- Words: Cameron Macdonald
- Label: Raster-Noton
- XLR8R Rating: 7/10
German-Chilean shape-shifter Uwe Schmidt continues to be unpredictable and irreverent as ever on Liedgut. Last year, his Señor Coconut persona unleashed Latin dance covers of Daft Punk and Prince, and now he’s exploring noise and German Romanticism as Atom™. The tracks jump from glitchy scratches of electro-funk to sublime Kraftwerk homages (“Berge und Taler” recalls the glistening, Schubert-like synth chords of Kraftwerk’s “Europe Endless”). Not all of Schmidt’s experiments work, as he sometimes plays a synth like he’s still trying to figure out exactly how it works. Nevertheless, Liedgut still recalls the light humor of classic German electronic music and makes for good comic relief on a lazy afternoon.
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