I personally find it interesting Remy Stroomer has chosen the titel “I-dentity” for his latest release, as I always found that this musician created his own realm of identity and originality over the years on his recordings. Tracks 1-3 of “I-dentity” have been recorded at Remy Stroomer’s concert at the 11th Ricochet Gathering in Berlin, October 16th 2010.
I on my part would describe “I-dentity’s” music, of which a large part was performed on E-Day 2011, as neo-classical sequential minimalism with free form and improvisational dimensions. There even are faint Schulze-like atmospheric shades and vibes shining through occasionally, while the pulsating sequencer patterns on “Destination Berlin part 2” lead the way to some rocky e-guitar parts of Bill Fox.
The actual title track, lasting over 24 minutes, consists of two parts: the “intro” by Remy, and the continuation after the break which features fine solos and tasty additional parts by the talented musicians Gert Emmens, Synth.nl, Erik Wollo and Francis Rimbert.
For those looking for a bonus: the Musiczeit website offers the exclusive 17-minute piece “Vulnerable” next to the other tracks, which doesn’t appear on the physical album.
With “I-dentity”, released on the newly founded Deserted Island Music label, Remy again proves he’s something rather different from the usual EM-pack, but not less exciting.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Remy artist page