Rüdiger Gleisberg from Paderborn is known for his symphonic-orchestral influenced electronic works. Now he has made a clean sweep and had his compositions recorded entirely by a symphony orchestra. In fact, it suits his music well. The CD, divided into ten parts, stands exactly at the crossroads between cinematic soundtrack and romantic classical music. "Part I" is just as dramatic as a film score by Howard Shore ("The Lord of the Rings") or James Horner ("Braveheart"). Yet pathos is by no means kitsch, but forces emotional depth, as Michael Nyman ("Das Piano") also does. When the cello sighs deeply and sincerely, the image of a heart-rending scene emerges before the mind's eye. "Part II" is as lyrical and directly romantic as a piece by Mike Batt. In "Part III" the medieval, playful flutes by Sandro Friedrich are more in the foreground alongside the excellent National Philharmonic Orchestra Odessa and one inevitably thinks of Mike Oldfield. A purely orchestral sound journey, on which there is much to discover.
Top Track: Part I