Tolouse Low Trax – Jumping Dead Leafs? - Bureau B
Given how prolific Detlef Weinrich was earlier in his career, we were rather surprised to learn that Jumping Dead Leafs? is his first solo album as Tolouse Low Tracks for almost six years. In keeping with his work to date, much of the gently mind-altering material on show blurs the boundaries between styles, with Weinrich variously offering up trippy, post hip-hop hypnotism ('Berrytone Souvenir'), sludgy dystopian beat-scapes ('The Incomprehensible Image', the jaunty and unusual title track), slow-burn ambient dub ('Inverted Sea'), exceedingly spaced-out dub-tronica ('Milk in Water'), and pedal-steel laden early morning eccentricity ('Sales Pitch'). While hard to pigeonhole, it's an excellent album, with Weinrich striking a perfect balance between challenging sounds, heady grooves and wavy, ear-pleasing instrumentation.