In 1978, Walter and Guy ran into each other at ELK-Muziek a small non profit organization in Antwerp which developed and build modular Synths. At that time Walter was already a touring & performing artist, while Guy was carving his way as a sound sculptor and Musician. Both shared a passion for Electronic music and wanted to compose something new and rather different, so it did not take long before they decided to join forces and place their mark on the emerging scene of Space Music. Thus in 1979 Pillion was born.
- Enigmas - [28:16]
- Pompei - [25:54]
After one year of experimenting and rehearsing, tryouts and gigs were announced, culminating in the ultimate recording of Enigmas in an auditorium near Brussels in 1980. And new the restored and CD release is available of this great music!!
Composed By, Performer [Performed By] – Pillion
Synthesizer, Sequencer – Guy Drieghe, Walter Christian Rothe
Here’s one of those pinnacle releases of the past that never saw a cd-release after it came out in 1980. On this 54-minute live-recording, Walter Rothe and Guy Drieghe–D give their best in spacy, classic Berlin School style. Those familiar with the original vinyl recording will be amazed what stunning job was done to restore the full audio and make it sound seamless to this level, as the original had some serious drop-outs along various other technical issues of quite a severe nature. The sound and intrinsic atmosphere of the 28-minute title track comes close and seems much inspired by Schulze’s “Timewind”. “Pompei” though proves a beautiful evolving longform soundscape composition with mysterious currents and twists leaning toward classic TD, shifting to elevating impact on the second half of the 24-minute piece.
So bravo for this re-release of “Enigmas” (coming with new cover) and its most thoughtful audio archeology where every origin al detail is preserved for others to know what it was like when it was created....
2019. Bert Strolenberg/SonicImmersion.org