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Ron Geesin


Eclectic Prog

3.00 | 5 ratings

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3 stars Recently I?ve seen Ron Geesin performing Atom Heart Mother live with the Italian cover band Pink Floyd Legend. This is why I've gone back to his old stuff. After his debut album which was totally crazy and barely listenable, this time is totally different: there are still parts of concrete music, but it's essentially a progressive electronic/experimental collection of short tracks.

Who said that progressive electronic has to consist of tracks longer than 20 minutes? Geesin condensed his ideas into 19 very short tracks, none of them reaching 3 minutes of duration.

To give you an idea: try to imagine the Tangerine Dream of the Pink period shrunk into 2 minutes tracks with the addition of concrete music, sometimes in background, sometimes in foreground.

Tracks like "Syncopot" and "Bottling Plant" are quite reminding of "The Body", the soundtrack realised with Roger Waters in 1970. Thinking a bit, it looks like Geesin has decided to dedicate each of his albums to a single "instrument". A Raise of Eyebrows was all based on human voice, this one is based on Synths and Moog, instead.

Originally it should have been intended as just a collection of sounds useable for movie soundtracks, and this is evident in the sudden end of some tracks, but the whole has a sort of internal consistency.

For whoever likes psychedelia and electronics.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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