Saturday, 28 April 2012

GENRE PEAK: Belgian review
This album is a compilation of the plates' Ends of the Earth 'and' Prenatural. The spindle is Martin Birke of Genre Peak and he chose these two plates are favorite songs, which he here and there gave them a new blend and added also a new number in 'Words Surround Us ", recorded in 2012 that the CD opens.Birke, writes all the songs himself and works on a permanent basis along with his friend Stephen Sullivan guitars and syntesizers accounts for. Furthermore, this duo is supported by a host of musicians such as: Christopher Scott Cooper on guitars and samples (he is also the producer), Gustaf Fjelstrom and Mick Karn on fretless bass, Percy Howard and Tara C. Taylor on vocals, Daniel Panasenko, percussion and upright electric bass.
Well what do you call this music. Electronic rock is not a bad description, I saw on a website somewhere post-modern music but you can stand just about anything with it on. It is a fact that when I first listened to the album at all was, I involuntarily to Japan and David Sylvian to think. When I studied the case over here after I see the plate yet know the name of Mick Karn be sure, bassist for years been in Japan. Coincidence does not exist.
Anyway, regardless of how you define this music this is one album that stands like a house. From the first notes of 'Words Surround "are the samples and the central electronics. But with the haunting voice of Percy Howard and the ethereal violin score violinist Benito Cortez, this provides a real haunting opener of this album. "Wear It Well" floats on the bass of Fjelstrom and Karn and put the nice, sweet vocals by Tara C. Taylor centrally. On "Blue Filter" is Percy Howard vocally supported by beautiful Tara, built around a fairly traditional song which, however, many dissonant sounds intervene. Very ingenious and delicate. 'Ends of the Earth' is the perfect composition on this album where the voice of Percy Howard that is reminiscent of David Sylvian, however strong composition. "Hell on the Surface ', we define love as an electro-pop song that goes a bit towards the Australian Flash & The Pan, in other words, electro-pop with a strong melodic slant. "Amena" pulls slowly with a patter of Tara who alternated with vocals. The sound can be best described as almost ethnically. The ethnic line is drawn in the subtle, mysterious instrumental 'Rama'. "Abscence 'crackles at the start of the electronics to result in an instrumental again, widely arranged pastoral composition with particular piano carries the high word. "Point of No Return" swings like the plague and also to situate them in the section electro-pop with a strong echo from the 80-years. The title, or rather the flag of "Microsphere 13 'covers the full load: instrumental, electronic music á la Tangerine Dream, but very subtle and nuanced. The album ends with a smooth and vloeidende pop song with great vocals from Tara C Taylor, really the better popwerk.Redux This album features 11 electronic rock songs Including new and remixed material. All tracks are written by Martin Birke. You can discuss how to define this kind of music. Personally I hear a child echoes of Japan in this music. But it really does not matter Because this is a wonderfull album with excellent songs, sparkling instruments and very intriguing voices. Worth to check it out.

Peter Harris (4)

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