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Hans-Joachim Roedelius


Progressive Electronic

3.89 | 16 ratings

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4 stars Masterful!

Roedelius' straight forward conception of his own ultra-refined musical language, takes free course via his piano and "electronic" arrangements in this his 1981, sixth solo album, "LUSTWANDEL".

The acoustic piano plays a major role, as usual, but the arrangements around it are more than mere accompaniment to embelish it. The extraordinary arrangements become more than once the main voices of the songs. And its songwriting is close to pure genius, more than once.

As if it to explain somehow his musical language to newcomers, it will be absurd not to relate them to "modern classical music" but also unwise not to mention its "german medieval folk music" roots or the sometimes "latin" syncopated flavor. In fact it is so well balanced, that any kind of "stylistic border" disappears by its sheer good and bright music composition and its precise and elegant arrangements.

So, travel into the far evocative past, without leaving your present day comforts and its modern "charms".

For prog/acoustic piano buffs a must, for the rest of the proggers an easy ****4 PA stars!

admireArt | 4/5 |


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