REVIEW: Kreidler: Flood album review by Matt Mead

REVIEW: Kreidler: Flood album review by Matt Mead

Following a 25 year career of making music, Dusseldorf’s Kreidler once again achieve to step it up a gear or 2 with their 15th studio album Flood released via Bureau B Records. With similarities to Kraftwerk and Air, the album exhibits swathes of atmosphere music pieces which evoke days of traveling at night on a cool summers evening or lazy days whilst the sun goes down.

The first side of Flood have mystic and dynamic angles to the tracks featured. Eurydike subtly enters proceedings with some sassy cool electro playing, Celeration picks up the pace with reggae dub and 90’s rave anthemic tones, Nesindano features some South African chimes as the album immediately fills your minds with anything but the confusion and unrest that surrounds the world at present.  Just like Kraftwerk, Kreidler are able to lift the boundaries of the ordinary and introduce music fresh and vibrant.

The title track that has five musical canvases mixed into one to form one grand musical overture features a mixture of jazz, more dubbed reggae beats, whilst some luscious melodies and musical oddities fill the speakers with the sort of music Orbital have made a habit of unleashing on their audiences. Overall a mighty fine release to bring a calming influence to the hectic world in which we are all a part of.

Flood can be purchased from the Bureau B website