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PROCESSION

Bernard Xolotl

 

Progressive Electronic

3.89 | 9 ratings

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Thandrus
5 stars There you go. If you'd like to search for the sheer beauty in Berlin School style, here it is. Bernard Xolotl has always been very obscure and unique figure in the electronic music field - only half of his many albums are available to listen (even including bootlegs!); his music, while sometimes hugely atmospheric, always presented melodic / harmonic motives of sheer beauty. Kosmische Musik has always had its relations with painters (Sergius Golowin, Walter Wegmuller, Adelbert Von Deyen); Xolotl is also a painter (or should I say, also a musician?) and his painting emotions stand very close to his musical ones.

On "Procession", his lush electronic sound is augmented by Daniel Kobialka's virtuoso violin play, which gives the album its apocalyptic grandness. Sure, electronics / violin combination has done a couple of times before, but here it is not a mere embellishment - violin drives the dynamics very often.

Anyways, this incredible release is one of the lost gems of 80's progressive electronic music. Go for it, and let it be your entrance to the beautiful sonic world of Bernard Xolotl.

Thandrus | 5/5 |

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