disord / prek 7"
pelicanneck.com, 9 April 2001:
"Roger van Lunteren returns with a killer two track seven."
Single Of The Week!! After his appearances on CCO's Cashier Escape Route compilation, Roger van Lunteren returns with a killer two track seven.
'Prek' is the A side, a brilliant slice of quirky detuned electro to rock and shock the dancefloor. It's a slow builder that finishes in true club style.
On the b side 'Disord' starts with a deep beat and an undulating Bass station rhythm. The follows a couple of warehouse style breakdowns that serve to build the track up slowly but surely. Highly Recommended and limited to 300 copies only on lush transparent vinyl.
rainy autumn sunrise (vanille ep)
NME, 13 January 2001:
No, we couldn't believe it either when Duftplatten, the sub-label of tiny German cyber-folk stable Heimelektro Ulm, announced that it was to release a series of limited perfumed singles. We're glad they did though: not only is this vinyl sweet with the scent of vanilla, it also features the lush digital genius of 'Rainy Autumn Sunrise' by Cologne's Roger Van Lunteren.
Wax, January / February 2001:
"Roger Van Lunteren delves into darkly melodic FSOL territory."
More quality electronic goods from the seemingly endless line of small German labels around at the moment.
Scarcubem, on 'Linien', show that it's possible to make electronica that is both epic and soaring, while still maintaining quality crunch and bleep control, and thus revisit early sunrise acid house with aplomb. To finish, Roger Van Lunteren delves into darkly melodic FSOL territory with the eerie and uplifting 'Rainy Autumn Sunrise'. All quite, quite lovely. (7)
n-2097 (cashier escape route cd)
ecmt / Japan, february 2001:
A techno (acoustic) compo from Germany, 17 tracks. To Rococo Rot, Geiom and Pole are relatively famous. Despite the fact that most of the artists on the CD are unknown, their sounds resonate like a nostalgic tune out of a music box, coming from the sky of cold winter, through bleak clouds floating. Although the sounds vary from mild electric sounds to noises, there's a coherent 'floating' feeling throughout the entire CD. The 'dry' quality sound which you can find only in German productions is fabulous. Especially roger van lunteren is moving for me, although I don't know him. Sentimental. You can listen to it endlessly. Rough translation (thanks to Hiroshi Ogawa):
suspect (short cut) 7"
pelicanneck.com, 19 November 2000:
"You know you need it..."
Oh how I love flexi discs.........especially when it comes our way from the very excellent Heimelektro label, and features top quality pop music on from Berlin pop stars Hermann and Kleine and Ulm's Mr Van Lunteren.
Both tracks here are exclusive tracks/versions. Firstly Herrmann & Kleine Kissing You At 120 bpm (edit) a snippet of Thaddi and Christians genius for rich, melodic, and downright joyous music. Second up is Ulmsta Roger Van Lunteren with Suspect (short cut) which is an electronica/hip-hop car wreck that samples choice verses from Ice-Ts classic I'm Your Pusher. Fresh like 1988. You know you need it.....
tmæins lp release
Muzik, February 2000:
An EP of gloomy electronica, apart from the excellent 'Float'. Starting with sparse beats and spacey effects, mellow chords and spoken word are added to make this chill out gem sound not dissimilar to Sister Love's old track 'Hypnotist'. Obscure but essential. (****)
NME, 29 January 2000:
"A mini album with maximum thrills."
But if it's the spirit of maverick electronic adventure you seek, the German town of Ulm is where you'll find it.
As a label, heimelektro Ulm is to Ulm as Warp is/was to Sheffield, and 'TMÆINS' by Dutch-born Cologne-based bedroom-traveller ROGER VAN LUNTEREN is a selection of his finest ambient werks. Like Orbital grazing on magic mushrooms, tracks such as 'Sil' and 'Path' fuse epic psychedelia with sprawling breakbeats and emerge utterly, spine-chillingly fresh. A mini-album with maximum thrills. (8)