Roman Flügel’s new album “Happiness Is Happening”
“Save me because I am lonely
I thought your were happy”
Roman Flügel dropped jazzy, percussive facets from his Dial debut album Fatty Folders in 2011 with a darker guitar-loaded sound spectrum. “Connecting the Ghost” celebrates indie influences right at the beginning while “Friendship Song” is creating a post-Kraftwerk atmosphere with a mind-blowing climax that could only be topped if Dave Gahan would turn the corner.
“Stuffy” and “Tense Times” sound like the result of a surreal telepathy between Flügel and The Asphodells (Andrew Weatherall and Timothy Fairplay) resulting in an equilibrium of forces without a winner except the outcome. Grating, aggressive claps at “Parade” whip the listener to the intro of “We Have A Nice Life” standing out with its intro that explodes with an acid drum programming and eventually taking off with techno at “Occult Levitation”.
Roman Flügel’s Happiness Is Happening offers a private Transrapid to happiness.
01. Connecting The Ghost
02. Friendship Song
04. Your War Is Over
06. Tense Times
08. We Have A Nice Life
09. Occult Levitation
10. All That Matters
01 September 2014 through Dial Records.