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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for German electronic artist Stefan Betke as Pole features the sound of his Minimoog failing while he was recording the album.
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  • Record Label: Mute
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Experimental Techno, IDM, Glitch, Experimental Electro, Experimental Dub, Ambient Dub, Microsound
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  1. The Wire
    Mar 21, 2023
    Pole aka Stefan Betke is actually making the best music of his life right now. ... Tempus is mesmeric and that leaves space for Betke’s amazing painterly hand to weave magic. [Feb 2023, p.54]
  2. Nov 18, 2022
    Pole continues advancing musically on Tempus, stowing away new sounds and approaches so subtly that they only surface when zeroed in on.
  3. Nov 18, 2022
    It’s the sound of an artist drawing from his repertoire while demonstrating that he is still looking to the future.
  4. Uncut
    Nov 18, 2022
    It lacks the crumbly warmth of Betke's early '00s work, but the likes of "Grauer Sand" and "Stechmück" - pensive, jazzy constructions drawing on the whine of an ailing Minimoog - draw a certain beauty from their tone of smoky introspection. [Dec 2022, p.35]
  5. Mojo
    Nov 18, 2022
    Tempus is overwhelming serene. [Dec 2022, p.89]