Hol Baumann: [Human]
After hearing a track from this album on somafm.com (Bénarès), I decided to take a chance and download the entire thing. Wow, what a surprise. Baumann uses beats, bass, voices, and electronics to weave a captivating soundscape. There is not a dud track in the set, and each adds to the overall mood. What is that mood? Well, that's difficult to say. For me it invokes a sense that we stand at the crossroads between what could be lost, what could be preserved, and what could be gained. A very impressive effort by Hol Baumann and an intriguing sonic snapshot of what it means to be human.