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K2PROJECT - K2Project (CD/Digital Download)

 
SZYMON KALISKI - For Isolated Recollections (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
KARMACOSMIC - Music for Tantra & Meditation (cd)

 
CAROLA KASSNER - Planetary Voyage (CD)

 
KEBU - Perplexagon (CD/LP)

 
KEBU - To Jupiter and Back (cd)

 
DAREN KECK - Quiet Hillside (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
KELLER & SCHŲNWšLDER - Long Distances (cd)

 
DETLEF KELLER - The Breakfast Event (CD/Digital Download)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Lagoon of Eternity (Deep Skies 2) (cd)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Light from Andromeda (Deep Skies 4) (CD/Digital Download)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Light from Orion (Deep Skies 1) (cd)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Light of the Pleiades (Deep Skies 3) (cd)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Winter (cd)

 
ANTHONY PAUL KERBY AND TOMAS WEISS - Distant Shadows (CD/Digital Download)

 
JOHN KERR - Embracing the Inevitable (CD/Digital Download)

 
KETTEL - Myam James 2 (cd)

 
KETTEL - Myam James Part I (cd)

 
CHAD KETTERING - Into the Infinite (cd)

 
CHAD KETTERING - Pathways (CD/Digital Download)

 
CHAD KETTERING - Voices of the Ancients (cd)

 
AL GROMER KHAN - Music from an Eastern Rosegarden (cd)

 
KINESIS - Beyond the Galaxy (cd)

 
FRANCOIS KIRALY AND CHARLES CREVIER - Calypso (cd)

 
RAN KIRLIAN & JAJA - Cosmos Vol. 1 (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN & LANDRU - Waterfront (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Elements in Motion (cd-r)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Formations (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Isolated Landscapes (Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Melting Point (cd-r)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Sleeper (cd-r)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Antimatter (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Beyond the Deep (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Celestial Movements (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Un viaggio attraverso líItalia (cd)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Utopia (cd)

 
KITARO - Daichi / (From the) Full Moon Story (Lp/CD)

 
KITARO - Impressions of the West Lake (cd)

 
KITARO - Oasis (cd)

 
KITARO - Ten Kai/Astral Trip/Astral Voyage (Lp/cd)

 
GREG KLAMT - Fluxus Quo (cd)

 
GREG KLAMT - Fulcrum (cd)

 
KLANGWELT - The Age of Numbers (cd)

 
KLANGWELT - Weltweit (cd)

 
FRANK KLARE - Digitalic (cd)

 
KLOOB - Solid Foundations (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
CHRISTIAN HÝY KNUDSEN - Hav (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Arctisonia (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Etherea (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Konnektions (CD)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Luminosity (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Momentium (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Quadranteon (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Radiate (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Sequentaria (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Terrelektra (CD)

 
WLADYSLAW KOMENDAREK & PRZEMYSLAW RUDź - Unexplored Secrets of REM Sleep (cd)

 
MARIO KONRAD - Submerging (cd)

 
KRAFTWERK - The Man Machine (cd)

 
KRAFTWERK - Trans Europe Express (cd)

 
KRUSSELDORF - Fractal World (Digital Download)

 
KUBUSSCHNITT - Entropyís Evolution (cd)

 
KONRAD KUCZ - Railroad Paths (cd)

 
KONRAD KUCZ - Vita Contemplativa -Litania- (cd)

 
KURTZ MINDFIELDS - Journey Through the Analog Adventure (45 Years of (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
KURTZ MINDFIELDS - The Dreaming Void (Lp/Digital Download)

 
KWOOK - Skywave (cd)

 
KWOOK - Unidentified Feathered Object (cd-r)


BERND KISTENMACHER
Beyond the Deep
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Mellowjet Records, 2010
After many albums dedicated to or inspire by outer space, "Beyond The Deep" takes a dive into the inner space world and wonders of sea life. The album and its music were premiered at Planetarium Bochum on June 12.
So what does this fictional musical exploration of the deep sea and the oceans, which were inspired by Frank Schštzingís science fiction thriller "The Swarm", bring us next to its ecological message?
Well, Bernd certainly hasnít forgotten his Berliner School roots beside his orchestral style and his distinct fingerprint, setting a gentle and grand mood with the opener "Overture".

The 16-minute "Tsunami" has quite some searching sounds at the start, before moving into a gentle piano section followed by spacious string and choir pads. Things are set in motion with a nice interplay of sequencers and rhythms, and Iím especially happy any solo voice is left out in this vibrant, classic-oriented piece. Well done!

The acoustic guitar sounds on "Clayoquot Sound" take things in laidback spheres and new age territory with romantic flavours. Itís too simplistic and lightweight to my ears, although the second part of this track offers Berndís well-known orchestral sound.

I like "Lost City" much better. At first thereís a mellow atmosphere and some twinkling sounds, but soon things shift into higher gear with orchestral and symphonic synth pads, bass rhythm and only a few solo sounds. Berndís well-known, more pronounced trumpet sounds show up briefly in the second half of the imaginary track, leaving enough room for the grand symphonic design before the tracks gently fades out with acoustic guitar sounds.

On we go with the moody, warm soundings of the relaxed "In the black smokers bar", which features some lush piano.
Bernd brings things to a nice ending with melodic and smooth "Who will save the world?", another personal highlight. which contains a nice interplay of synths, strings, and flute, all executed in a neo-classical manner, culminating in a symphonic finale with a nice vibrating solo (although I donít understand the clapping and chaotic voices at the tail).

Nevertheless, Bernd has done a very nice job with the well-executed "Beyond the Deep", which sees him explore emotional and new musical pathways.
Hatís off!

Website: www.berndkistenmacher.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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