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Adelbert Von Deyen


Progressive Electronic

3.31 | 14 ratings

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4 stars Berlin based artist Adelbert Von Deyen published most part of his musical catalogue on the legendary Sky (known for the releases of many late 70's electro-kraut albums). His music is in the direct vein of spacious textured electronic epics of Klaus Schulze but with a much more expansive explorations throw minimal impressionistic melodies. Consequently the music is less agitated, calmer, sometimes admiting the effusion of trancey dark cinematic drones. Sternzeit is more a dreamy-like, melancholic trip focused on flowing abstract, crystalline synth waves, molecular effects and punctual minimal hypno pulses. The result is really convincing. The cover reminds Klaus Schulze's majestic "Cyborg" double album. The opening theme per aspera ad astra contains some explicit references to Cyborg notably with the use of gorgeously angelic organic processes and obsessive cosmic sounds. However the musical aesthetism is rather different. Von Deyen beautifully turned Klaus Schulze's tripped out creepy ambiences into a more aquatic, new agey, intimate environment. The second piece is less melodic, entirely built on shimmering, buzzing hypno-loops and on analog synthscapes. Suspensful, dark-astral droning sequences in the genre of early Schulze. This album is highly recommended for fans of proggy "kosmische" music. Similar experiences can be heard on synthezised works from Bernd Kistenmacher or from Robert Schroeder.
philippe | 4/5 |


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