Klimek Movies is Magic

Klimek Movies is Magic

Solo as Random Inc., or with Ekkehard Ehlers in Autopoesies, Sebastian Meissner did his part to disturb the boundaries between dance and electro-acoustic music on the sadly defunct Mille Plateaux label at century's turn. The alias change and jump to Kompakt with Milk & Honey (both as a twelve-inch and full-length) provided a fresh paradigm to deconstruct. The beats were few and sparse, like a few un-burst balloons in the corners of a rave. Anticipate is a less disjunctive home base for Klimek but Meissner still manages to remain elusive in his approach. Plunging into the meta-textual world of film score allows for broad examinations of music as mood piece, propulsive force or historical signifier. Early pieces stretch the swollen orchestral themes of blockbuster cinema into improbably extended crescendos. "Pathetic and Dangerous" is an A.I. approximation of noir mysteriousness, with "Greed, Mutation, Betrayal" inviting out the robot gumshoes. It's a hard drive crash course in celluloid framework. (Anticipate)