Prodigious Germany producer Tim Engelhardt releases the ten-track studio album Moments Of Truth on Poker Flat later this week – but you can stream the LP in its entirety now.
Exuding an extraordinary maturity from the outset and throughout, Moments Of Truth opens with the undulating melody of the title cut given ample room to breathe until a bass drum gently joins the proceedings. From there, Tim carefully nurtures the album’s flow with ‘Solitude’, an expert exercise in atmospheric grooves, and the sparkling ‘The Myths Of You’, whose exquisite melancholy and virtuoso synth laments will give even the most hardened critic goosebumps.
A heart-warming detour into electronic balladry, ‘Eyes Closed’ features stunning vocals by Forrest, attesting to Tim’s ability as an accomplished songwriter with a keen ear for emotional impact. ‘When The Distance Disappears’, ‘Kissing Your Eyes’ and ‘Beyond Time’ are more dancefloor-focussed affairs, with spirited chords and crisp percussion, followed by mellow belter ‘Azimute’ and the wonderfully nostalgic ‘I Am Here’. Closing ambient track ‘Endless’ wraps up the journey by diving into a starry night sky, providing yet more evidence for Tim’s prowess in all things heartfelt and electronic, with or without a kick drum.
“If I had to describe the album, it would be like this: it’s mainly songs that I recorded at night, they are memories of deep, honest and vulnerable moments where everything around me disappeared and I was just absolutely lost.” Tim Engelhardt
Moments Of Truth is out today on Poker Flat Recordings.