Ethereal synth tracks drifting around the percussion, with off-synch vocal pauses scattered throughout are Dominik Eulberg’s trademark style. It’s evocative of relaxation tapes, only more subtly layered and deliberate.
Dom is best described as an electonica club DJ who has developed a penchant for mixing deep rhythms and natural sounds into a weave of trance/dance. There is some beautiful stuff on this album, not just the individual arrangements themselves but within the pieces are verses that, by themselves, are worth listening to.
This is his fourth album, containing eleven tracks. His cover art is visually stunning, preparing the listener for where he proposes to take them. This music is best on a shuffled loop, as there isn’t a strict progression order. They are as the title states, showpieces in and of themselves, lovingly crafted as a slice of time and set against a backdrop of buzzy reverb bass, electronic keyboarding and lilting strings.
The last track, Metamorphose, stands out due to the piano work and simple build up to the end.
Even if you don’t like electronica and especially if your only experience with it is from the high-energy club house mixes, this will surprise you and most likely end up on your playlist rotation. It’s definitely worth downloading the album, but give yourself a treat and get the CD for the album art, too.
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