Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Electronic | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Manikin | Autor: WS

After "Orange" (2007) and "Blue" (2009), Manikin continues with electronic color theory. Three longtracks between 15 and 32 minutes have become it. Broekhuis, Keller and label boss Schönwälder recorded them very intimately in their home studio. Of course, the music is full of old "Berlin school" electronic mannerisms. The half-hour showpiece "Red One" opens with drum beats before cosmic synth shimmering leads the spiritual journey through the universe. More and more sequencers take over the command and the spaceship gains speed. Circling structures lead into trance, so that in the last third the bright singing solo-sythia and sacral Mellotron-choirs find a wide open entry into the human subconscious. "Red Two" is similarly percussion-driven to Klaus Schulze's works in the early eighties. But here, too, synthie and mellotron sounds are at their best. "From Red To Green then leads to the future. Piano tones that are lost in space open and end the piece and already whet the appetite for the next CD "Green".

Top track: Red One

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