Exposé Online banner

Dom F. Scab — Analogical Confessions
(Groove Unlimited GR-063, 2002, CD)

by Phil Derby, Published 2002-09-01

Analogical Confessions Cover art

Dom F. Scab is Spain’s answer for Tangerine Dream fans who wish they still sounded like they did in 1985 or 1986, right when they transitioned from Johannes Schmoelling to Paul Haslinger. His CDs have been remarkably consistent, always featured tight compositions and razor-sharp, crisp sequencing that bubbles and bounces along. It’s infectious and it’s fun. Dom’s signature sound has changed little, but that’s okay because it continues to sound very good. “After Secrets” is a great opening track title, an apparent reference to his prior CD, Binary Secrets. Effervescent as always, the piece moves along quickly. An even faster sequence is brought to bear in “Insomnia,” as we can feel the restlessness of a sleepless night. Again, Scab’s sequencing is nothing short of fantastic. He keeps the energy high throughout, with occasional divergences into more atmospheric pieces like “Materia Obscura,” a brief but very worthwhile journey. Scab varies the tempo nicely in “Cuerpos Celestes,” starting off mellow and moody but ending up with more sequencing, though a little more laid back than the rest. Another strong offering from Dom F. Scab.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 25, 2002 releases

Related artist(s): Dom F. Scab (Domènec Fernández Bachs)

Latest news

2018-05-14
Glenn Branca RIP – Experimental guitarist and composer Glenn Branca has died at the age of 69. He was known for compositions featuring large ensembles of guitars, and for the use of feedback. He founded his band Theoretical Girls in the mid-70s as an art-punk answer to what he saw as the increasing commercialization of punk music. His compositions were highly influential, with such figures as David Bowie, Thurston Moore, and John Lurie among his fans. » Read more

2018-04-05
OBEY Convention XI Set for May 24-28 in Halifax – As the 2018 festival season rapidly approaches, we’d like you to be aware of a real treasure of diverse and creative music that’s going to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next month. The OBEY Convention is on its 11th outing, and features a wide range of artists from around the world. From avant-industrial noise to experimental takes on Classical Chinese music, from chamber jazz to doom metal, from ambient soundscapes to Canadian First Nations drumming, you’d be hard pressed to find a festival with more variety in sound anywhere in the world. » Read more

2018-04-04
Close to the Rain Festival in Bergen Announces Lineup – Now in its second year, the Close to the Rain Festival of progressive music is scheduled to take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 7 - 9. They've got an amazing slate of bands lined up, including such powerhouses as Anekdoten, Major Parkinson, Arabs in Aspic, Tusmørke, and many more. » Read more

2018-03-01
Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile – Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington and Oregon. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade] » Read more

2018-02-26
Adelbert von Deyen RIP – Word reaches us that German electronic musician Adelbert von Deyen has died. His recorded legacy reaches back to 1978, when Sky Records released Sternzeit. Von Deyen, who was born October 25, 1953 in Süderbrarup, was also known as a painter and graphic artist. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

5uu's - Hunger's Teeth – The twisted family tree of the American bands U Totem, Thinking Plague, 5uu's and Motor Totemist Guild is perhaps representative of the challenging, ever-changing music that these four groups...  (1994) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues