- Awakening [2:25]
- Ballet [5:25]
- Atmospheric Conditions [5:47]
- Technologika [6:02]
- Meander [6:18]
- Human [5:10]
- Lullaby [4:05]
- Ouverture des enfants [6:05]
- Reunion [6:24]
- Naked [6:28]
- R�ve d’Afrique [3:50]
- Warmth [3:31]
€ 7,90 – € 10,00
Released: 2004 By Groove Unlimited
CD, MP3, FLAC
Paul Rijkens –
The Belgian composer, producer and musician Frank van Bogaert is a master in creating music that brings together all the best from great melodic synthesizer music, film-like music and rhythmic pop Human”
Kees Aerts / Groove Unlimited –
4th album after Colours”
Serge Kozlovsky –
Human opens with the relaxed and mysterious composition Awakening”. With the next track “Ballet” we enter a world of rhythm
Alejandro Hinojosa –
Like Frank himself tells us in the leaflet accompanying his new album, in Human” he has bet for improvisation rather more than in his previous works.
The result of having allowed himself to follow the inspiration of the moment has been fully fruitful. On the one hand
Albrecht Piltz / Keyboards –
Knnte gut sein, dass sich die Initialen des Belgiers Frank Van Bogaert in nicht allzu ferner Zukunft zu einem Merkenzeichnen entwicklen, das in einem Atemzug mit JMJ und TD genannt wird.
Human” ist nmlich in nicht einmal vier Jahren schon das dritte Album (zu “Geographic” und “Docking” siehe KB 08/02)
Sequences Magazine –
Van Bogaerts latest album sees this underrated but increasingly important musician mixing many different styles of electronic music with a homogenous feel that marks this out as a classy album that takes on some famous names and beats them at their awn game.
For instance, listen to the opening duo of the gentle Awakening” and triumphant and exuberant “Ballet” and you realize that here is the man who stole Vangelis crown and while the ethnic touches show some Enigma likenesses this superb piece effortlessly wipes the floor with Cretu and co in terms of melodic complexity and in the warmth that Frank injects into each number.
This is even more evident in the lively “Technologika” which mixes.
2002. Sequences Magazine“
Bill Binkelman / Wind and Wire –
I didn’t think it would be this soon that keyboardist Frank Van Bogaert would top his last album, Docking.
But, damn, if Human doesnt just top it – it completely transcends it.
Human is a fantastic CD, filled with a wide assortment of great songs, ranging from bouncy Berlin-esque EM, to dramatic Vangelis-like keyboard numbers, to softer romantic tracks and even some world fusion textured cuts. Only one song (of the twelve on the disc) is less than great (and that one is still good). The music is always accessible and imminently listenable – in fact, I positively loved this album from the very first playing.
After a short (about two-minute) ambient/new age-sounding opening track played out on a bank of synths and twinkling keyboards (some with aVangelis-like sound), Human hits the ground running on Ballet” which is nothing like what you would expect from its title. A reverbed synth note gradually increases in volume and frequency
Carl Jenkinson –
This fourth release from the Belgian musician Frank Van Bogaert sees this increasingly important musician mixing many different styles of electronic music with a homogenous feel that often beats even the most famous names at their own game.
For instance, listen to the opening duo of the gentle Awakening” & the triumphant & exhuberant “Ballet” & you realise that here is the man who stole Vangelis‘ crown & while the ethnic touches show some Enigma likenesses this superb piece effortlessly wipes the floor with Cretu & co in terms of melodic complexity & in the warmth that Frank injects into each number.
This is even more evident in the lively “Technologika” which mixes a Scottish-style lead synth with up-tempo rhythms for an utterly irresistible piece.The ethnic voice samples that colour certain sections see Frank making use of all the possibilities that modern EM has to offer & mixing them in a style that
Frank Arellano / USA –
Frank’s done it again. The man is consistently good. Has me thinking that he’s better than Vangelis, whom a few consider the master in this type of melodic EM. The man is good !
2002. Frank Arellano / USA
Sven Cipido / Electron –
Human, the fourth album of Frank and his best album so far. I can’t wait to hear his next albums. The CD starts very easy, good too relax after a hard day of work. A short track, which goes over to a more rhythmic and synthetic track. Influences of Vangelis can be found in this track. Nice is the sublime voices mixed in between. Totally different is Technologika. More industrial, a robot voice direct in the beginning. Nice textures and a good drum game during the track. Atmospheric Conditions is powerful Vangelis like track on this album, while Meander is more sax-based. Not one of favourites on this album, but my father heard it, and he loves it, just because the sax was so great played. Then we come to the title track Human”. Nice atmospheric melody lines with some piano textures in between. The next track brings you to an island just to relax
Jorge Sergio Iglesias –
Frank Van Bogaert shows again to us his mastery when composing and recording music with precious melodies. Once again I’ve seen the presence of this capacity, this time after listening to Human” for the first time. Frank recognizes to have wide influences
Artemi Pugachov –
Awakening” starts things out with windy effects and mysterious e-piano notes combined with symphonic CS-80-like “brass” synth flashes. At 2:25 its the shortest track on the album.
“Ballet” initially has bouncy bass synth bursts and gentle cymbal rhythms. It then gains lushness and beat