Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Electronic | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Viktoriapark | Autor: BSV

Of course Johannes Schmoelling is always associated with Tangerine Dream. On the one hand, this chapter in his life has been over for more than a quarter of a century, on the other hand, he played a decisive role in a number of outstanding albums of the German electronic pioneers. In the last 25 years he has released several solo albums, developed the Berlin School further, set exotic fairy tales to music and produced radio plays. But experiments with electronic sounds and the search for new technical territory are not his thing. More important to him in his sound cosmos are euphony, harmonies and above all melodies. Also in his new work "Time And Tide" well known synth sounds can be heard, which perform dreamy, playful sound sequences. Sequencers remain reduced to the bare essentials. The brilliant piano figures in "Zero Gravity" together with the sawtooth sounds in "Life In The Dark" are the highlights of the album. Some tracks are too toothless, too smooth - but they are very suitable for easy drifting.

Top Track: Zero Gravity

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