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NACHTFALTER

Günter Schickert

 

Progressive Electronic

4.02 | 3 ratings

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admireArt
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4 stars After a quiet scattered and forgettable release (Labyrinth /2018), Gunter Schickert is back in business with Nachtfalter (2019), and I mean for good!

Nocturnus, its first track, is an intense war like soundscape constructed with wailing screeching siren like noises , atonal electronic pulses and dramatic strings building up a frantic crescendo which eventually dissolves alongside an imperceptible electric guitar counterpointing. Like a perfectly threaded blend between Progressive Electronic/Krautrock and Rock in Opposition *****

Ceiling- Is a highly polished and muddy raw Progressive Electronic / Krautrock composition which connects both genres as only the masterful and inspired Gunter Schickert does. The atemporal experimental feel adds up perfectly.****/*

Flugelschlag- Ellaborates, with a bit of a slower tempo, the previous track´s mood with simple but precise arrangements and gentle detours built up with his clean electric guitar riffs, atmospheric synths, electronic pulses and a restless african like drumming. Being one of this album´s lengthier tracks it could have moved a bit farther from its very promising initial structure, but then again it is like asking for what not has been given. ***/*

Track 4- Floor, is like a brief recount of the aftermath of Nocturnus.****

Wohin follows with a more experimental Electronic/Krautrock composition. It could have been easily included in last year´s release as one of its better tracks but in this album it is really not that impressive. ***

Light, the following track, gets back to business with the raw/polished Electronic/Krautrock drive which he so well handles. Its detailed yet free form structures move along with the kind of psychedelic frenzy which throws one back in time with no kind of nostalgia, quiet the opposite. ****

This album closes with Reflection of the Future. A very visual composition which actually and subtly evolutes from a kind of "out of this world" primitive electronic tribe´s ritualistic music into a more, but not less raw, futuristic electronic environment. ****/*

4 PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |

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