Gert Emmens – Obscure movements in twilight shades

 7,90 10,00

Released: 2003 By Groove Unlimited


  1. The Day the Wind blew out the Light [18:27]MP3 soundclip of The day the mind blew out the lights [3:00]
  2. Obscure Movements in Twilight Shades [15:19]MP3 soundclip of Obscure movements in twilight shades [3:00]
  3. Entering the Dark Depth [19:08]
  4. Voice from the Past [16:45]MP3 soundclip of Voice from the past [3:00]

More retro-style sequencing

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Weight 105 g



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9 reviews for Gert Emmens – Obscure movements in twilight shades

  1. Martin Hoegee / The Netherlands

    What a beautiful album. This is certainly a must-have for TD lovers; track Voice from the Past” is so “Rubicon” with the sound of 2003.
    What I’ve heard from Gert so far it is his best album.

    2003. Martin Hoegee / The Netherlands

  2. Max Delissen

    Van harte gefeliciteerd met de geweldige optredens tijdens E-live! Hoewel ik aanvankelijk mijn geld op Michael Stearns en RMI had gezet moet ik achteraf bekennen dat ik de prettigste herinneringen bewaar aan de klanken die ik in de kleine zaal hoorde. En gezien de reacties op de E-live website ben ik niet de enige die er zo over denkt. Had wat mij betreft op het hoofdpodium gemogen… Ik heb direct na het eerste optreden Obscure Movements in Twilight Shades aangeschaft.

    Er is echter tot twee weken geleden geen enkel album geweest dat ik sinds de aanschaf DAGELIJKS tenminste n keer heb gedraaid! Ik draai Obscure Movements echt overal: in de auto, op de discman in de trein, thuis op de grote installatie… in n woord geweldig. Hoe dat komt is niet eenvoudig uit te leggen. Ik denk dat het ligt aan de warme sound en de perfect gedoseerde afwisseling tussen ambient en sequencer in de toch lange nummers. Mijn voorkeur gaat bij EM – naast echte ambient – toch al voornamelijk uit naar retro/Berlin School, maar zoiets heb ik nog nooit meegemaakt. Wellicht komt het ook omdat ik sinds kort zelf de trotse bezitter ben van een Yamaha AN1x. Wat een verwennerij zeg, twee stuks, en wat een geweldig instrument… Ik moet toegeven dat ik de neiging voel zelf ook naar een tweede op zoek te gaan!

    Affijn, nogmaals mijn grote dank. Ik zal zeker op korte termijn je vorige CD’s gaan aanschaffen.

    2003. Max Delissen

  3. Roel Steverink / Expos magazine no 28

    Lately, a whole bunch of new synth composers are seeing the light in the Netherlands. Emmens is one of them who debuted with Elektra around the end of the 90s. Its obvious he likes long tracks, which have several sequencers running, up front melodies and occasionally a fine solo on top. But Emmens doesn’t do it the Schulzian way with long stretched carpets, although the first track betrays his love for Picture Music.
    No, he treats the listener to some fresh changes. Out of this cluster of effects a new sequence pattern takes form (some really hit the nail on the head). They don’t run on their own, after some minutes theyre accompanied by drum-machine rhythm. Further you have precisely timed effects, resonant synth drones (though never oppressive), some fine Mellotron and of course beautiful choir.
    But generally Emmens goes for the more catchy tunes, with a Vangelisian romantic flare. Emmens is at his strongest when imaginative sequencers take hold with iron strong melodies in their wake, like on the best and last track Voice from the Past”.

    All in all

  4. Edgar Kogler

    The creativity as a composer that Gert Emmens has flows through several ambiences. Yet the one that, in my opinion turns out to be his best asset in front of other artists of Space Sequencer Music and of Synth-Pop is the fact that he gives free rein to his musical inspiration, without tying himself to pre-determined structures, nor to pre-conceived ideas on how a track related to these styles should sound.
    This is why his compositions happen to be so imaginative and wealthy in nuances. In Movements in twilight shades”

  5. Luc Reunbrouck / Belgie

    Omwille van E-Live 2003 en deze cd, heb ik onmiddellijk al het materiaal van Gert Emmens gekocht. Ik heb er maar n woord voor : SUPER !!!
    Wie van retro-sequencing houdt, en niet naar Gert Emmens luistert, moet dringend naar de dokter.
    Ik kijk alvast rijkhalzend uit naar het nieuwe materiaal van Gert, als naar zijn optredens in maart en E-Live 2004.
    Groetjes uit Belgi,

    2004. Luc Reunbrouck / Belgie

  6. Carl Jenkinson

    Gert Emmens has certainly come along in leaps & bounds over the past two years, capturing just the right balance of memorable melodic & sequenced/spacey music in a style that never seems to lose it’s popularity & adding his own talents to the mix.
    Each of the four long tracks here has more than one section, which sometimes sound like ideas for two different tracks, a habit that many EM musicians have practised over the years & something which is a real peeve of mine as it’s more satisfying to hear a good idea developed & matured well.
    For all that, though, Emmens manages to pull many memorable moments out of the bag with the opening The Day The Wind Blew Out The Light” demonstrating his knack for not only thinking up some rather cool titles but also for knowing just the right sound works best with any given melody & although there is definitely a greater reliance on sequencers here than was the case with the preceding “Wanderer Of Time” this remains Emmen‘s strongest point which makes this album another successful one for Gert.

    2004. Carl Jenkinson

  7. Jim Brenholts

    Obscure Movements in Twilight Shades is a set of dark Berlin school electronica from Gert Emmens, a veteran performer on the Groove Unlimited label. The four compositions speak to the darker sides of the psyche. Gert uses heavy sequences and vast atmospheres to convey his dusky imagery.

    2004. Jim Brenholts


    I begin to discover gert I’m happy because these compositions recall me the years 70′ Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and the sound of analog synth it’s fine.

    2006. Christian GIUDICELLI / MARSEILLE

  9. Phil Derby / Electroambient Space

    Emmens last cd Wanderer Of Time was a surprisingly straightforward (and very good) homage to vintage Berlin school electronics. I say surprising because although Emmens does lean toward the classic Teutonic style, in the past he has had a somewhat softer, more laid-back touch, with more melodic content than similar-sounding artists.
    In that sense, this cd hearkens back more to his earlier releases like his debut, featuring lengthy tracks that have several distinct movements.

    And while there are classic moments like the hypnotic sequencer loop that emerges halfway through the 18-minute The Day the Wind blew out the Light”

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