One and a half years after new Berliner ANDREW PEKLER, a former Californian and proud purveyor of a solid indie background ("Mucus 2", "Bergheim 34", "Sad Rockets"), had surprised the world with his very own atmospheric blend of click & cuts aesthetics and sampled analogue jazz sounds on his astonishing, self-titled ~scape debut album, he now presents us with his second, rather more ambitious coup. All 14 tracks on "Nocturnes, False Dawns & Breakdowns" play with and around different facets of urban noir sentiments. The night has many faces – from the promise of excess to social gatherings under the club dictate and the alcohol-induced, melancholy mildness of the "wee small hours of the morning” (Sinatra), to name but a new of the myriad possible associations.
Nevertheless "Nocturnes, False Dawns & Breakdowns" heads down a different, far more contemplative route. Not only did Andrew Pekler’s produce his tracks at night, but he allows them to refl....... more