Sound Tesselated - Morning
Synthpop Ricardo Beck and Norman Haase, also known as Sound Tesselated, are no new names on the scene. The band has been around since the mid 90's and since then released four full length albums. This album, 'Morning' is their fifth.

Ricardo have one of those bitter, but sweet, voices that would have worked great with a bit darker musical theme (I'm thinking about Felix Marc's solo project here) and in that state, I would probably have liked it even more. Instead, Sound Tesselated has the smurf on happypills kind of sound, that we also know as the true 80's synthpop style. I enjoy it, but it's not the ultimate way to really capture my attention and make it a life long love story.

The album features 14 tracks and none of them are remixes. Most of them are good, but just a few actually sticks out from the thousands of synthpop tracks you've heard before; "Wonderland", "Plastic People", "Nautic Lovesong", "Starlight Queen" and the absolutely lovely "Paper Dreams" which is easily the highlight of the album.

'Wonderland' is not great enough to give me the urge to check out Sound Tesselated's older material, but good enough to be recommended for synthpop fans.

(Holy s**t, I just did a whole synthpop review without refering to Zynic)
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Brutal Resonance

Sound Tesselated - Morning

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2012
Ricardo Beck and Norman Haase, also known as Sound Tesselated, are no new names on the scene. The band has been around since the mid 90's and since then released four full length albums. This album, 'Morning' is their fifth.

Ricardo have one of those bitter, but sweet, voices that would have worked great with a bit darker musical theme (I'm thinking about Felix Marc's solo project here) and in that state, I would probably have liked it even more. Instead, Sound Tesselated has the smurf on happypills kind of sound, that we also know as the true 80's synthpop style. I enjoy it, but it's not the ultimate way to really capture my attention and make it a life long love story.

The album features 14 tracks and none of them are remixes. Most of them are good, but just a few actually sticks out from the thousands of synthpop tracks you've heard before; "Wonderland", "Plastic People", "Nautic Lovesong", "Starlight Queen" and the absolutely lovely "Paper Dreams" which is easily the highlight of the album.

'Wonderland' is not great enough to give me the urge to check out Sound Tesselated's older material, but good enough to be recommended for synthpop fans.

(Holy s**t, I just did a whole synthpop review without refering to Zynic) Aug 24 2012

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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