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Colin Potter


Progressive Electronic

3.00 | 1 ratings

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3 stars Colin Potter's latest works are quiet interesting, nevertheless, I am digging in some of his first 1980's works, which so far are not that extraordinary as I at first hand assumed. They are honest but nevertheless display an artist on the making and his sum of direct influences, which is healthy, but not exactly that important in the whole Progressive Electronic universe and less in my P.E. collection.

Anyway! This is his 1982, "A Gain", track by track review (more or less).

Track 1 "On Entering York Minster' and track 3 "You Tell Me".> An unmistakable flavor of the "universal" 80's synth's sounds, blended with the sequences the Berlin School and the The Bay Area / Los Angeles school, as far as music composition goes, triggered. Some sections are interesting yet the dated touch, as with many 80's influenced musicians, is truly forgettable. Between 2 & 3 stars both. Its most palpable influences- Tangerine Dream and Heldon.

Track 2 "Rooftops"> is one of this release's full jacket highlights and a perfect mix of influences (i.e. Steve Reich) and Colin Potter's own instrumental sonwriting proposals. Attractive and delightful from start to finish. A 5 stars track.

"Mainland">, track 4, is more experimental in its composition. Closer to the The Bay Area / Los Angeles school styling, it could be comparable in mode to Mark Shreeve's "Assassin". 3 stars.

Closing track "All Reel"> is a Richard Pinhas/Heldon like tribute (to call it somehow), unimpressive if already acquainted with the french band and their "mastermind". 2 stars tops.

***3 PA stars due to track 2.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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