Released: 2006 By Manikin Records
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Dreamy electronic music
Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity
This release from 2006 features 60 minutes of tastefully dreamy electronic music.Joining Bas Broekhuis (drums and percussion), Detlef Keller (synthesizer, laserharp, sequencer) and Mario Schnwlder (synthesizer, sequencer, and rainstick) for this live performance (at Dorfkirche Repelen, Germany, January 16, 2005) are Raughi Ebert on guitars and Thomas Kagermann on violin and voice.
Performed in a cathedral, this music bears a certain somber presence that, while devoid of any religious connotation, possesses a distinct reverence. That devotion is focused on the music itself, and honestly tends to get a bit lively.Heavenly textures unfurl to cloud the air with atmospheric disposition. Piano passages wind through these tonalities, propelled by snappy percussion that maintains a respectful restraint as it delivers rhythms to the evolving harmonic. Sharper electronics emerge, joining in the grand design and imbuing the music with more pep. Not all the songs display this vigor, but even the softer pieces shimmer with an inner, subdued vitality. Guitars (of the acoustic and electric variety) provide a pleasantly romantic edge to the melodies. Slippery synthesizers accompany a passage of delicate acoustic guitar, generating a novel aspect that is remarkably engaging. Cerebral violin floats into the mix, deliberately contradicting traditional resonance normally attributed to this instrument with a modern flair.With the exception of the final track, long-form compositions dominate this album. The harmonies surface and slowly mature while auxiliary embellishments gradually flesh out the structure with loving performances. The result is a lush panorama of dreamy tuneage which serves as a superb milieu for outward-bound introspection.
This disc features a bonus slide show from the concert, with soundtrack by Ebert and Keller.
2006. Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity
Zum 2006er Konzert in der Dorfkirche von Repelen erscheint der Mitschnitt des Konzertes aus dem Vorjahr. In gleicher Besetzung spielten die fnf Musiker im Januar 2005 in Detlef Kellers Heimatort in der evangelischen Kirche. Vier Stcke (jeweils mehr als elf Minuten) des Liverepertoires zeugen von einem eindrucksvollen und sphrischen Konzert. Auerdem findet sich noch das sechseinhalbmintige Stck The Diminished Song
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