Picture Palace Music is a project by Berlin/Vienna based keyboarder Thorsten Quaeschning, who joins Edgar Froese in Tangerine Dream very often.
From the start it appeared to me the music fortunately doesn’t have that clinical sound that quite some of the recent TD albums suffered from.
“Demeter-morph” and “Scholomance trance” are great pulsating tracks on the album, the only minor point being the experimental, short outing “Celebrating Fears pt.4”
The well-executed tenth track “Vlad, Anton, Ruediger” could almost be a track by Edgar Froese, including some nice guitar work.
The 8-minute ambient piece “Lilith’s Cradlesong” finds Thorsten playing some intimate piano, which later takes a dynamic turn. The closing vocal track is a nice pop song that keeps singing in your head after the cd has ended.
All in all, “Symphony for Vampires” is an enjoyable, well composed and produced album.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Picture Palace Music artist page