A kind of utopia - just like the one found hidden away between the lines and pages of a few books and a few records that were born around the late '60s/early '70s. Those that spring to mind are by Terry Riley, Bridget Riley, Daniel Caux, and Ariel Kalma. That sense of utopia which permeated their works is the one that was also found in the ideas and designs of the Bauhaus movement. Straight lines that, through a strange correspondence, are a reminder of the strong sound lines made by analog synthesizers - those played by Model Alpha aka Jonathan Fitoussi and Julie Freyri. Synth names full of wonders, like a secret password to an unknown hidden world: Sequential Circuits Pro-One or EMS Synthi AKS, Philicorda or Ondioline, Roland TR-606, TR-707 - Model Alpha makes them all vibrate, hiss, and swirl, using them as they should (very clear sequences, straightforward percussions) but also as they shouldn't. Synths and drumboxes heard on this record act as if they were taking you on a psychedelic drift, making you feel that they are almost playing themselves, creating their own melodies out of their used circuitry. The great Anni Albers design used for the sleeve is another way of perceiving the duo's electronic fluctuations: as straight hard lines that by sheer power of design and assemblage create illusions, make optic and audio nerves flutter away gently. Sound op-art, in a subliminal way. Sometimes, Kraftwerk overshadows the whole music and one can only feel that the young French duo shares with their German model that same sense of making electronic music as modern ragas, nurtured by urban sounds and decay as well as a sense of timing. Something for eternity, that goes on as long as electricity is available. As with the best techno, the best minimalist records, and the best Krautrock ventures, this first Model Alpha LP hints at a weird sense of time, not totally of the past, not totally of the future, not at all of the present. Something in-between, a time-travel machine that can take you on a random journey. Listening to these tracks is a bit like making time's flow stop. Limited edition of 300 copies. Pressed on black vinyl. 240 gram printed inner-sleeve. Includes a one-sided clear flexi disc and a free download coupon.
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