BERLIN HERITAGE - Land Of The Rising Sun

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Electronic | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Spheric Music | Autor: WS

There are still sound inventors who are inspired by the great deeds of the Berlin school. This is also the case with the Hanoverian Robert Sigmuntowski, who announces this right in the project name. He grew up not only with the church organ, but also to the sounds of Kraftwerk, J.-Mr. Jarre, Moroder and just Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze & Co. "Long Journey To Different Temples" quotes for 35 minutes from this dazzling electronic cosmos: first threatening wobbling, then typical seventies sequencers, warm synth strings and a playful synth solo; the bubbling and twittering sound effects remind of Jarre as well as Schulze; and finally it becomes meditative with sacred Mellotron choirs; the synth drills into the brain; before the third part of the longtrack gets lost in sequencer streaks. "Spectral Enso" reminds more of Roedelius than of Berlin school, but in "Zen" these wonderful Mellotron flutes are back like once on TD's "Ricochet". The lead-synthi performs virtuoso escapades until Mellotron flutes again lead into a deep hypnosis. A relaxed nostalgic journey.

Top track: Zen

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