Hans Joachim Irmler - Life Like
The Actor's Gone
"It's a highly individual, warm, glowing soundworld, and Irmler stitches it all together with a grace and organic continuity that makes you feel like you're being told a story. Or maybe even a fictional aural biography. Beautiful." (Peter Marsh, BBC Music Online).
"Whenever I talked to him over the last weeks, it seemed that wherever he was, he had a version of Lifelike running in the background - in his house, at friends’ houses, in his car (very often), and I suspect that once he even persuaded the owner of a pub to put it on. Why he did this? Certainly not to show off, because he is by nature a shy person. My guess is that he wanted to change the record by listening to it. He has been working for a long time on his first ever solo-outing, which also is - if I’m not greatly mistaken - the first official solo album of any of the original FAUST members ever to be released." (Ralf Bei Der Kellen).