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FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT & TERJE WINTHER: SPOON FOREST

Free System Projekt

 

Progressive Electronic

4.08 | 3 ratings

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TenYearsAfter
4 stars "And then there were three .... "

On this album the Free System Project duo Marcel Engels and Ruud Heij has expanded to a trio, featuring Norwegian guest musician Terje Winther. To me delight because I consider his contribution to the Edition samplers (former Dutch EM magazine) as one of the highlights. The recordings are from 2012 and recently (2018) put on CD as an own production.

The three compositions feature a similar intro (with spacey atmospheres and the usual beeps and bleeps) and outro (fading strings and Trons, blended with sound effects) and in between wonderful layers of synthesizer strings, Mellotrons, hypnotizing sequencers and several vintage synthesizers, this is the realm of 74-77 Tangerine Dream, top notch electronic music!

Despite the similarities in the three compositions the trio has succeeded to add a special flavor to each compositon:

subtle Rhodes electric piano runs and finally majestic Mellotron choirs in Winterflow,

delicate interplay between Rhodes electric piano, Mellotron choirs and a pulsating sequencer in Spoon Forest

and a sumptuous climate with dreamy synthesizer flights on the mighty Moog Voyager, again majestic Mellotron choirs and pulsating sequencing, goose bumps, this is what exciting electronic music is about!

Every track delivers one member who does the sequencing, on the first Ruud Heij, the second Terje Winther and the third Marcel Engels, the prime mover of Free System Project.

If you like the unsurpassed electronic music by Seventies Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, this is an album to discover!

TenYearsAfter | 4/5 |

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