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CALDEA MUSIC II

Tim Blake

 

Progressive Electronic

3.32 | 3 ratings

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betawave31
4 stars Its easy to critique Mr Blakes fantastic work in Gongs best known works like the Flying Teapot trilogy as some of his best work but Caldea Music II still retains his ideas and compositional attitudes.

Tim is NOT a rock and roller tho his aesthetics in the keyboard department might at times hint this he is a maestro at manipulating tonal sound structures into a very eastern hypnotic potpourri of delicious electronic listening.

Caldea Music 2 is further into the hypnotic realms of electronic music and it satisfies those willing enough to step away from the progressive rock stage and into the world of laid back drifting nirvana of synthetic overtures.

Tim accomplishes a perfect music for cloud watching, sunset gazing and yes relaxation. It is the intent of the music to induce this mindset just as progressive rock demands listeners listen to an pay heed to the skills of the band members in the recording.

This music draws on eastern subtleties, minimalism ala Terry Reilly and mid 1970s period germanic teutonic sequencer based electronica and for the most without pomposity.

I would not fully disregard the new age over tones but there is less saccharine found here than 99% of most new age records not to mention Tim has a gifted ability for hypnotic hooks and stereo shifting sounds.

Nice job!

betawave31 | 4/5 |

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