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MOONLAKE

Klaus Schulze

 

Progressive Electronic

3.51 | 56 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars If you would except the "Moog" collection, this was the sole album of the great man since "Dosburg" (in 97) which was not at all memorable. The work of this great artist was quite a ride to review (but mostly with great pleasure)) but I have to admit that I'm more on the Rico's side than Modrique's one for this album.

We are indeed facing an album with long pieces of music which could bring us back to a wonderful past, but frankly the level displayed has little to share with the golden years (the seventies if you want to know my opinion).

What's available here are some decent keyboards combined with some electronic drumming and average (or below) "vocals". None of the tracks available shows any grandeur like in the good old days. But even "Are You Sequenced" is far from being matched.

Some dancing beats as it was experienced in the nineties won't turn me into a huge fan of this album. As such "Artemis In Jubileo" is a real nightmare. Almost eighteen minutes of the same chord. Boredom, boredom ("Boredom" ? The Buzzcoks).

The best item to listen to is the delicate "Same Thoughts Lion". A sweet journey throughout magical soundscapes and wonderful spacey music. Klaus as he always ought to be. Of course, thanks to his huge input to this musical genre, he is fairly forgiven to have released some lesser albums.

This track could almost sit on a compilation effort of this great musician. But in my humble and honest opinion, such a bundle would never see the light since it should feature about ten CD's!

Now, let's come back to earth with the closing "Mephisto". Some sort of intriguing matters, lines or sounds. A decent musical experience after all: nothing too fancy though. Some sort of classical techno beat which is not the best I would have expected from Klaus. The last two minutes are splendid though: an orgy of plentiful synths.

As a conclusion, I would only say that this is not a very good album. Even if I am a great fan of the man (as you could find out in previous reviews). I can't really go higher than two stars for this album. Let's be honest: the first decade was so gorgeous that it was really difficult to match it.

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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