“Ave”, which came out in Spring 1999, is the work of the Turkish musician Can Atilla.
The album was privately released on the EAT-label (Essers Audio Tools) by the Dutch musician Rob Essers, who himself composed some great music which seems to pay tribute to Tangerine Dream’s 80’s music.
Well, Mr Atilla dedicates his album “Ave” to the 30th anniversary of Tangerine Dream. It’s a great album of vintage electronica, containing seven tracks, split in two short tracks and 5 longer pieces.
This music breaths the grand atmosphere, spirit and beauty of Tangerine Dream, as it combines their grand sound from the mid ‘70s with those of the early 80’s.
So await some original songs of which the compositional structures mirror the original Tangerine Dream structures almost perfectly as some excellent retro sequencing and a broad range of vintage sounds fly by.
It’s very interesting to hear how masterfully Can Atilla switches from the sound of “Encore” to those of “Tangram” or “Underwater Sunlight” in the first track.
But for me the second track “Breathing under Pressure” is the real highlight of the album, as things just come together so perfectly and are assembled so smoothly.
The fifth track “Bach’s Air” is even thrown into a nice vintage form.
All in all, this is one of those must-have retro cds that shouldn’t be missed in any electronic music collection.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Can Atilla artist page