Review: Loop Guru “Bathtime with Loop Guru”

Loop Guru
“Bathtime with Loop Guru”
(Hypnotic Purchase)

This is the first CD of new material in five years from electronica veterans Loop Guru. As the title suggests, this is a relaxing album of slow-groove beats that would enhance a relaxing soak in the tub. This serene feeling is enhanced by the tranquil sound of horns performing understated and simple melodies answered by synthesizer. As such, this album marks a conclusion of a trilogy ambient atmospherica from the group. The album is also exotica, incorporating ethnic themes, especially the eastern and Asian Indian. The sum total is a warm and bubbling medium of trance electronica to soak the troubled mind and carry way the stresses of the day.

Tom “Tearaway” Schulte