Alba – Philomena (Aube 010)
Three synth cuts that express harmony and splendor we know from the previous Aube releases. The label’s most celebrated artist Roland S. Faber has teamed up with Keen K and Aube’s co-founder Michael Künzer to produce safe tunes for those who miss bygone times.
The theme of Philomena, named after Künzer’s one-year-old daughter, is presented in three versions, as floating synth interpretations with samples of human voice.
“Part I” takes us back to Mediterranean resorts of 1980’s and italo-influenced piece misses only some cheesy vocals like under sunny skies you will hear my lies. The B-side opens with my pick here – “Part II” is dreamy butterfly disco with a gorgeous melodic passage and feels like signed by Monsieur Jarre. A longing female voice lends to “Part III” very sweet feeling and the track keeps flying. A lot of happy feelings and brightness without inventing anything new on this slab of 180 gram vinyl.