It’s been a while since I felt the urge to write another music review but today it hit me like a ton of bricks. And it has everything to do with ROBOT KOCH’s newest number blasting through my headphones all day too. The skilled German producer recently unveiled his infectious track “Trouble” to the world and following tons of repeat listens on my part, I am almost in complete awe of his musical style with each and every play . From the tribal drum-like thumps and rhythms to the Native American sounding hmmms and hums, I can’t help but feel like I am right in the middle of some type of Indian powwow. Dancing to the mental heartbeat of my own drum and enjoying every minute of it. I love how the pace comes to a rather abrupt halt towards the middle of the track without any warning. Nicely building up steam again out of mind-numbing instrumental hand claps and near frantic sounding guitar strums that fit perfectly with the somber mood. “Trouble” walks the line of pushing me towards different emotional reactions without actually forcing me anywhere I don’t want to go. And as the song so triumphantly delivers the line “freedom is a state of mind”, it’s ultimately only up to me to decide!
After catching my ear five months ago with “Here With Me”, an intensely stunning production alongside the brilliant Susie Suh, I am not surprised with how quickly “Trouble” has made a lasting impression on me. Having been creatively shaped with the helping hands of fellow musicians Sebastian Lind and John Lamonica, “Trouble” is a tasty first glimpse from ROBOT KOCH’s new ‘Mirror’ album set to debut on or around April 25th. And as I wind down with yet another go around with this deeply intuitive song, I can only ponder what the other ROBOT KOCH creations might sound like. At least I won’t have to wait too long to find out!
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