It’s no secret where the foundation for German group Computer’s sound lies. It’s right there in the trio’s name. But the programmed element isn’t the only piece of the puzzle here. There’s a very real yearning that pokes through that electronic facade. “Home Leave Home” varies the loops and samples and fuzzy synths just enough to allow that emotion to resonate, and mix in some nice guitar work to keep the song compelling throughout. It can be a delicate balance to keep.
Their sophomore record, entitled pilots, is available for free on the group’s bandcamp page. If you enjoy “Home Leave Home,” it’s worth checking out the rest of the album.