RESERVOIRS takes its point of departure in MEs more filmic work, but also unabatedly hints at the late 80s, and could well figure in a stray episode of Twin Peaks. The typical, synthetic sounds of the Yamaha DX7 synthesizer, the electric chorus (bass) guitars and the Hammond melt together with the many acoustic instruments in a beautiful reverb unique for the reservoir in which ME recorded this album.
MEs youth hero Lothar Kosse found some time while recording in Nashville with Genesis/John Mayer drummer Nir Z. – to add some subtle guitar parts. To complete the picture, audio guru Eelco Grimm of Grimm Audio offered to master RESERVOIRS after listening to Hamden.
Thematically, RESERVOIRS is about illusions, estrangement, dreams, nightmares and memories. The atmosphere of David Lynchs Twin Peaks series (one of MEs favorites) is always close by, with the angelic voice of Mariecke Borger who fills in more and more leads – starring as MEs own Julee Cruise.
When most record labels try to make the cheapest products possible, ME comes with his most beautiful limited edition ever which does honor to the highest quality of audio. RESERVOIRS takes its time and creates its own space. RESERVOIRS forges the depth of introspection and the wideness of a gaze into the open into a work of art, that does not wear off by the rust of time, but rather finds its shape. A record that shares itself with its listeners, and that its listeners can become part of.