“Visions” is my second encounter with the music of Swedish composer Eric G (although it seems to be his third album by now), which features four lengthy compositions made between 1982 and 2010.
The vintage melodic output again connect to and is inspired by the Berliner School style, most notably from the triangle classic TD, Schulze and a sniff Jarre. In addition, the Roland TR-606 drum machine gives the smooth pulsating and spiraling instrumental music just the right nice, light touch.
Once again, there are no hasty traces to be found in the outcome, which sounds moody overall but also a bit inconsistent (especially on the first half of the weird-ish “Hallucinogenic”) and thin occasionally. For me, things really work out on the final track “Discovery and loss of Crystal Vision”, where Eric mixes the right vintage elements, rhythms and various sequences gently and in proportion while also adding a tasty bit of Les Paul e-guitar.
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