Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Ambient | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Prudence | Autor: WS

Some people may still remember Blonker and their late seventies hit "Indigo": relaxed instrumental guitar music on the tracks of old sixties hits like "Apache", "Albatross" or even "Samba Pa Ti". Behind the band was always the North German musician Dieter Geike, who played all guitars and keyboards. After a longer break he is back, now under his own name, but with his old hit as album title and of course also with a brand new, very successful fluffy-soft swinging version of it, which strongly reminds of Eroc instrumental magic à la "Wolkenreise". The absolutely relaxed record alternates between acoustic holiday motifs like "dancing" (almost a zither homage to "The Third Man") and more spherical cloud slopes like "In der Stille". The Country- Celtic "time travel" could well have been written by Mark Knopfler. On the whole "Indigo" offers wonderfully accentuated guitar music with airy keyboards and atmospheres, but is sometimes too close to irrelevant holiday relaxation music. But for the trip to the sea or to the wellness bath it is perfectly suitable.

Top track: Indigo

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