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Shamall

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2.75 | 43 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. In Search of Precision (9:39)
2. Horizons (9:36)
3. Dream of a Better World (2:02)
4. Heartland (7:43)
5. Landscape (3:22)
6. Ambrosia (8:56)
7. Time Machine (9:59)
8. Roll the Dice (5:03)
9. Mc Arthur's Homecoming (4:58)
10. Theme of a Broken Romance (4:44)
11. Tell Me Why (4:18)
12. China Nights (5:56)

Total Time 76:16

Line-up / Musicians

- Norbert Krüler / composer, arranger & performer

Releases information

CD FMS ‎- FMS 2059 (1994, Germany)
CD 2L Productions ‎- 2L-2005 (2000, Germany)

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SHAMALL In Search Of Precision ratings distribution


2.75
(43 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
8%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
42%
Good, but non-essential (40%)
40%
Collectors/fans only (8%)
8%
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)
2%

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Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Errors and Omissions Team
2 stars What a terrible bunch of 80s sounding synth efforts to create some kind of music. Nope, I may enjoy some of the works from Instrumental / New Age / 80s category, but this won't be one of them. Why you may ask ? That's easy, this album lacks (as does this review, but I cannot bring myself to write detailed & thorough review on something I dislike so much) in so many ways - music thrusts forward boringly, uninteresting melodies, fake sounding instruments (sometimes on the verge of being annoying, but it's not even that - the music just passes through without causing any serious effect on listener). OK, now you have it, first review of album and it's negative & short one. But there are no redeeming qualities here. So don't look for precision here, the only one I can think of lies in beautiful cover, but that's image element, not audio.
Review by apps79
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars The ultra-productive period of Norbert Krueler after entering the 90's continues in 1994 with his sixth studio album, entitled ''In search of precision''.All keyboards, guitars and computer programming are Kreuler's responsibilities, while he receives again some limited help by Martin Krueler, Markus Jaeckel, Christian Mildner, Frankie Bader and Lutz Breden in a few tracks.Needless to say the CD was again offered through the Fenn label.

While not being a significant improvement over his past work, Shamall's sixth album shows a slight turn towards a more serious direction, beginning with the production, which is definitely the best among his early efforts.Stylistically the album moves again along the fields of Electronic Music and Synth/New Wave with bombastic rhythmic parts, atmospheric passages and lots of Soundtrack-like soundscapes with a spacey mood, while Kreueler shows a tendency towards longer and more varied compositions.His music begins to flirt dangerously with TANGERINE DREAM's less competent efforts along with some sort of GANDALF-like promising symphonic textures and ambient soundscapes.Synthesizers, piano and sharp electronics remain his main weapons and his compositions are now more flexible and demanding.However there is still some significant way to walk until a composing sufficiency.The plastic-sounding and very fake programmed instruments along with the annoying drumming continue to be a pain in the ear.The length of the album (over 70 minutes) and the lack of additional instruments, even the credited guitars appear very rare, are a negative factor as well.

''In search of precision'' is propably the best of Shamall's offerings of his early period, still very far from being trully recommended.However there are traces of musical maturity throughout the album that gave hopes for an even better release in the upcoming future.Fans of soaring and edgy Electronic Music maybe could give this a shot.

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