Autoclav 1.1 - All Standing Room In The Goodnight Salon Album Review
Track Listing
01 - Waxing
02 - Sealed Envelope
03 - Conquer The Perception
04 - The In Road
05 - Saturday’s Steps
06 - Let Me Sleep (Somewhere)
07 - There’s No More Isolation
08 - This Town
09 - Some Subtle Inebriation
10 - Alleine In Der Dunkelheit
11 - This Is For Love

A year after the release of his previous album, “Where Once Were Exit Wounds”, Tony Young aka Autoclav 1.1, returns with his newest offering “All Standing Room In The Goodnight Salon”. Once again he mixes together his trademark piano sounds with hard electronica beats in a way no one else can.

While he may have been pretty quiet on the live scene since his last release, it is clear from the opening track that Autoclav 1.1 have progressed a huge amount in the studio. The instruments are layered together more, the dynamics throughout the tracks are better written and the whole thing has more emotion. When you add in the numerous amounts of high profile guest appearances on the album, including the likes of Claus Larsen (Leaether Strip), and Andreas Davids (Xotox), it shows just how prolific Autoclav 1.1 have become on the scene, both musically and personally.

With “All Standing Room In The Goodnight Salon”, Autoclav 1.1 reach out to new levels, be it with the hard hitting beats, the peaceful piano melodies, the sparsely placed guitars or the soothing synth sounds. Even the guest vocals from Claus Larsen (Leaether Strip) on “Conquer This Perception” and from Martin Bowes (Attrition) on “The In Road” fit in perfectly as if they were long time members of the band.

With “There’s No More Isolation” and “Alleine In Der Dunkelheit” additional electronics and beats are provided by Andreas Davids (Xotox). The two tracks show the wide range of skill Andreas holds as an artist with the tracks sounding a long way from those he produces with Xotox. Maybe even more so it shows the range of influence that Autoclav 1.1 is having on already well established musicians converting them to his style of creation. It would certainly be good to hear future collaborations between what is now two highly sort after musicians.

With “All Standing Room In The Goodnight Salon”, Tony Young has once again surpassed previous efforts and appears to get better with every album he releases. It is hard to see where he will go from here but whatever comes next is bound to be good.
Posted on 22 Jan 2011 by Jason
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