Upwards At 66ºN

by TÅNK

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Richard Hare One of my favourite albums of the past 15 years. Stolen during a burglary, replaced and now bought digitally too. Favorite track: Abaton.
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"Tank is a one man band from Brest in Brittany, France. Christophe Mevel is his name, and these are a collection of 1998 four track recordings released on English space/psych-rock indie Earworm in 1999. Mr Mevel is obviously influenced by Krautrock, especially Neu, although he goes for the more rocking, motorik end of the Kraut spectrum, eschewing the more ambient/meandering/collage type efforts. Considering these are 4 track recordings, the sound is excellent. The spacy jams generally consist of a propulsive bass line; vintage keys shimmering; Faust-y thrashing guitars; swooping moogs and plenty of backwards loops. A combination of drum machines and live drums are used. A tried and tested formula, it's hard to go wrong if put together with any competence, but Christophe Mevel has a great knack for combining these simple elements in a highly pleasing way, with the ability to get quite beautiful if the urge so takes him. The result is a highly pleasurable listen if you are into all things space rock. " (white dot music)

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released September 1, 1999

4 tracked in Brest between march + december 1998.
Music by Yann Jezequel & Christophe Mevel


This record was released by Earworm records (worm 46) in September 99.

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