Kees Aerts – If one door closes

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Released: 2008 By Groove Unlimited

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  1. Undelivered Delivery [4:13]MP3 soundclip of Undelivered Delivery [1:00]
  2. Put Me Down, Scotty [6:21]
  3. Decision Time [13:32]MP3 soundclip of Decision Time [3:00]
  4. Entering The Unknown [6:19]
  5. Dragonfly [2:59]
  6. Monkeys [2:53]
  7. The Sun Shines, The World Smiles [7:36]MP3 soundclip of The sun shines, the world smiles [3:00]
  8. Paloma [3:58]
  9. Sunray [7:17]
  10. The Challenge [4:05]
  11. Move Forward and Discover [12:39]MP3 soundclip of Move forward and discover [3:00]
  12. Another Door Opens [3:43]

Second solo cd. 12 rhythmic, sequencer tracks. Vocoder, filmic, melodies

Additional information

Weight 105 g



Jewel Case

15 reviews for Kees Aerts – If one door closes

  1. Bert Strolenberg / Sonic Immersion

    If One Door Closes” is the second full-length cd of Kees Aerts

  2. Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity

    This CD from 2008 offers 76 minutes of buoyant electronic music.Synthesist Aerts is joined by Ron Boots on two tracks.

    A host of electronics are employed to generate the dreamily spry tunes found on this release. This blend of calm and activity is quite rewarding, producing music that soothes as it uplifts.
    Atmospheric textures establish airy foundations for more agile harmonics. Riffs are created, then set to run in cycles as additional loops are added to the sonic pastiche. This mounting accretion of layers results in lavish structures whose resonant components serve to enhance each other, achieving a higher unity in the form of melodies that are rich with grandeur. This majesty is often seasoned with a whimsy that bestows a distinctly humanity to the melodies.Keyboards play a vital role in this tuneage, providing the music with themes which cavort and twirl amid the already spinning loops.
    While percussion is present, its presence is adroitly crafted to lurk within the mix, propelling from an interior vantage. Not all of the rhythms are comprised of actual beats; some derive their tempos from the rapid application of synthesized non-impact sounds, which in turn infuses a fanciful temperament to those passages.

    These compositions evoke a determined yearning, communicating the expectation of wonders waiting around every corner (or through each doorway). While an astral quality exists in most of the material, many of the tracks possess an enjoyable buoyant demeanor.

    2009. Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity

  3. Sylvia Sommerfeld / Schallwende

    Schn, auch mal wieder musikalisch von dir zu hren! Du hattest ja echte hidden treasures” in der Schublade … Der Track aus 2008

  4. Eduardo Fontana

    This album by Kees Aerts shows that electronic music has not abandoned the originality that characterized it in the beginning.

    Throughout the 12 pieces we will have a chance to attend all kinds of passages, from those fragments that invite us to dance to those others that are more introspective and whose melodies transpire a beauty that cannot be denied. The style of the music flows along innovative regions of Synth-Pop, Space Sequencer Music, Techno and Contemporary Instrumental Music. Sometimes it becomes festive, and at other times melancholy.

    The most impressive piece in the album is, in my opinion, Move Forward and Discover”

  5. Ren van der Wouden / NL

    Recommended! Good travelling music. I think it was worth while waiting for it.

    2008. Ren van der Wouden / NL

  6. Antonio Conti

    My compliment for your latest cd.

    2008. Antonio Conti

  7. Leendert Bijnagte

    Op E-Live je CD gekocht en ik vind het mooi! Geweldige klanken en een vette knipoog met veel humor. Prachtig die Kingsley and Perly achtige sfeer.Ik ben erg blij met je CD.

    2008. Leendert Bijnagte

  8. Huub Michiels

    Nog even een compliment voor je laatste CD ik geniet er met volle teugen van, geweldige mooie muziek.

    2008. Huub Michiels

  9. Claudia Schallenbach

    I loved to hear it. As a great fan of StarTrek, I loved track 2 right from the beginning! 🙂 It is really spacy”. I liked the songs with the jungle or nature sounds as well. I have a whole CD

  10. Dennis Moore

    I listened to the 3 soundclips.

    I’m no reviewer , so I won’t try.
    However , my favourite piece was The Sun Shines…. ( I especially liked the little cascading” chord that runs throughout the piece. )
    Decision Time…. was very nice.
    “Move forward ……” surprised me. Knowing that there were a couple of tracks with Ron

  11. Paul Rijkens

    For many years, Kees Aerts is a well-known person in Electronic Music scene. Together with Ron Boots, the Dutchman is the driving force behind Groove Unlimited. Next to this, they are the initiators of some of the largest electronic music festivals in the world, E-Live and E-Day. And he was also the main editor of the E-dition”-magazine. Furthermore

  12. Artemi Pugachov / Encyclopedia of Electronic Music

    The door has finally opened for Kees to release a new solo CD after… how much? Let’s say about 10 years, no less. This one here is basically a collection of rare and unreleased tracks from the 1990 – 2008 period.

