Susanne Brokesch

Sharing the Sunhat

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A curious collection of ambient electronics, not least because it appeared on the normally dance-centric Disko B label. Rumored to be the work of the Sil Electronics gang, Sharing the Sunhat is closer to the work of Anthony Manning, Panasonic's Mika Vainio, or Australian soundtrack producer Paul Schutze, sporting sprawling environmental soundscapes that are less dark than suggestive and just a wee bit odd. Switching between angular, furrowed techno, sparse, off-kilter electro, and hissing electronic ambience, Sunhat even throws a shifty lounge-jazz tune in, all the while managing an almost narrative coherence that might benefit from filmic accompaniment. Barring that, the album's rich, gorgeous artwork should do fine.

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