2001 release. Frank Schültge aka F.S.Blumm presents a multitude of lovely pop songs and atmospheric soundscapes. Mondkuchen seems like a colorful picture transformed into music, telling little stories in many layers. Its tension covers a wide field from crushed acoustic sound experiments to perfect pop tunes. Ingredients of his sound-kitchen are mainly acoustic instruments like piano, kalimba, vibes or guitars or more rare ones like an accordion. The musical result is in a way original, so that the popular namedropping doesn't help that much to describe F.S.Blumm's music. We still try it because we think there is a parallel to bands and projects like Gastr Del Sol or others who work on the combination of improvised elements with pop-approached structures. Likewise, when thinking about Wechsel Garland, it's hard to believe that F.S.Blumm is a one-man-project. It shows the many skills of a multi-instrumentalist, but the best thing is that he manages to sound like a perfectly tuned in orchestra, homogenous and well balanced. F.S.Blumm works with melodious sound, with deep buried memories and inner-mind visions, but at the same time his music is determined by timeless elegance and an amazing facility. The correlation of different instruments and beautiful simple melodies rule the sound. Experimental ideas just communicate with accessible and friendly music and Mondkuchen is a good example of how deep this combination can be without losing tension and humor.
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