Roland Tings – Roland Tings (Internasjonal)

Roland Tings – Roland Tings (Internasjonal)
Internasjonal, freak-out-space-disco king Prins Thomas' label, just released the first album of Australian producer Roland Tings and (to anticipate the results) it turned out to be a splendid idea. Roland Tings, who’s from Melbourne and (as far as I know) not living in Berlin, started releasing in 2012 with the lovely Milky Way on 100% Silk and came up in 2014 with two even lovelier 12"s on Internasjonal, so there were some legitimate expectations regarding his first try on an album. Now it arrived. The album is self-titled and I always find that (the "self-titled-thing") a bit boring. Why not think about a flashy name for the opus? The good thing is: that’s the only boring thing about this record. Roland Tings produced ten tracks that are, at their worst, highly entertaining, skillfully produced and full of lush synths. Most of the time they’re way better. It’s not easy to name this kind of music, is it disco? or house? maybe even kosmische? But never mind these questions, as (and we all know that) names are of no importance. The opener Coming Up For Air lets the album pick up speed quite fast with a marvellous bassline pushing forward but still preserving an easiness, an effortlessness that’s damn cool. With Human Knowledge and Observatory Roland Tings follows that path of uplifting grooves and floating synths that bring back memories of the fantastic Antonelli Electr. stuff from the late nineties (remember the first full album "Me, The Disco Machine"? Still one of the best records ever.), but where the Antonelli Electr. sounds are sharp and reduced, Roland Tings keeps his soundscapes softer, more opulent, hailing the beauty of diversity. It’s easy to spot Tings’ fascination for creating and modulating sounds and melodies, rich and blooming. Thankfully he’s also talented in building and shaping rhythms, and, as a result, tracks like Endless Race are full of things happening, but still ready for the dancefloor. As excellent as these first tracks are, you’ll notice with surprise that the best and most interesting music happens to be in the second part of the record. Roland Tings decelerates the tempo and gets hypnotic. With repetitive drum- and keyboard-patterns Devotion and Cultural Canal breathe some kind of Krautmusik-atmosphere but are way more sun-drenched and juicy. The albums’ highlight is Venus, a slow-building vision soaked with both happiness and melancholy (Blind Behaviour, Lucianos legendary first album, comes to your mind), bittersweet strings and weightless harmonies, feeling like a journey through Mata Atlântica, the tropical rainforest at the brazilian coast where orchids and butterflies meet deserted beaches at sunrise. Expectations? Satisfied!   Written by João Geck   You can BUY Roland Tings - Roland Tings released on Internasjonal HERE from whatpeopleplay.com.

Roland Tings – Roland Tings (Internasjonal) – MP3 & WAV Downloads:

Spread the word about Roland Tings – Roland Tings (Internasjonal) – MP3 & WAV Downloads:

If you like Roland Tings – Roland Tings (Internasjonal) you may also be up for this: