Sula Bassana - Organ Accumulator
The new year has already seen 3 or 4 killer Deep Distance releases; some of which have sold out – without exaggeration – in a single day. The first pressing of the fabulous new Sula Bassana LP Organ Accumulator was one. Mainland Europe gobbling these up leaving next to none for UK stores, upon initial release in January. This repress addresses that omission and will no doubt go super quick also. Organ Accumulator sees a welcome return to the label for Germany’s Sula Bassana following 2015’s epic Kosmonauts double set- separated by last year’s mighty Shipwrecked full length on the bands‘ own Sulatron label. Although Organ Accumulator reveals a more relaxed side to previous output, Sula Bassana still tread firmly within the revered kosmische ground of motorik grooves, ambient trance and pulsing electronics. An absolute must for all fans of Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Cluster, the Sky label and so on, not to mention latter day heroes -and previous label mates- like Panabrite, JD Emmanuel, Cosmic Ground, Expo 70 etc….Sula Bassana is pretty much the solo outlet for Electric Moon and Zone Six’s Dave Schmidt- who wrote, recorded and produced everything himself on synths, sequencers, portable keyboards, smaller organs and drum boxes etc. Lichtbuendel was recorded almost exclusively on a Casiotone 403, via a fat effects board and guitar amp, whilst tracks like “The Frogs” tips it’s hat to the soundtrack work of John Carpenter and Nebelschwaden perhaps does likewise for the early work of Vangelis. Another tremendous full length dressed as ever in gorgeous Lulu Artwork sleeve, and on brown wax.
A3 The Frogs
B1 Organ Accumulator