    We kick off with Undelivered Delivery” which first appeared on the now very rare E-Dition #1 sampler CD in 2004 and is based on an older piece from 1990. Street noises give way for a super fat analogue bass and a quirky melodic line. A rapid sequence starts as Kees improvises on an analogue synth. This is bright

  13. Mark Jenkins

    This CD from 2008 offers 76 minutes of buoyant electronic music.Synthesist Aerts is joined by Ron Boots on two tracks.

    Kees is co-founder of the Groove label from the Netherlands, from which we reviewed several CD releases recently. Unprolific himself, he often works in collaboration with the labels co-owner Ron Boots whos much busier in terms of actual CD releases. Ron pops up here on several tracks, which date from 1990 to 2006, so the CD can be seen as something of a catching-up exercise, and includes Kees contributions to several now unavailable compilation CDs.

    Undelivered Delivery” opens with railway station sounds and is reminiscent of the European band Peru

  14. Sylvain Lupari / Guts Of Darkness

    In his kind Kees Aerts is a pillar in EM industry. In addition to being one of the founders of Groove, he helps discovering and promotes new talents in EM, thus organized festivals in the Netherlands. Music? He collaborated on some Ron Boots certain albums, mainly in concert and released an album in 1997, Slices of Time. Since then, he wrote music for certain compilations, films or for his own pleasure. If One Door Closes is the fruit of its passion, spread over a period of almost 20 years. A collection of 12 titles composed between 1990 and 2008, touching this way a large range made up concerning thus touches a temporal large range while combining styles and flavors.

    And it starts with Undelivered Delivery. A title which howls nervously, after a loud atmospheric intro with industrial samplings, on a heavy bass line. A bass that bites a hiccoughing sequence, on an aggressive synth to loopy solos. A wink of eye to the 70s, Space Art and Frederic Mercier.A catchy small jewel with a superb analog zest, as we find everywhere on If One Door Closes. I think in particular of Dragonfly and his Kraftwerkian approach. An amusing and hanging electronic counting rhyme. All the opposite of Monkeys with its fast tempo in staccato, on a light atmospheric tone; Paloma, a sympathetic rumba with a melody a hint nostalgic, which points out Jarre; The Challenge and Another Door Open with its angelic synths.
    Put to me Down, Scotty gets into a futuristic approach la Blade Runner. A sequence to tabla percussions sonorities settles, accompanying a beautiful melody whistled on a discrete synth. A very beautiful title which precedes one of the two long titles on If One Door Closes, Decision Time.
    A track written in 2008, Decision Time borrows the paths of Robert Schroeder, with a misty vocodor, who blows on light undulating bass. A bass which permutes in a superb heavy sequence, animating a pulsating and resonant rhythm, in a good ethereal universe. The mellotron synth is and moulds a dreamy and sensual line.One of the two progressive titles on this opus, the other being Move Forward and Discover.
    Entering the Unknown is the most catchy track If One Door Closes. Percussions hammer a heavy and hypnotic tempo, whereas the keyboard makes dance its chords with a nervous approach. A delicious harmonious paradox.
    The Sun Shines, The World Smiles and Sunray are two titles written in collaboration with Ron Boots. Synthesized melodies which hang and which we could easily whistle on flexible beats, nervous but discrete. If The Sun Shines, The World Smiles seems more nostalgic with its waves which drive back a bit of sadness, Sunray is quite simply bright of life. A world of romance and hope which hangs on the first listening.
    Move Forward and Discover is the other progressive electronic title of this Kees Aerts 2nd opus. Writing also in 2008, it begins with a fuzzy synth with analog sound effects and pulsations, la Jarre. A heavy and nevrotic sequence explodes, involving a wild beat which hops nervously under enveloping waves.Other sequences divide the rhythm, with fine analog percussions recalling the universe of Jarre on Oxygen and Equinox. Superb solos wrap this musical torrent, which is surrounding by celestial choruses and mellotron waves to make dream EM purists. A really great piece of music

    If One Door Closes is a surprising spatiotemporal collection. Kees Aerts makes us travel through the history of EM with an astonishing sense of beauty. Beautiful hanging melodies, to more complex ones which astonish by their harmonious sides, here is good EM that should please to everyone.
    A kind of Best off, of an artist who remained too quiet from a long time.

    2009. Sylvain Lupari / Guts Of Darkness

  15. Mike / The Cosmic Frequencies

    Man I have chills….., I mean this is So Powerful, This is by all means Kees BEST Solo releases to this day, I gotta get this a.s.a.p. In other words a CD with a kick, Track 11 is Awesome!

    2010. Mike / The Cosmic Frequencies

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