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Runtime: 17'20''

«Another extremely nice EP for those of you fond of Múm and other acoustic pop delicacies. Multi-Panel - real name for dutch artist Ludo Maas - delivers in just little over 15 minutes, 7 great tracks soaked in nostalgia, droney keyboards, soft beats and acoustic guitar pluckings. Reminds me a bit of other test tube releases from Aitänna77 and Bacanal Intruder.
'Radio' is the opener and my favorite track of this record. Starts slowly paced with a gently plucked guitar, metronome style wood beat and dreamy keyboards for a perfect match. The rest of the release follows the same steps of this one: short but to the point tracks, rich in melody and drama and easily remembered. After a minute short interlude, we come to the second part of this EP to find a more downtempo and less acoustic oriented set of tracks, some voiceovers and human samples, culminating at the title track, which is actually a full ambient composition. Now all we need is a full lenght of material to enjoy Multi-Panel magic to the fullest.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Radio ....................................................................................... pt us
  [3'56'' • 5,41Mb • 192Kbps]
02 • August .................................................................................... pt us
  [2'09'' • 2,97Mb • 192Kbps]
03 • Frozen River ........................................................................... pt us
  [2'14'' • 3,08Mb • 192Kbps]
04 • Leyland (Interlude) ................................................................ pt us
[1'05'' • 1,50Mb • 192Kbps]
05 • Show You Around .................................................................... pt us
  [2'52'' • 3,93Mb • 192Kbps]
06 • Combined Organs .................................................................... pt us
  [2'32'' • 3,49Mb • 192Kbps]
07 • The Door .................................................................................. pt us
  [2'32'' • 3,49Mb • 192Kbps]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt  
  [PDF-Zip • 3,38Mb]    
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 25,7Mb]    

Reviews:

«Ce que l’on aime d’emblée chez Multi-Panel c’est ce côté léger, tranquille, presque facile qui ressort de la musique de cet allemand qui se fait aussi appeler Ludo Maas dans la vie de tous les jours. En un peu plus de 15 minutes il nous offre 7 miniatures folktronica, sortes de gourmandises sonores que l’on déguste sans faim et sans retenue. Au menu : broken beats légers, guitares mutines, nappes de synthés, fragments de voix... pour un ep qui ne propose, certes, rien de bien neuf mais qui a le mérite de nous réjouir le conduit auditif avec des plans simples e que l’on toujours plaisir à retrouver.»
- Benoît Richard [Netlabels Revue] / February 01, 2008

«Netlabels in general tend to release electronic music. The netlabel named Test Tube releases its share of electronica for free download, but it also ventures into pop and various experimental realms more often than do many of its online peers. Still, the label’s roots are in atmospheric electronic music, and those roots often make themselves shown, even where they’re not expected. Take the recent instrumental-pop set The Door by Multi-Panel (aka Dutch musician Ludo Maas). While most of the songs are nostalgic, lilting melodic lines above gentle percussion, the title track is a beatific, clouds-opening expanse of glimmer; the closest thing in it to a percussion element is a set of chatty little vocal samples that cycle through, all chopped and blended. It’s delightful.»
- Marc Weidenbaum [Disquiet] / January 24, 2008

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