HANDS RELEASE: JULY 31,
2004 REVIEW: AUGUST 13,
new album from Marc Verhaeghen is
now out and amongst us. Many felt
that perhaps due to Verhaeghen's and
Dirk Ivens' re-union shows, Ivens
would be featured on the new album.
Thankfully he is not. The old Klinik
will never release new material. The
first box will be re-issued in any
case so stop whining and get over
With Nickanor back in the Klinik fold,
Verhaeghen returns to the amazing
trance/electro style he branched out
into with 2002's "Sonic Surgery"
except that this time around the tempo
is more varied and the textures far
"Reversal" is a simplistic
track when one first hears it but
as the song builds and builds, adding
layer upon layer of intricate programming,
a palpable sense of claustrophobic
malaise is unleashed. "Orbit"
does exactly that, placing the listener
in an otherworldly acoustical space;
one has no choice but to submit to
the total immersion of sounds. "Cats
Eyes" is an epic closing choice
for this new release and easily could
have wound up on last year's astounding
double album "Akhet".
The synthesis is incredible on "Dark
Surgery", each sound is calculated
to be placed exactly where it will
do the most damage. Klinik continue
to expand their sound with each release
and now that Marc has given us both
halves of the surgery equation, further
exploration will no doubt commence.