My first album entitled „Unknown Land“ is out now. It contains 6 tracks I have written and produced between 2009 and 2013. I put it on bandcamp and you can buy the download in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
Review: Unknown Land by Thee Balancer
Thee Balancer’s ‚Unknown Land‘ fuses dub translations within a subtle, full, rich and ambient exo-skeleton of abstract and intriguing electronic and organic utterances. Indeed, this recording has plenty of audio nuggets to treasure. I have spent the last few months listening to it and still find remarkable moments hitherto undiscovered.
At one point I am surprised to hear exquisite classic piano shards, raw open mic ambience and the occasional spoken word. Was that a Throbbing Gristle low level bass pluck I heard? All of the tracks seem to have a shape shifting quality that defies labelling. Violin, real drums (Yes, remember those? Thee Balancer is a superb drummer. The drumming is tight, crisp and beautifully recorded) twisted electronics and a Japanese girl at one point wrap themselves around each other in vast almost industrial dubscapes. It is a dark, warm, detailed and multi-layered cinematic affair.
Spending time in Jamaica, working in numerous music and film projects, moving through the Berlin techno scene and logging in many studio hours Thee Balancer deftly reflects all of his experiences from the past 30 years within the realm of this magnificent album.
It is a marvellously eclectic collection of six tracks.
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