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Michael Rother



3.47 | 11 ratings

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3 stars Michael Rother deserved a large part of his solo career to emotive, relaxing soundscapes that can be assimilated in some points to ambient music. Very prolific he always put to the fore an arsenal of melodic, plaintive, flowing guitar sections, sometimes using motorised acoustic drum patterns. Katzenmusik aesthetic and musical direction stay very closed to his guideline. The first track has some reminiscences to Eno/ Fripp collaboration with its long sustained electric guitar notes. Track 2 develops a typical Rother's theme with a nostalgic theme articulated around mechanical repetitive drum pulses, a pleasant (almost mainstream) little guitar melody, alternating clear sounds to distortion. Track 3 is an atmospheric interlude in abstract "ambient" texture. Track 4 is a nave, simplistic guitar ballad, including a nice flavour. The next compositions take back the same structural model exposed in track 2. An other quiet, gorgeous and accessible effort. A pleasant background, environmental album for reading, driving.
philippe | 3/5 |


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