ROEDELIUS - WASSER IM WIND (CD)


"Of all the Roedelius solo releases, this is the one which most closely resembles the work of Cluster. "Wasser im Wind" sees Roedelius use a wide variety of musical and sonic ingredients hitherto associated with Cluster, almost as if he sought to erect a monument to the group. Right from the word go, the familiar sound of the Drummer One rhythm machine can be discerned on the opening track, like a wood gnome crashing his way through the shire; then we hear those hand played, swirling keyboard patterns so typical of Roedelius; his drifting melodies, with no beginning or end, gone before one has barely recognized them; synthetic sounds recalling the heroic era of the mid-seventies; and occasional glimpses of the shadow of Dieter Moebius as sounds and forms emerge from his cosmos. The album captures Roedelius on the threshold of something quite new to him. On the one hand, the electronic elements he utilizes recall the Cluster virtues he knew so well, on the other hand he is already experimenting with a wealth of baroque forms which will come to influence his playing in the future, particularly with regard to the piano. So "Wasser im Wind" is no longer the past, nor is it quite the future." (label info) Roedelius' 10th album, originally released in 1982
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2011| BUREAU B | 15.90


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