If Krautrock-meets-electronica outfit Kreidler's 2011 album, Tank, was a modernization of the visceral, propulsive rhythms fellow Germans Neu! created on their classic ‘70s records, then their 2012 follow-up, Den, is more like a contemporary take on early solo projects by the members of Cluster. To put it in less Krautrock-centric terms, the focus of Den seems to more on minimal-but-melodic motifs that reflect off each other like a series of stones dropped in a moonlit pond. As usual with Kreidler, synthesizers lead the way here, but it's not an exclusively electronic landscape.
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