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TWO FACES

Rolf Trostel

 

Progressive Electronic

2.95 | 2 ratings

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philippe
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3 stars As always in Rolf Trostel's musical production, "two faces" is a vast collection of "relaxing", "introspective" electronic pieces, written in a rather accessible genre with subtle prog-ish moments. Musically speaking it features a lot of keyboards epic sequences and building arpeggiations in the genre of Tangerine Dream("stratosfear", late Virgin years). The introductive composition is a sweet, charming and accessible electronic essay lead by "fragile" meditative minimal melodies. "It was war in Europe" features melodic pop synth lines, including a distinctive but discreet electronic beat, always composed within a certain "nostalgic" theme. After 3 minutes the composition turns to something very "cheesy" and almost grotesque, with "vulgar" synth melodies and horrible sounds covered by electronic arpeggios. It finishes with a pseudo-romantic synth theme with little piano imitation notes and massive synth chords. A certain "aura" of mystery is floating upon the composition. "Boa" looks like modern Klaus Schulze ("mediterranean pads"), boring and floating with electronic percussions and linear synth sounds. Well made but nothing transcendent concerning innovation and musical sensations. This one can ravish fans of Tangerine Dream at their more mainstream moments.
philippe | 3/5 |

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