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Günter Schickert


Progressive Electronic

3.95 | 3 ratings

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4 stars Well, somehow "Somnanbul" follows the path of his more famous "Uberfallig" brother. Somehow, Gunther Schickert's diversity of musical ideas, which were compressed in long timed songs in his earlier works, are taken apart into more and shorter songs. This as such, is quiet a treat, considering that one kind of gets the idea of the composer's wide scope of creativity, which turns out more like a blend of different approaches, which more than once go beyond the pure "Progressive/Electronic" styling.

His music has always been like a "bridge" between Electronic and Kraut, but in "Somnambul", he takes on different rides, that go from "Canterbury", "Eclectic" , "RIO", "Ambient" and, because of the same, "Crossover". Of course this happens not song by song and obviously without that intention.

The feeling in general, although being "conceptual", is very refreshing and innovative, in each of these different orientations, without never losing its own identity.

So, considering that his work is usually electric/acoustic guitar focused, this work displays a lot of great guitar based songs and his scope as a performer, which as I have mentioned, has to do more with great song writing than mere "virtuosism". An excellent acquisition for any kind of Prog audiophile, therefore

****4 PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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