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Conrad Schnitzler


Progressive Electronic

3.95 | 8 ratings

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4 stars Gelb by the electronic kosmische master, Conrad Schnitzler, is 12 parts of various atmospheres all strung together to form a very eclectic album. Gelb is purely progressive experimental electronic music, but it all has a very krautrock kind of attitude to it.

A few of these tracks include acoustic samples from birds and ocean waves, but they are sparse in the music, and because of these samples some of the tracks have a very earthy feel. Some tracks have a metallic resonating and piercing alarm sounds that make the music sound like a soundtrack to an active factory full of working machinery, while some have a deep- space atmosphere with droning electronics and hypnotic pulses. All of these imaginary settings and different sounds make this one of the more eclectic sounding prog electronic albums I've heard, which is great, because I personally love some variation. In addition to great atmosphere, the melodies and beats that are created on the synthesizer on this album are kind of catchy, but remain untainted by poppiness like some of Schnitzler's contemporaries at around this time, which makes this album a bit accessible and situationally important.

Highly recommended.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |


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