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CERULEAN LEGACY

Przemyslaw Rudz

Progressive Electronic


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4 stars Cerulean Legacy is similar to the music I've previously heard from Przemyslaw Rudź, who may possibly be the modern master of progressive electronic music. Similar, in that the music is highly spatial and evokes feeling of space-travel while maintaining a high-level quality of effects that never come off as sounding cheesy or amateur. These tracks range from empty-droning tracks that seem to leave me lost in wonder, and highly energetic tracks that send me hurdling through space on a death-wish. The individual tracks don't stand out so much, but the album seems more cohesive when listened to as a whole. It's a completely journey when all put together. However, the one track that does stick out would be "The Power of Mind" which is a very energetic and powerful tribute to the great theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, and it features clips of him speaking through his infamous DECtalk DTC01 voice synthesizer. Even if you don't know anything about Stephen Hawking, this tribute track comes off as very sincere and heart-warming, and the music ranges from energetic pulsing to empty drones as Hawking gives his lecture.

I highly recommend this album to progressive electronic fans as well as fans of space-rock. A very well put together album full of beautiful, spatial music.

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Send comments to colorofmoney91 (BETA) | Report this review (#438059)
Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 | Review Permalink
3 stars In between 3 and 4 PA stars!

Polish electronic musician Przemylaw Rudz' 2011 "Cerulean Legacy" album, although quiet unique , seems to get stuck here and there with obtrusive and not that original drum box rhythms that subdue the self created electronic proposals he brings on to this prog sub-genre.

For starters and for good, he employs rather metallic sounding atmospheres, distancing it somehow of the airy and spacy sounds usually found in prog-electronics. Other great attributes I find are the enticing melody lines and a highly achieved balance between his "zillion" synths and the guest inclusion of an electric guitar, that comes forward in a couple of the pieces.

Never minimizing that the best parts, which are no few, behold a unique musical idiom which keeps this project inches away of becoming true to PA's 4 star rating of "essential". Anyway it turns out to be a very enjoyable listening experience which any prog-electronic (and maybe other prog) audiophiles will also appreciate.

Nevertheless in a 5 long songs album, a third part, is more or less spoiled with the before mentioned synth/drum box rhythms, which remind me of Alan Parsons' "I Robot", the song not the album. Besides that, this album is close of becoming unique and essential.

Therefore 3.5 "give it a try, you won't regret it and you already have been forewarned" PA stars.

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