Banabila, Michel & Mete Erker / Route Planner
Album: Route Planner   Collection:General
Artist:Banabila, Michel & Mete Erker   Added:Mar 2012
Label:Tapu Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-06-16 Pull Date: 2012-08-19
Week Ending: Jul 22 Jul 8 Jun 24 Jun 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 18, 2012: maximum entropy
You Little Wonder (Lullaby)
3. Jun 20, 2012: Brownian Motion
September Colors
2. Jul 03, 2012: At the Cafe Bohemian
Route Planner
4. Jun 16, 2012: The Mongrel's Stoop
September Colors, Terra Incognita

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-06-15
PICKS: 1 3 6 10

ATMOSPHERIC JAZZ: A collaboration with sound artist Banabila and jazz musician Mete Erker. Full of ambient layering, jazzy influences, and interesting sound design. All tracks worth playing.

1 (5:25)–Wave-like shakers¸ atmospheric ambience, with a catchy clarinet tune over it.

2 (4:22) –Classical string intro breaks down into very laid-back, background jazz.

3 (3:55) –Upbeat electronic groove with an excellent melody shared by synth and sax. Very diverse, has a SimCity vibe to it.

4 (8:12) –Mostly electronic ambience, odd noises. Interspersed sax. Machinarium soundtrack.

5 (4:51) –Marching, relentless electronic beat, sax tries to keep up.

6 (6:14) –Slow, rich melody, like a very comfy chair. Something to play after a long day.

7 (4:23) –Sounds like a dirge performed by manipulated vocals, sax, and other electronic oddness.

8 (6:09) –More ambient soundscapes that eventually find a strong beat. Very “metropolis” feeling.

9 (6:03) –Minimalist dissonance, sounds like Philip Glass’ work. Very sparse intrumentation.

10 (1:37) –Hidden track (starts at 1:00) –children’s vocals reprise of first track. Awesome.

Track Listing
1. Terra Incognita   5. Saxvoizstreetwalk (Casio Turka Mix)
2. September Colors   6. You Little Wonder (Lullaby)
3. Route Planner   7. Read My Lips (Route Planner Mix)
4. Deep In The Forest   8. Skyscrapers
  9. Traffic Flow