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FLOATING MUSIC

Robert Schroeder

 

Progressive Electronic

3.16 | 12 ratings

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philippe
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3 stars Second album released by Robert Schroeder for Innovative Communication but no real suprises (contrary to what I could experiment on his first). Floating music is a pleasant listening, it pursues on the path traced by Harmonic Ascendant. As you can imagine this album is closed to cosmic sci-fi soundscapes released by Klaus Schulze. Consequently it features minimal, repetitive patterns that support ethereal, melodic synth moves. The first side represents a sensual, sometimes cloudy electronic voyage throw time and space. the kosmische soundscapes deliver some serene, deep introspective moments that really remind the best electronic epics from Schulze at the same period. The good point is that this album is not monolithic at all, it constantly provides changing ambiences and textures. It also reminds me Tangerine Dream but I almost prefer this one to TD's last Virgin years. The bad point is that the instrumentation sounds really dated because of the abundance of analog synth materials. It doesn't have the grandiose dark aura of Klaus Schulze's early primitive experimentations for the genre (Irrlicht, Cyborg) or the exceptional sonic intensity of the two first Cluster (always from Germany). Side 2 is an other intergalactic trip, including drums and placid electronics. Sleepy, dreamy and abstract synthesisers excursions. An honest album recommened for those who are into classic German kosmiche music.
philippe | 3/5 |

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