AT THE TRAIN STATION ON A SATURDAY EVENING
Frozen Empire Media
Totakeke’s Frank Morkros knows how to please an audience that craves beats and bass with blissfully dark atmospheres. Not even a year has passed since Lament, the first EP, showed us that Morkros’ talent didn’t stop at his other projects, Synth-etik and Ativ. Well-crafted and distinctive rhythms fall somewhere between drum-and-bass and IDM on the thirteen tracks of At the Train Station on a Saturday Evening. This album is one of the best works to touch my ears this year. I am kicking myself right now for missing his performance at the Providence Noise Festival last weekend. Favorite tracks include, “Casbah”, “Only Me” and “Chorale” – and really, there isn’t a bad song here. Totakeke provides comfortable listening and is accessible for any fan of electronic music and comes with my stamp of approval.
This review originally appeared in Modus Operandi, September 2004, Issue 189.