undoubtedly the US-based Andrew Cauthen was one of the most
interesting artists along with Cagey House, Amitron 7, starstarstar,
The Japanese Gum, Children Of The Drone and Joxfield ProjeX whom I
had discovered while embarking on with my blog 10 years ago. The
visual trademark of him used to be a bicycle on the cover print of
every issue. Musically his sound is still mind-blowing, for example,
the recent one is a convergence of krautrock-driven motorik beats a
la Neu, and on the other side it is a mix of ambient plateaus and
droning phases. In truth, he does away with guitars. Earlier, I
guess, five years ago I would have considered it an example of pure
electronic sound, however, today it chimes to my ears at least partly
like a solid German experimental rock project from the 70s.
Additionally to Neu! as already mentioned above the minimalist
influences by Konrad Schnitzler can be heard on this 8-track outing.
Of course, one can also draw parallels upon the electro sound from
Detroit but the seminal impulse came from Germany. However, the
latter point is not the most essential but it is a very fine
listening experience. In a word, let's consume it.