by Zolton in New Music on Thursday 22 June 2006

Laub suggest that their 2002 album, Filesharing, was inspired by: ‘Reunification after three years of abstinence. Everybody needed on its own. A new beginning inspired by personal experiences. A solo record. Birth of a baby. Kitty-yo and travelling’. I think it’s simply one of the best downbeat, glitchy, electro albums I’ve heard in a long time. It is sophisticated German minimalism, barely crawling at some points, only to rear violently in bursts of staccato drumbeats and confrontational synth lines before once again descending back into the realm of the beautiful, the introspective and the subtle. Discogs had this to say about it: ‘Passing chunks of material to each other via the Internet, Antye Greie-Fuchs and Von Jotka assembled Filesharing in their respective remote European locations; the result, however, is anything but remote. Delicate and abstract, Filesharing will quietly be one of the best of 2002′. And so it was. Check it out.