Forma Forma

Forma Forma
Every time the whole Krautrock thing feels done to death, another new, fresh-faced group come out of nowhere and prove that, once again, it truly is a timeless genre. This time, that group are Forma, a Brooklyn, NY-based trio that have landed themselves on John Elliott's increasingly impressive Spectrum Spools imprint, and for good reason. Their debut long-player is one stellar introduction, picking up on the '80s kosmische minimalism pioneered by forwarding-thinking Germans like Roedelius, Moebius and Manuel Göttsching, and breathing some welcomed new life into the decades-old sounds. Skittering, often tribal drums keep pace as loose, light and uplifting synths weave short but sweet compositions, all while striking that perfect balance between improvisation and structural precision. It's hypnotic, pulling you in and drawing you back with what may be one of the most harmonious, go-down-easy slabs of Kraut-inspired electronics around. If you've been looking to get back on that autobahn, here's your ticket. (Spectrum Spools)