Исполнитель: Martin Newcomb
Год выпуска: 2003
Жанр: Electronic, Experimental, Berlin School
Количество треков: 7
Размер: 412 Mb
Very analog, with hints of Tangerine Dream from former owner of Museum of Synthesizer Technology in Ware, Hertfordshire, UK.
Englishman Martin Newcomb owns a synthesizer museum. Therefore he has a true arsenal of equipment at his disposal. Does he create good music with this? On "Syn-Drome", his fourth solo album, he brings a mix between typical retro-EM and experimental sounds.
The seven compositions vary a lot from each other.
"Awakening (Part 1)" opens rather experimental after dark sequences fall in and where we hear short keyboardtouches on Mellotron (strings, however the Mellotron is not on his list of used equipment so maybe it is a sample). Old Tangerine Dream greets in the excellent "Horizon" (heavy sequences and again a lot of Mellotron).
"Phaedra" and "Rubycon" are also central in the moody "Light", added with a cautious rhythm.
"Escape" is more vehement, a sort of space/Krautrock.
Highlight of the CD is "Eternal Chant", a brilliant piece of spacemusic with many Mellotron choirs that have a hint to the music of Redshift.
Newcomb doesn’t make the most accessible retro but it is certainly exciting, especially the last track. - 2004. Paul Rijkens / SonicImmersion.org Groove.nl | Discogs Tracklist:
1. Awakening (Part 1) - 8:53
2. Awakening (Part 2) - 6:11
3. Horizon - 9:07
4. Light - 7:53
5. Escape - 9:59
6. Spatial Journey - 11:35
7. Eternal Chant - 11:01 Доступно только для пользователей