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3.09 | 4 ratings | 1 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Test Tanz (8:18)
2. Art Meta (11:41)
3. Ur Teil (8:33)
4. Skizo (19:00)

Line-up / Musicians

- Rolf Trostel / composer, synths, electronics, producer

Releases information

LP RP 1089 (1980)

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (75%)
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Review by admireArt
3 stars Good half ways!

One of the most missed Progressive Electronic artist, which is doing time in another PA sub-genre, not this one, is Jean Michel Jarre. Like it or not he was an impressive turning point in this electronic world. His 1976 "OXYGENE" alone, changed the focus of 1000's of electronic prog musicians, which found no way to escape the consolidated GODS of this style, in those days.(Well, even those Gods themselves listened!)

Rolf Trostel, as many others, found shelter in the more accesible, easy to the ear music, Jarre proposed. Artistic but "catchy" (,but not simplistic). Problem being, that by 1980, INSELMUSIK's year of release, J.M. Jarre had also turned out to be another consolidated, but mainly mainstream, electronic "God". His musical idiom became a world wide known language, like it or not, that is the way things turned out!

INSELMUSIK, is attractive but overly sweet. Even a good melodic line can be spoiled if you abuse it. Composition wise, if not entirely original, is as told, more or less enjoyable. The best parts had the fortune of escaping the obstructive, up your throat and outdated drum box "drumming", which affects, half of this work charms.

Electronic music, a bit to close to the 1000s of after 1976, JM Jarre's "mainstream" copy-kats.

Accordingly, average good!

***3 almost, PA stars.

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