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  • Performer: The Rorschach Garden
  • Album: Transfer
  • Label: Bazooka Joe, Kaleidoskop
  • Catalog #: Bubble 12, KAL012
  • FLAC: 2463 mb | MP3: 1951 mb
  • Released: 04 Apr 2008
  • Country: Germany
  • Style: Electro, Synth-pop, Minimal
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 349
  • Category: Electronic
The Rorschach Garden - Transfer flac


1Doing Business3:40
2A Lost Love4:12
4Less Vast2:55
5Into Darkness4:35
6Move Myself4:27
7Your Face4:33
8Turn Back4:26
9Night Train4:22
10Security Exit4:15
11Nature's Last Announcement3:42
12Epilogue: The Decent Smile5:25
13Let The Information Flow4:16
14Play Games3:34


  • ArtworkBombthedot
  • Lyrics ByP. Muench
  • Mastered By [Mastering]Metarc
  • Music ByA. Kaufmann (tracks: 14), B. Teichner (tracks: 4 to 6, 13), N. Ruf (tracks: 9, 12, 13), P. Muench (tracks: 1 to 13)
  • Synthesizer [Synthesizers]Babsi Teichner, Natascha Ruf
  • Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Effects [Fx], Programmed ByAxel Kaufmann (tracks: 14)
  • Voice, Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Effects [Fx], Programmed ByPhilipp Münch


(c) & (p) 2008. Released and marketed by Bazooka Joe and Kaleidoskop, a division of Minuswelt Musikfabrik.
Recorded between 05/2006 and 01/2008.


  • Barcode: 4046661110920
  • Matrix / Runout: 02872AA5 the rorschach garden transfer


  • Marketed By – Bazooka Joe
  • Marketed By – Kaleidoskop
  • Record Company – Minuswelt Musikfabrik
  • Mastered At – Metarc


Before I start singing the praise about this album, which is only the 4th regular full length in a band history of 20 years now, I do admit my personal connection to the people who are TRG, but then: If you disagree, write a review yourself and make your own point…
TRANSFER is a true recommendation with it’s collection of songs that radiate a warm band feel and it’s diverse melodies and hooks, all crisply produced for maximum listening satisfaction. Yes, the TRG sound does (still) have strong 80s connections, and that is because the band use original analogue synths a lot, but the production is digitally enhanced and quite up to date. You won’t find preset sounds or any other weaknesses on here, this is true electronic craftsmanship. Some comparisons crop up while listening – the singing hints at Bernard Sumner of New Order in places (Play Games, Let The Information Flow) and the latter plays with the OMD Enola Gay pattern a bit, A Lost Love and Nature's Last Announcement bring to mind the darker days of Depeche Mode maybe. But that’s where you see the strength of TRG: While you can maybe make out those references, they are never obvious or superficial, and they’re definitely not ever in danger of being perceived as another DM-clone.
While the majority of songs on TRANSFER are full-bodied pop songs with strong hum-along melodies, there are also some worthwhile distractions, like the indie-dance-flavoured opener, the three instrumental pieces (Interference, Night Train and the Epilogue), the industrial-tinged A Lost Love or the (one and only) minimal electro of Less Vast.
So let’s ask the question, who will actually like (and maybe even buy, though this is out of fashion nowadays) this kind of music? Certainly not the minimal electro scene they used to be filed into for a while, for they have definitely outgrown the ANALogue dogma and lo-fi fixation for good. Neither very interested seems to be the highly commercialized Goth scene, fed on their diet of ghoulish poser bands who actually play schlager music tuned a few octaves; even though TRG for some reason feature regularly on scene-related compilations and play their few live appearances in that scene’s surroundings.
No, the audience for TRG are adults with a taste for quality music and an individual pedigree in independent music AND pop music that goes beyond commercial ambitions, people who grew up on 80s music, don’t fear the experimental and nowadays still have a heart for the likes of JUNIOR BOYS. Speaking of them: If any record company should ever pick up TRG for more exposed marketing (as I believe they bloody well should), those would be my recommendation for doing remixes. More than half the songs on TRANSFER would be a good choice for outtakes, and as all the elements lie crystal clear in the mix, a perfect playground for skilled remixing.
But then, pop business is the way it is, and so it might remain the privilege of the connoisseurs to enjoy this CD!
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