Schienhammer, Sven / Altostratus Translucidus
Album: Altostratus Translucidus   Collection:General
Artist:Schienhammer, Sven   Added:Dec 2011
Label:Bine Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-01-12 Pull Date: 2013-03-17 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Mar 17 Feb 10 Feb 3 Jan 27 Jan 20
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 14, 2013: Ghost Trees
Back Into The Here And Now
4. Feb 02, 2013: Everything 2.0
2. Feb 09, 2013: Everything
Shimmering Dreams (Live Except)
5. Jan 26, 2013: The Base of A Dream is Empty
Back Into The Here And Now
3. Feb 07, 2013: minimum entropy ii
Future Life
6. Jan 19, 2013: Music Casserole
Sounds Signals For Other Planets

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2013-01-06
Minimal electronic. Lots of beats with ambient in there, too. Is this minimal techno? The second half of the album sounds a lot like Gas. I’m no expert on that style, but I can say it’s sexy 4/4 dancy electronic beats with atmospheric pads. The first half of the album is closer to reference points like loscil, Praguedren, Starcircleanatomy. Generally long (6-7 min) tracks with plenty of space and room to build. Berlin composer wrote the album during a snowstorm. No FCCs, all instrumental.

*1. Mostly ambient synths; slow eerie nighttime music. (7:15)
*2. Field recordings, found sounds, and lovely tape experiments. Wind-swept hypnotic ambience. (6:26)
3. Rolling waves of distorted samples; very restrained, chill electronic rhythm. (6:32)
4. Spacious echoey reverberations + beefy bass. (6:43)
5. Galactic, delayed synths, sexy space beat comes in w/ bass drum. (6:22)
6. Simple loop soup, minimal clubby churn. (7:39)
7. Bobby, stripped-down chill house(?) (7:22)
*8. Weird intergalactic, 2-chord, warped electronic dub disco. (7:09)
9. Phasered, repetitive space trip-disco. (6:55)
10. Spacey echoes on the keys, handclaps. (6:33)
*11. Sexy, jungle-like polyrhythm bubbling over. (2:39)

Track Listing
1. Monosubstituted   6. Night Over Mojave Desert
2. Back Into The Here And Now   7. Being Immersed In Another World
3. Future Life   8. Shimmering Dreams (Live Except)
4. Altostratus Translucidus   9. When Night Meets Day
5. Sounds Signals For Other Planets   10. The Heliacal Risings Of Aldebaran
  11. Biological Clock (Outro)