After listening to “Frames”, I’m impressed by the confident attitude and the solid way this Dutch composer has accomplished this nice follow-up on his very strong and successful album “Modern Ruins”.
Most of all, the 57-minute/8-track sonic canvas stays true to the artist’s beliefs and vision, not hiding the influence of Johannes Schmoelling and melodic ’80’s Tangerine Dream (“Exit”) while adding his own touch and continuing/expanding his personal style of composition.
This is vibrant, joyful and evocative contemporary electronic music with lots of intrinsic energy, featuring great combos of drums and sequencing, topped by smooth solos and pads. “Strangers in the Land of Sunder” and “The Road to Transylvania” both make optimistic, moody outings that keep circling in your head long after.
All the listener has to do to get in a fine mood is simply enjoy the heart and soul the composer has put into “Frames”….
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the René Splinter artist page
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