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Patrick Moraz

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3 stars This album is very original because of the the new keyboards technology approach. It concerns atmospheric polyphonic memories and brief, fast & discrete keyboards notes. Some of the Moraz's keyboards sound very similar to the synclavier; there are not many Latin elements, but there are many dark ambient parts. The often atmospheric sounds and styles remind Tomita, Yanni, Tangerine Dream and Eddie Jobson. Moraz worked hard on the way keyboards sound, giving a wide range of "how can sound discrete & atmospheric keyboards". The album is full of interesting futuristic sounds, but the style is maybe a little too "clinical" for many listeners: it sometimes reminds video games sounds of the 80's. Nevertheless, this album is among his best ones by far!

Rating: 3.5 stars

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Posted Friday, May 20, 2005 | Review Permalink
2 stars I've been following Mr.Moraz's music for many years and I have always thought of him as a very brilliant keyboardist. Superb work with MAINHORSE, REFUGEE & MOODY BLUES, but his solo works are not all of them my cup of tea.

When you're playing all the instruments on an album it tends to be a bit boring, not varied enough.There are many examples of this(DOROTHEA RAUKES, JURGEN PLUTA, PATRICK VIAN) to much sequencers and rythm composers.

Most of the songs on this album are too rhytmic for my taste and there are times when it sounds like he's just trying out the keyboard equipment in the studio. I love keyboards, I play them myself, but this sounds too "plastic".

I'm waiting for this maestro to back on the "right" track.

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Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | Review Permalink

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