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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Subwayz Selectionz 2014 30 Legowelt

My Top 30 Albums of 2014

30. Legowelt: Crystal Cult 2080 (Creme Organisation)

Legowelt: fan of the occult and horticulture
  1. Experimental Awakening
  2. Ancient Rites Demoni Mundi
  3. Excalibur R8MK2
  4. Psychotic Endurance
  5. How I Live
  6. The Future Of Myself
  7. Fundamental Superstition
  8. Crystal Cult 2080
  9. When The Spring Comes Again
  10. Cyberspace Is Still Happenin' For Real
  11. Lighthouses & Fried Fish Disks
  12. A Distant Meadow In Your Soul 

There's a subtle, yet distinctive difference between Crystal Cult 2080, released back in April of this year, and The Paranormal Soul, the previous album which Danny Wolfers released under his Legowelt pseudonym back in 2012. 

Crystal Cult 2080 represents a darker, mystical tinged departure compared to the more accessible, revisionist house and techno of The Paranormal Soul. You only have to look at the album sleeve to notice Legowelt's some what overt occultist overtones. 

The album starts as it means to go along, with enigmatic, swirling synths, blended with menacing beats, whilst imbued with dark, eerie basslines. At best the album is a trip into a techno-infused cabalistic world. At it's worst, it sounds like incidental music from the Super Nintendo video game Castlevania.

My standout track: The Future Of Myself

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