The Final DAT
  1/  Part 1                                     (Namlook,Schulze)             7.55
  2/  Part 2                                     (Namlook,Schulze)             7.09
  3/  Part 3                                     (Namlook,Schulze)             4.41
  4/  Part 4                                     (Namlook,Schulze,Laswell)     9.41
  5/  Part 5                                     (Namlook,Schulze)             24.09
  6/  Part 6                                     (Namlook,Schulze)             10.41

          Recorded at Klanglabor, Traben-Trabach/Mosel and Moldau Music Studio,
            Germany and Greenpoint Studios, Brooklyn, New York
          Engineer at Greenpoint: Robert Musso
          Produced by Peter Kuhlmann
          Artwork by Yoko Yamabe @ Randesign (Bandcamp release)
Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze: sounds, treatments; Bill Laswell (4): sounds.

          1997 - FAX  +49-69/450464 (Germany), PK 08/133 (CD)
          2003 - Ambient World (Germany), AW 029 (CD)
          2016 - Made In Germany (Germany), MIG 01392 (5CD)
          2019 - Music on Vinyl (Europe), MOVLP2478 (2x12")
          2020 - Bill Laswell Bandcamp (digital)


It seems like Pete and Klaus want to show here that they are still young enough for 'wild' dancefloor trance music... Three tracks (III, IV, VI) are with straight bassdrum at 150 bpm! On III and VI it doesn't really work in my opinion. Especially III is simply too hectic with too many elements that are too exuberant for my taste or that have no real musical statement... For me the best track of this disc is part IV (with Bill Laswell) that brings together massive subbass, soft chords, cinematic vocals, Pete's Guitar and the micro percussion sounds that Pete introduced on the 'Atom' CD. Whoa! Then there's part V which is epic 24 minutes with no beats but again too many nervous arpeggios elements for nothing. 8 mins would be okay for this track, but not 24! The first two tracks are good Dark Side of the Moog elegiac style. Part I with cool sound morphing and whispering vocoder vocals. A very ambivalent album with a real unique highlight, two good/average tracks and 40 mins that are not my cup of tea.

Wolfgang Röttger (review courtesy of the website)