RDEČA RAKETA: Wir Werden CD Godrec
Viennese based artists Maja Osojnik and Matija Schellander are both active musicians who work primarily with improvised contemporary compositions that span many a genre. It was of no surprise then when this album opened up with spoken word that filtered into obscure electronics.
Collectively Raketa combine an odd mash up of sounds that are cemented together with ambience that has an altogether field recordings sound to its foundations. Occasionally this is petered out with backwards programming of piano and glitch interruptions and vocal intersections; the untitled track four being a prime example of this at it’s most effective with a slight Aphex Twin tinge to the formulation.
On the whole, there is a lot on this release that does appeal to me, but on the flip side of the coin I feel this piece of work would be better accompanied in an art installation or as a live action with visuals. On general CD release I found it all too easy to drift off and start paying attention to other things rather than what was coming out of my speakers.