THORSTEN QUAESCHNING’S PICTURE PALACE MUSIC - Remnants (cd)
QUAESCHNING & SCHNAUSS
LP/CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Azure Vista Records, 2017
Presented as a homage to the electronic music masters of the past yet breathing fresh contemporary and enchanting vibes along an overall post-cosmic sound, Thorsten Quaeschning & Ulrich Schnauss "Synthwaves" is a 53-minute release made with vintage synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines only.
The eight track outcome has a highly cinematic feel and reflects quite a bit on TD’s soundtrack achievements on the first four pieces. Contrary to that I consider "A Calm but steady flow" an awkward and too stark exercise and therefor out of place on this recording. The last three tracks ("Thirst, "Flare" and "Prism") though are highlights with their sparkling, profound emotive and to the point sequenced aural design.
Aside a nice nod and a wink to TD's classic work, the overall crisp sound along the nice matching and range of interlocking patterns evoke lovely vibes of nostalgia. Nice going guys!