Cassette Review // German Army "Boising" (IDS RECORDINGS)

Ambient tones lift into beats and as this seemed like it might start off calm it quickly turned into a dance number.   Uplifting tones take us into the break beats and then there are also these magical feelings surrounding all of this now.   Suspenseful tones take us into acoustic drumming now, as it feels like we're diving deeper into the forest.   The beats grow stronger as this one grows more intense.

The music switches now to where it has these industrial beats with expanding synth behind it.   This feels like somewhat of a video game soundtrack, like Resident Evil, but it also reminds me of The Brood.   The synth expands to where it sounds like Pole Position and then the next song kicks in strong with obvious percussion and sounds which feel more traditional to Indian music.   It feels like you can dance with it, but then also brings out those snake-charmer vibes.

With jungle beats, like the banging of acoustic bongos, the next song comes out with this slipstream of static while also putting in somewhat relaxing organ tones which feel more suspenseful within the context of the song because everything else is so fast paced.   It slows down into a thing of beauty before we reach the end of the first side.

Slow tones, winding through in a haunted manner kick things off on the flip side.   Faint beats can be heard in the background, but this big almost horn-like sound takes over the landscape like something out of "Lord of the Rings".   The tones shift a little bit and then the next song brings in acoustic percussion but different from that which we've heard up until now on this cassette.   A driving synth comes through like waves.

The next song comes in with these deep beats and then this ringing like a siren.  You can hear tones in here which sound like a trumpet.   There also just feels like there's a lot going on in the way that it could be in a city.   Someone can be heard speaking now, as seductive tones return with the beats.  In some ways, this song reminds me of a slowed down "Rump Shaker" by Wreckx-n-Effect, which was built on a saxophone sample so maybe even that's a comparison point.

The beats on the next song remind me of "Mambo No. 5" as the rhythm brings in these high pitched vocals as well.   There is this humming/buzzing, but ultimately this just feels like a fast paced level in a video game where the pressure is on to win it before time is up.   This takes us into a song where it feels like the percussion is knocking and the organ tones are something like "The Addams Family", which is perfectly spooky for this time of year.