German strange electro pop mastermind, Olaf Krautwurst and his solo project Blinky Blinky Computerband, is back at it again with the upcoming release, Blue Ice. It’s due out March 1st and can be pre-ordered now at their Bandcamp. You never know what you’re going to get in a Blinky Blinky Computerband release because their music draws influence from so many influences, whether it be electronic soundscapes or industrial beats. It just so happens that Blue Ice is ambient and electronica and Echosynthetic had the opportunity to check it out before it comes out.
Blue Ice could honestly be the soundtrack for a big IMAX film where the camera soars over the arctic circle. It’s a completely immersive experience, especially with headphones. Blinky Blinky Computerband are known for their excellent production work and Blue Ice continues that tradition. As a piece of ambient electronica, being able to transport the listener to another space is the most important thing possible. Not only does that happen here, it’s like being swept off your feet, guided through these environments, and brought back home, all the richer for the experience.
Once again, Blinky Blinky Computerband have proven to be a band to watch. There is no other act that’s able to jump from genre to genre and continually produce excellent material like them. Olaf Krautwurst and his latest atrraction, Blue Ice, are worth the money…just think of it as a ticket for a trip that you can take over and over again. More than that, there are limited edition CDs available on Bandcamp!