Half Age reveals a common love for electronic music, though influenced by various musical genres such as jazz, house music, trip hop, and assuredly many movie soundtracks. While Out of the game sounds likes the opening of a space opera,the trippy and saturated loops of “Rooftop Paradise” reminds of Holden’s 8-bit symphony “Idiot”.
Released this summer on the german label Giegling, Kettenkarussell – Easy Listening is the debut album of Herr Koreander (aka Konstantin) and Leafar Legov, a very promising duo who produced the label’s first release I Believe You And We Make Love Forever in 2009.
As soon as it starts, Easy Listening takes you on a musical journey full of melancholic melodies and nostalgic feelings. After a short intro – which features Bruce Lee over an orchestra tuning – comes the aptly named drama. Starting on an intriguing piano melody, drama brings the listener in an introspective dream where he rapidly will find himself caught by the catchy percussions. Meanwhile, a roar grows from the depths of the song and bring the final dramatic tone to this very well-built song.