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Heinrich Dressel


Progressive Electronic

4.00 | 2 ratings

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4 stars "Escape from the Hill" is another '80s Goblin-meets-Kraftwerk horror-soundtrack sounding album by Heinrich Dressel. One thing that sets Heinrich Dressel apart from other progressive electronic artists is the urgency and bassiness of his music. After a beautiful mid-paced ambient track, "The Bright Side", the next track immediately sets off on a bassy pulse and a heavy percussive beat that drives the song mechanically through an eerie scape ("Escape the Hill"). "Porticus Aemilia" follows the same example, but intensifies the heaviness and foreboding quality. "Lost Into the Horrea Sulpicia" is similar in feel, but has kind of an underwater tone. "Sailing from Ripa Grande" is a very Kraftwerkian track, sounding mostly like something that could've been inspired by the music from "The Man-Machine". "The Dark Side" ends the album on a near-ambient industrial siren sound with a steady bass and percussion beat that lead to the conclusion of the album.

I'm a big fan of this urgent, retro sound that Heinrich Dressel works with. This album, among Heinrich Dressel's other work, tends to sound like darker versions of music by Automat, Kraftwerk, and '80s Goblin. If you're into that kind of thing, then definitely give Heinrich Dressel a listen.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |


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