The 6th full-length album in six years, and it really is a musical stroll through the styles and contents
have explored so far, with a strong emphasis on progress and refinement. What once started with a very 'Retro' sound has now got a lot of modern aspects sonically.
invited some well-known friends to join him on vocals.
'42 times...' starts with the uptempo 'Automatic', something TRG
hasn't done in a while. Dirk Ivens
delivers unmistakable backing vocals on 'Living in a Cage' while Genevieve Pasquier
does so on the anti-paparazzi track 'How to become invisible'. '(In search) of the Amber Room' is a Detroit-tinged electro smash. Other standout tracks are the Devo-style 'Micro Machines', a duet with Synapscape
, and the wonderful 'Red Light', a track in timeless pop tradition, and maybe the ultimate earworm TRG
have created so far, featuring background lyrics by Scott Milton
of American act The Present Moment
. The latter also performs the entire vocals of 'Rejection', a spine-tingling trance-infused ballad that makes way for the closing title, a very upbeat remix by Memmaker
'42 times...' is nothing less than a classic pop album, tightly produced and with a coherent mood, yet enough diversity in sound and content, and it displays the enormous musical talent of Philipp
at new heights!