This is the second and last chapter of the “Myam James” concept by laptop musician Reimer Eising.
Presented as a far cry of the first part, the moody cd contains instrumental tracks of which tracks such as “Kingcourt Inn”, “Boekebaas” or “Nicola” continue in the up-beat/breakbeat style featured on part one.
The music has remained a clear, open and warm sound, in which a melancholic vibe still flows somewhere underneath, even ending up in a romantic outing :“Cherie”. Other pieces (e.g. “Shinjuku Inn”, “You understand this Night?”, “Sauce”, “Song from 4pm Herring”) have a gentle and cinematic character, and wouldn’t be out of place on a soundtrack album.
“Sentiment”, “Verkens in Londen” and “Kintana” deserve a special mention with their happy, dancy tunes, which work out great as well and bringing you in a bright mood.
All in all, the music on this album is calmer and more melodic compared to the first one. Kettel’s distinct signature has remained, but now a strong classical vein shimmers through on many occasions.
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