Flanger Midnight Sound

Those German lads are at it again with their keyboards, piecing together their second effort for Ninja Tune. Midnight Sound is heavily jazz-influenced, with a little salsa and German rock thrown in to spice things up, but that's about as far as it goes. Flanger can come across as being a tad cheesy at times, with lame guitar effects and dreadful wah-wah as well. The album's sound, which is basically constant keys and a jazzy snare, tends to wear thin after the first few tracks and in the end the only thing separating Flanger from the electronic scene and performing at your local drinking-hole is the Ninja seal-of-approval. (Ninja Tune)