Robert Henke returns with a new full-length next month.
Influential avant-garde group Monolake will release a new full-length next month.
Entitled Silence, the album is the work of Robert Henke, the acclaimed software technology developer for Ableton who has been the sole permanent member of the group since founding member Gerhard Behles left in 2004 to focus full-time on the company. According to early reports, the album is a varied one, taking in both slow and fast BPMs, as well as ambient excursions with, as Henke pointedly proclaims on his website, absolutely no compression whatsoever. (Henke's three year stint as a mastering engineer and vinyl cutter at Berlin's Dubplates & Mastering has much to do with this decision.)
Put together over the course of a year, Silence also takes in field recordings from a variety of places: "Sound sources include field recordings of airport announcements, hammering on metal plates at the former Kabelwerk Oberspree, Berlin, several sounds captured inside the large radio antenna dome at Teufelsberg, Berlin, dripping water at the Botanical Garden Florence, air condition systems and turbines in Las Vegas, Frankfurt and Tokyo, walking on rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, wind from the Grand Canyon, a friend's answering machine, a printer, conversations via mobile phones, typing on an old Macintosh keyboard and recordings from tunnel works in Switzerland."
01. Watching Clouds
02. Infinite Snow
03. Null Pointed
04. Far Red
07. Internal Clock
Monolake will release Silence on Imbalance Computer Music next month.