Train times for sway
Ludo Maas recorded this definitive folktronica album back in 2004 under his solo project Multi-Panel. Train Times for Sway was set for release sometime in 2005, but due to uncontrollable circumstances, the album remained lost to our ears and hidden in the vaults these past five years. For those familiar with Multi-Panel's Door EP, this album will be like coming home after a hard day's work. Electronic rhythms mix into hushed vocals and guitar, while lush synth swells cultivate richness and depth. Adding to the album's landscape, Ludo enlists singer Pien Feith to help out with vocal duties, crafting some lovely duet moments that crop up like a cool breeze on a hot summer day. Throughout the many layers of textures, Train Times remains intimately sparse. Many of the tracks are Ludo with a guitar, only using voice and electronics to decorative effect, flowing quietly into the next piece. Multi-Panel's long awaited second album has finally seen the light of day, and it is worth the wait!