Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Electronic | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Spheric | Autor: WS

The electronic artist Robert Schroeder from Aachen has been working hard for several years to make his previously unpublished work from the eighties available. These ten compositions were all composed between 1981 and 1991. Accordingly, early digital instruments such as the PPG Wave Computer and the Sequential Drum Computer can be heard. The relaxed opening track "The Meaning Of Time", which instead of being meditative like in the Seventies, rather refers to the growing Ambient and Chill Out, is already suitable for that time. Only evil tongues once spoke of an "acoustic irradiation for IKEA furniture". "Soft And Lovely" is as erotic and relaxing as lying on a tropical beach and being gently washed around by the approaching waves. In fact, this music is highly charming, but no longer has the depth that the old Berlin school still had. It's nice to listen to except for a few really lukewarm numbers anyway. A cutting electric guitar like in "Dreamspacer" would have needed it more often here. There have been better things from Mr. Schroeder.

Top track: Dreamspacer

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