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2 stars Kindly an acquaintance lended me this Breidablik (2019) NHOOR CD, forewarning me that this was a a declared tribute of Mr. Breidablik to old timers in the Berlin school tradition. I guess the intention would have had a better impression if I actually liked tributes or repetitions, but I donīt like tributes which actually offer no big deal but identifying the effort with famous names and hoping people like repetitions and want to pay real money for effortless & unoriginal works.

I who, actually, own synths and their corresponding gadgets and better yet have played with them, could hardly respect anyone who tries to sell me other peopleīs music language as tributes and have the guts to charge me for those kind of works. Am I supposed to applaud impersonators? There is where I draw a line between having retro nostalgia fun (or being friends with the respective "artist" ) and recommending it to other real and eager for new PE music followers who would pay with real money and not forged one.

Well, after 7 listenings, I was not amused, in fact the only positive thing that came from those 7 listenings was to come to terms with the idea which underlines the concept of how children prefer repetitions opposite to novelty. This concept was discussed by the long gone master writer Jorge Luis Borges in one of his essays.

Now as for what to expect from this release it all has to do with this concept, if you like TD or Schulze (even though Conrad Schnitzler is mentiones in this albumīs marketing ad, he really is just mentioned, but there is no kind of tribute to his music) and love those acts up to the point of actually spending money to feel like they are buying what already has been done by someone else but blindly thinking that it is new, you are in for a thrill. If not well , welcome to the club.

Well........, what else, my friend likes this stuff, I donīt, and less applaud or overrate unoriginal music disguised as "tribute", which somehow is so freely and uncritically accepted in this PAīs sub-genre.

** generous stars.

admireArt | 2/5 |


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