Codes of Nature: Neues von Samuel Rohrer

Mitte Februar und somit ein knappes halbes Jahr nach dem vorigen Longplayer “Hungry Ghosts” erscheint eine neue Doppel-12″ des Drummers und Producers Samuel Rohrer, den Leser unserer Seiten sicher von seiner Mitwirkung bei Dark Star Safari kennen. Rhythmen, die verschiedenste Traditionen anklingen lassen, erzeugen zusammen mit den auf modularen Synthies und anderer elektronik basierenden Bässen eine enorme Hypnotik.”Codes of Nature”, das auch die schon länger erhältliche Single “Body of Lies” enthält, erscheint bei Arjunamusic Records und wird von Word & Sound vertrieben. Es ist auch als Download erhältlich.

“Samuel Rohrer’s newest solo album, Codes of Nature, shows the artist making yet more refinements and additions to an already rich catalog of musical ideas. Though he has excelled in collaborative projects with Ambiq, Ricardo Villalobos, Tobias Freund, Dark Star Safari, Nils Petter Molvaer, Max Loderbauer, Oren Ambarchi and many others, it is fascinating to experience him also working in a field completely his own, yet managing to still give the impression of being fully integrated or connected with a larger musical universe. A strange, intriguing ambiguity between the specific and the universal is indeed what makes Rohrer’s music worth playing on a loop – the cool, downtempo, yet energized constructions on Codes are powered by subtle atmospheric and tonal changes, and work like a camouflage adaptable to any environment. [...] As mentioned at the beginning here, this is a record whose strength derives from its versatility. It’s clear that this versatility of sounds has been inspired by a commitment to positive differentiation that is not just a musical one, and that’s where this work will inspire others in turn”. (Thomas Bey William Bailey)