A review of electronic music band Node's latest album, Node 2, has been posted to the Santa Sangre Magazine website. Below is a short excerpt:
A lot can happen in a couple decades, systems of government can collapse, the world may be revolutionized by technology and in the case of Node: you’ll finally get another album. Because while their day jobs may have kept them busy, those who make up this collective have maintained a steady course into fascinating dimensions of sound. If -and this is a big if- you have not heard their debut then what is on here won’t be easy to digest. The long, rolling sequences course over these skeletal arrangements like loose tendons drifting in fluid ever further from the anchoring bone. Is that oxygen filling the lungs or has something else transformed the atmosphere into an alien substance, breathe it in and become one with this marvel of technological achievement.
Even though this is not precisely the same line-up as before, you’re not going to be disappointed by the results; I guarantee satisfaction to those who have waited patiently for this. When those who operate behind the scenes are put out front, what they create bears no resemblance to their track records working for others. It is remarkable to see the names involved in this and know that despite all the popular acclaim and units moved, this is where they choose to truly flex their creative muscles. No thought is given to charts, marketing, focus groups or the odious whims of entertainment lawyers. Here in this place, Node display their prowess quite thoroughly. I’ve seen this described as ‘Berlin school’ electronics and while the roots run from this, what Node compose could not have been done by the architects of this style.
To read the full review go here:http://santasangremagazine.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/node-node-2/