Dominik, Dominik, Dominik. Sure I could tell you he has dozens of singles, remixes, and other tracks to his name. But the fact that stands out the most about Dominik Eulberg is that he dreams of becoming a park ranger after retiring from music. Now, I think we have a romantic on our hands.
Eulberg plays innovative, electronic music. His album would appropriate fit in with Bibio or CocoRosie, although some of his tracks manage to sound like music they play at weird night clubs. Lyrically free, Dominik creatively sprinkles his tracks with interesting sounds, like wind charms. Personally, I am amazed at the versatility of the album. It is outrageous. A track like “Teddy Tausendtod” and “Metamorphose” sound like they do not belong on the same album. I will go as far as diagnosing him with split personality. Some of his tracks are sad, demanding complete silence, while others are happy and catchy. He’s not just some douchey DJ either (he’s a park ranger, remember?), even his clubby tracks manage to have some depth.
The slower tracks are the ones that caught my eye..or should I say ear (lame joke, I know). They create an atmosphere of a Tim Burton fairy tale. It’s difficult to get to the full album, because the first track “Taeuschungs-Blume” is the kind of song you have to listen on repeat at least twice. The vocals consist of a sound reminiscent of hiccups. Oh man, I do wish my hiccups sounded like that. The other memorable track is the previously mentioned “Metamorphose.” This track almost sounds like a modern music box. Dominik manages to add a subtle beat to the piano, complementing as opposed to distorting the beauty. Told you he’s a romantic.
Overall, thumbs up to the German DJ. Combining playful tracks with the kind of music you listen to in the dark alone is like wearing leopard print – hard to do well. So, clear your schedule and listen to the 69 minutes of these innovative, yet non-pretentious tracks. Take this musical journey. Who knows where you’ll end up.
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