The Rorschach Garden - Walk on my Side

Isn’t it nice every once in a while to know who’s with you? TRG has been the shapeshifting brainchild of Philipp Münch for decades, and has covered many styles of music, but hey, this EP is surely right in the comfort zone for the Rorschach-heads: Four vocal-heavy electronic tunes with a strong analogue feel, too odd for pop music, too catchy for the underground orthodox. So liberated from all expectations, you might just enjoy the melancholic flow and the heartfelt song writing – and especially consider the gloomy closing track that sports lyrics that have been written and shelved 34 years ago. Talk about consistency!

Digital Album [free download]

Posted on December 5th, 2022 under Releases,

The Rorschach Garden - Enigma

An “Enigma” is by definition something that defies total comprehension, and indeed TRG has swept aside all preconceptions and delivered the unexpected. While remaining faithful to a number of musical aspects Philipp has explored since his quest started in the late 1980s, there is a remarkable advance: “Enigma” works almost entirely without vocals, and leaves the storytelling to music itself.

10 tracks, 49 minutes, classic song-based album format, but then: From the beginning we get treated to the trademark TRG analogue feel, but also the compositions appear more eclectic, daring and experimental (which is of course also a classic TRG feature considering the project’s industrial roots, check: “Rotten Flowers”).

When you feel you have said a lot of things before – and some of them multiple times – remaining silent and letting the music do the talking is quite the consistent choice! Only slight traces of vocals appear, an angelic wail in “October Values” and a vocoder voice in the cheekily titled “Barkhaus”. The rest is all electronic sound, more adventurous than harmonic, more confident than introvert, and somehow impossible to classify – an enigma that demands your attention.

Digital Album [free download]

Posted on December 22nd, 2021 under Releases,

The Rorschach Garden - Grain Culture

Founded in 1988, The Rorschach Garden was the solo project of Philipp Münch, mainly known from his works as Synapscape. In 1997, he stopped this project due personal reasons. The Rorschach Garden was reactivated in 2001, made its first public appearance at the Maschinenfest 2002 in Aachen, Germany. After this, some other live performances were held with the help of some of Philipp’s closer friends.

Ever since, TRG has grown into a proper band with a steady lineup and a great reputation for live performances. Their musical style has developed into a unique blend of electronic pop music and defies genre limitations. Since 2008, no concerts have been played due to personal circumstances of the band members, yet there might possibly some again.

Digital Album [free download]

Posted on April 29th, 2021 under Releases,

The Rorschach Garden - A pleasant Day in Oblivion

Here’s 10 cover tracks of the all time favourite songs of The Rorschach Garden, a solo synthpop project from Bielefeld, Germany.

Digital Album [free download]

Posted on September 5th, 2020 under Releases,

The Rorschach Garden - The Rorschach Dossier

Compilation of tracks from out-of-print vinyls and CD-R’s released in early 2000’s (“Flow of Life”, “Far Away from Paradise”, “State Protection”, “Motorcircle”, “Common Games”, etc.) plus some rare and unreleased stuff.

Limited to 500 copies in digipak with booklet.

Listen and order here.

Posted on December 9th, 2015 under Releases, ,