Asmus Tietchens – Seuchengebiete 4 (aufabwegen, CD)

More than three and a half decades after the release of the first part and 24 years after the last one so far, Asmus Tietchens continues his »Seuchengebiete« (»Plague Territories«) series with a fourth entry—perhaps inspired by recent events. For a good hour, however, the pioneer of »absolute music« does not deal with respiratory diseases, but turns once again to the theme and material of water in the form of six »Hydrophonies.« It gurgles, bubbles and rushes on this album in almost joyful ways. Almost, because the end result is positively disquieting. Water can be scary, too.