Tarwater Not The Wheel

Poland's Gustaff label has released an interesting collection from German electro-art duo Tarwater. Not The Wheel brings together a variety of unreleased tracks from various sources, including live recording, studio work and music created for film and theatre. The pair's dark grooves and harsh landscapes are ever present, even though the film and theatre work exposes a much wider range of sonic elements. While everything from relatively beat-free melodic passages to angular rhythmic experimentation are present, the collection maintains a sombre ambient vibe throughout. (Kitty Yo)