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Progressive Electronic

3.44 | 3 ratings

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3 stars Coming to this album after having listened to some of the latest drones of this "flying dutchman" I've been a little surprised. While almost his whole production is made of 1 or 2 hours length tracks made just of a bass note and spacey sounds for which he gets inspiration from the pink period of Tangerine Dream.

This album has music, instead. It's spacey ambient as all the rest but we have five distinct tracks that can be distingued one from the other and are also good enough.

"Desert City" with its loops is very close to the early TD or even to Edgar Froese's works like "Aqua" or "Epsilon in Malaysian Pale". The sounds used are very similar, too. It doesn't happen a lot, but the music has a sense, something that will go almost lost in his more recent releases.

"Dreaming Dolphin" is very spacey and reminds clearly to "Zeit" that's not a bad thing, absolutely. Very similar to "Birth of a Liquid Pleiades" even in the length.

The story doesn't change too much with "Moondawn On Speed". This track has some electronic percussions, an element that will disappear from most of the subsequent production. A very good track.

"Temple of Syrix" has no percussions, instead. There are some square waved sounds in the foreground giving the idea of a melody about to start. It doesn't happen, but little variations make it change continuously. Edgar Froese is still the reference.

Finally "Trance Express" works well. It contains a sort of background melody that the repetitivity helps to identify.

For fans of Progressive Electronic and in particular of early Tangerine Dream (Up to Phaedra).

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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