• Sylvain Lupari

M!D!-B!TCH: Rainbow Connection (2021)

There are strokes of genius and poignant moments in this unreleased OST

1 LiCHTBLiCK 4:17

2 MODUS OPERANDi 4:48

3 DER EiNZiGE UND SEiN EiGENTUM 5:54

4 DiE DUNKELHEiT DES AUDiTORiUMS 5:48

5 KEiN GESTERN, KEiN HEUTE, KEiN MORGEN 4:48

6 PATiENT 10:28

7 DiE SONNE DES BEWUSSTSEiNS 5:08

8 NOAH FUNK 7:02

9 RÜCKKEHR 6:24

10 PROViNZ 4:04

11 AUFBRUCH 3:45

M!D!-B!TCH Music

(DDL 62:29) (V.F.)

(Ambient, Dark Synth Waves)

It's with samplings of voices lying on hoops evaporating in a musical blue that LiCHTBLiCK hesitates to come out of its rhythmic shell. Not that his rhythm is violent, no! Sitting on slow pulses of a sultry bassline, well-tuned percussions, DJ's chak-a-chak effects and floating synth pads, this down-tempo and its scorching bass are moving on and off between dialogues and sci-fi analog cosmic elements. For M!D!-B!TCH, RAiNBOW CONNECTiON is the lost soundtrack of a dystopian movie that was never made. An original concept-album available only for download, the 11 tracks illustrate the journey of an entity in a retro-futuristic world. At one point, he realizes that he is traveling without moving and that his own existence also seems to be an illusion. The bad boy of retro synth-pop resurfaces with an amazing album that proves he's not just a flash in the pan. The sonic environment is exploited to the fullest for a palette of short tracks, that total over an hour of slow beats, is sitting on percussive effects from the synth-wave years and filled of cosmic and futuristic electronic effects with plenty of vocal samplings. Among them is an artificial voice, a synth-diva, which gives us chills at times. For the most part, the setting is fueled by reverberating effects and short synth pads that are the source of melodies going on among artificial voices.

The electronic winds driving MODUS OPERANDi initiate a churning play of bass-sequences under a sky illuminated with electronic effects comparable to futuristic fireworks. Apart from the spacey voice samplings, there is a layer of absent voices whose fusion ignites a kind of electronic rock (E-Rock) with a good rhythm that is more catchy than slow. The guitar becomes more perceptible after the 3rd minute, introducing solos and ambient laments to give shivers to the soul. A very good track that becomes poignant. And DER EiNZiGE UND SEiN EiGENTU