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Runtime: 22'17''

«Cryptic Scenery exists as a band since 1994, but has undergone many lineup changes since then, and since june 2009 it has been unaltered: Christian H. Sötemann (the project's mentor) on vocals, electronics, percussion, guitar and other sounds; and Thomas Pertzel on saxophone, percussion and other sounds. On this particular work, Christian only plays the guitar and Thomas the saxophone.
One can almost be tempted to label this work - and possibly Cryptic Scenery's music in general - as 'freejazz' thanks to the imposing presence of the saxophone, but it would be a judgemental error, as this is much more than 'just' jazz, free or constrained for that matter.

'Low Battery' is a collection of ambient pieces, where darkness and nostalgia roam free, leaving space for just a lonely and sad sax to tell his story, almost weeping words, telling tales of lives that are long gone. There's also a distinct sad tone, played by Christian's guitar, that transport us to the past... pretty much 90's signature ambient here. Lovely work.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Adrift ...................................................................................... pt us
  [4'08'' • 7,83Mb • VBR]
02 • The Weakest Link ................................................................... pt us
  [3'54'' • 6,59Mb • VBR]
03 • Ground Pad ............................................................................. pt us
  [5'03'' • 10,0Mb • VBR]
04 • Lament For The Recluse ......................................................... pt us
[3'15'' • 5,93Mb • VBR]
05 • Despair .................................................................................... pt us
  [5'47'' • 10,1Mb • VBR]
06 • Low Battery ............................................................................. pt us
  [0'10'' • 0,71Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 4,59Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 45,0Mb]

Reviews:

«I don’t follow the CD-R-MP3 $cene — not that there is anything wrong with that™ — it’s just that I know that there is plenty for me to listen to in the Free scene. However, I do enjoy it when these two musical scenes cross paths as they do with the release of Cryptic Scenery‘s Low Battery. Cryptic Scenery, led by Christian H. Sötemann, have released this incredibly beautiful ambient netpla with Sötemann (guitar, electronics and other sounds) and Thomas Pertzel (saxophone, percussion and other sounds). In my first listen of Low Battery, the delicate allure of Adrift was simply too intoxicating, and then track after track, there was this enchanting radiance, each track equally stirring. Consider me drunk on Cryptic Scenery’s Low Battery
- Disruptive Platypus / July 21, 2010

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