Released: 2017 By Stephen Parsick
Available on backorder
If you like RMI, Redshift etc this is the one to get in that style. Only 300 copies so be on time to get this!!
Chuck van Zyl / STAR’S END
With Synchronize of Die (76’21) Stephen Parsick comes close to the canons of greats that have influenced him. Making music under the name [‘ramp] we find the personal language of a restless mind. The five tracks on Synchronize of Die give steady pleasure
Sylvain Lupari / synth&sequences.com
What a surprise is this completely unexpected comeback of [‘ramp]! After the too long silence which followed the Astral Disaster album, I thought that Stephen Parsick had put an end to [‘ramp] And bang! I received an e-mail, followed by a promotional CD. And what a comeback my friends! The least that I can say is that the man in black of an EM of the styles of Doombient, experimental andor Berlin School is in great shape. After a so said creative absence of 5 years Stephen Parsick delivers an opus which starts right where the complex rhythms and the Mephistophelian vibes of Steel and Steam and Return had engendered this small jewel which is Astral Disaster. And our chummy Stephen has lost nothing of his ardor, or his creativity by presenting a wonderful album without burrs. An album built around these multilayers of rhythms which get wind up and twist in intrusive magma without ever flooding the leading structure. And the ambiences? [‘ramp] goes even farther by injecting a modern psychedelic approach where the border between the reason and the insanity is constantly offended. A majestic album my friends, which covers with shame those who had lost sight, from eyes to ears, the music of this brilliant artist for whom Berlin School has never had of secrets, nor borders.
The title-track uncorks this synchronize or die with delicate oscillating sequences which alternate their skipping in a passage where the void is eroded by a thin layer of crackling. A heavy sequence makes roar its pace like a mobile staircase which goes up the endless skies. Stephen Parsick has become a master in the art to sculpt and to stick into a symbiosis those multilayers of rhythms which come out of nowhere. This signature is coming to mind when a 3rd structure of rhythm flickers all over the eternal ascent of the main rhythm. Stephen Parsick also reminds us that he knows very well how to handle the minimalist structures by adding effects whic h dance lightly and gambol around the progression of synchronize or die”. These effects add a dark dimension and give even an impression to modify the pace of a rhythm which is losing some of its sonic fluids. These fluids breakup of the main movement to forge small harmonious buckles which go and come pecking at this big rhythmic anaconda of which the hypnotic charm becomes even magnetizing with the subsequent listening of this small jewel from [‘ramp]. And if this long introductory title-track refuses to give itself to a melodious approach so attractive that we could whistle it
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