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A Touch of Berlin Vol. 1 - Synth&Sequences Review

posted Jan 24, 2015, 7:39 AM by Ron Charron   [ updated Jan 25, 2015, 10:13 AM ]
<< A structure of rhythm which will explode in a e-rock a la Tangerine Dream >>
<<.. a structure of rhythm which will explode in a e-rock a la Tangerine Dream. "Floh" is pulled from the album Cosmic Touch, which is very well represented here with "Astral Gates", the superb "Nexus 6" and the solid "Encounter at Proxima 5", showing all the depth of this album which appears undoubtedly among the pleasant surprises of 2013. Kuutana also takes out a pearl of his Fantastic Stories album with the powerful "The Caves of Steel". This is a solid mix of e-rock and New Berlin School here. "Infinity Improbabilities" is the only vestige of Quantum Earth album and is doubtless the track which sticks the most to the ambiences of the Berlin School. I was very surprised by the heaviness of the circular rhythm of "Emerald Path", a very dark track with sinister moods of tension or horror movie which nests on the Walking Sun album released in 2013. An album that I never heard and if "Emerald Path" is a faithful reflection, that deserves an investigation. Another unknown track to me is the very ambiospherical "Ion Storm on Jupiter Station" from the Undiscovered Shores album, also released in 2013 which would deserves amply its place on a Berlin School compilation. But this track is at its place here. With "Infinite Improbabilities", they mix a little the New Berlin School and retro Berlin School genres with a skillful insertion between the rhythms of fire which make this beautiful and very fair compilation of Borders Edge Music rocking the house down and drawing dreams beyond stars...>>
Sylvain Lupari (January 14th, 2015)
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