One of my favourite current producers René Schier is back in style with his new full-length album titled It Is Not Enough To Love. I have previously included Seeds, his exceptional album last year in my favourites of 2017. The Berlin-based musician is back in style with an album that is more experimental and enigmatic in style than his previous works.
With heavy drumming throughout and an excellent use of keys and synth leads, which create this rainbow of colourful sounds and incredible grooves that are energetic and keep your attention throughout. I like to describe René’s music as an actual LSD trip put on tape. Colourful, enigmatic and absolutely bonkers. Whether this is the smooth vibe of “What We Like to Do!” or the psychedelic rock vibe of “Spooky Green,” this album transcends genres in such an effortless way. “Grateful Dayz” sounds like it should be in an action sequence in the new Bond film, with it’s eerie synths and grandiose chords. The music throughout is just such a joy to listen to, such a colourful trip that pushes the boundaries of what electronic sample-based music can do.
What makes this an even better experience is the film that it’s accompanied by. Directed by René himself, the 50-minute film features abstract scenes from films and TV shows as well as animations, GIFs and everything in between, with the album being the soundtrack to it all. Again, such an incredible experience all around.
Watch the film below:
You can also stream the album below via Bandcamp. Purchase info included, as well as an incredible vinyl you can buy. Need to get one myself. Released on one of the best labels in the world, Urban Waves Records.