“Air Machine” by Belgian composer, producer and musician Frank Van Bogaert is a privately released cd, which sees him collaborate with Erik Wøllo on a few tracks, besides exploring quite some new musical territories.
It’s actually Frank’s first concept album, dealing with the environmental issue threatening our planet, and thus affecting us all.
Of all tracks, especially the smoothly rocking “Hyperventilate” is a nice hybrid of the style of both musicians, including some spacious choirs on top.
The atmospheric “Cold Steel” is a highlight as well, although I noticed some light distortion in the airy female singing, after which the smooth, multi-layered “The Thin Line” fits in Van Bogaert’s grand sounding style again. The heart-warming final track almost sounds like an ode for a better, more balanced world.
Due to the satisfying and fruitful collaboration on this cd, Frank and Erik have decided they should work on a future full Wøllo/Van Bogaert album.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Frank Van Bogaert artist page