Ratgrave - RatgraveApron
Ratgrave is the duo of multi-instrumentalist Max Graef and bassist Julius Conrad. Their self titled release is filled with adventurous experimental fusion and live instrumentation. "Wilder, glib Hut" and "Fantastic Neckground" are filled with spacey synths and warped guitar rhythms. "El Schnorro" is another highlight laced with tripped out synths. "Eln Kola Bitte!" goes in a slightly different direction with blissful keys and a funky mid-tempo groove. Graef and Conrad are always finding new paths to explore their horizons. This is a musical journey that's well worth the ride.
Reg Dancy, 12/18