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W.A.DEPHUL - When aliens meet a drop of water (cd)

DER WALDLäUFER - Wanderlust (Digital Download)

LISA WALKER - Grooved Whale (cd)

WANDERWELLE - Lost in a sea of trees (Lp/Digital Download)

SEAN WASHBURN - Wave Mantra (cd)

SEAN WASHBURN - Wave Mantra (CD)

WASSONIC - Wassonic (cd-r/Digital Download)

WATERBONE - Tibet (cd)

JESSE WAUGH - Japanese Tea Garden (Digital Download)

WAVE WORLD - Cloudseeder (cd)

WAVE WORLD - Hieroglyphs (cd)

WAVE WORLD - Tableaux (cd)

WAVE WORLD - The Falls of Varnal (cd)

WAVE WORLD - The Winds of Laax (cd)

WAVESTAR II - Nightwinds (CD/Digital Download)

BERNARD WEADLING - Out of Time (cd)

CHRISTIAN WELDE - Fairytales (cd)

WELLENFELD - Pandemie (cd-r/digital download)

WELLENFELD - Sunshine (cd-r/Digital Download)

WELLENFELD - The Big Bang (cd-r/Digital Download)

WELLENFELD - Trip to Illusion (cd-r)

MICHAEL WHALEN - Like Rain Through My Hands (cd)

MICHAEL WHALEN - Nightscenes (cd)

CLIFFORD WHITE - Ascension (cd)

CLIFFORD WHITE - Atlantis (cd)

CLIFFORD WHITE - The Healing Touch (Ascension II) (cd)

STEPHAN WHITLAN - Inertial Moments (cd-r/Digital Download)

STEPHAN WHITLAN - Map Reference (cd)

STEPHAN WHITLAN - Travelling Light (Digital Download)

STEPHAN WHITLAN - Triangulation (cd)

KLAUS WIESE - Perfume (cd)

PHILLIP WILKERSON & CHRIS RUSSELL - Vague Traces (CD/Digital Download)

PHILLIP WILKERSON - Amorphous Worlds (cd-r)

PHILLIP WILKERSON - Complex Silence 23 (Digital Download)

PHILLIP WILKERSON - Early Works (cd-r)

PHILLIP WILKERSON - Highlands (Digital Download)


PHILLIP WILKERSON - Sojourner (cd-r/Digital Download)

PHILLIP WILKERSON - Starjournal (cd-r)

PHILLIP WILKERSON - Still Point (cd-r)

PHILLIP WILKERSON - Sun Tracer (cd-r)

PHILLIP WILKERSON - Ten to Eleven (cd-r/Digital Download)

PHILLIP WILKERSON - The Stars and Afterward (cd-r/Digital Download)

PHILLIP WILKERSON - Ways of Forgetting (Digital Download EP)

PHILLIP WILKERSON - Wondrous Encounters (CD-r/Digital Download)

SIMON WILKINSON - Cryosleep Dreams (Digital Download)

BEKKI WILLIAMS - Edge of Human (cd)

ANDREW THOMAS WILSON - Carnarvon -Rain Forest- (cd)

TERJE WINTHER - Electronic Regions (cd)

WINTHERSTORMER - Electric Fairytales (cd)

WINTHERSTORMER - Ground Connection (cd)

WINTHERSTORMER - Woodwork (cd)

WITHIN REASON - Farshadow (CD/Digital Download)

WITHIN REASON - Substrate: Collected Elements (cd-r/digital download)

WITHIN REASON - Subtle Shift (cd-r)

WITHIN REASON - Transient Broadcasts (CD-r/Digital Download)


JACK WOOD - Lighthouse (cd)

RENé VAN DER WOUDEN - Altostratus / Cirrostratus (cd-r)

RENé VAN DER WOUDEN - Fixus Naturalis (cd-r/Digital Download)

RENé VAN DER WOUDEN - Numerus Fixus (cd)

RENé VAN DER WOUDEN - Panorama (cd-r/Digital Download)

RENé VAN DER WOUDEN - Pro Sequentia (cd-r)

RENé VAN DER WOUDEN - Stargazer (CD-r/Digital Download)

RENé VAN DER WOUDEN - Zeppelins! There they go (cd-r/Digital Download)

DAVID WRIGHT - Connected (CD/Digital Downoad)

DAVID WRIGHT - Dreams and Distant Moonlight (cd)

DAVID WRIGHT - In Search of Silence (CD/Digital Download)

DAVID WRIGHT - Live at the London Planetarium (CD/Digital Download)

DAVID WRIGHT - Momentum (cd)

DAVID WRIGHT - The Spirit of Light (Best of Volume 2) (CD/Digital Download)

FRéDéRIC WURTZ - Sequence Time (Mc)

BERNHARD WöSTHEINRICH - Live in New Jersey (Digital Download)

ERIK WøLLO & BERNHARD WöSTHEINRICH - Weltenuhr (CD/Digital Download)

ERIK WøLLO - Airborne (CD/Digital Download)

ERIK WøLLO - Blue Radiance (CD/Digital Download)

ERIK WøLLO - Celestia (Digital Download EP)

ERIK WøLLO - Echotides (CD/Digital Download)

ERIK WøLLO - Emotional Landscapes (cd)

ERIK WøLLO - Gateway (cd)

ERIK WøLLO - Guitar Nova (cd)

ERIK WøLLO - Silent Currents (Live at Star’s End) (cd)

ERIK WøLLO - Silent Currents 3 (Digital Download)

ERIK WøLLO - Timelines (CD/Digital Download)

ERIK WøLLO - Tundra (CD/Digital Download)

ERIK WøLLO - Wind Journey (cd)

When aliens meet a drop of water
CD, Manikin Records, 2008
Some might remember this musician from the short period he worked with Tangerine Dream back in the late eighties. Ralf, who nowadays works as freelance recording and sound engineer, states the music on this album was inspired by the tracks composed during TD's '88 North America Tour.

In 2006, the album "Blue Dawn" (released under the name Tangerine Dream) saw the light of day, which contained several of Ralf's unreleased tracks, to which Edgar Froese added some guitar next to contributing some of his own pieces.
But according to the statement on his website, Ralf thinks the outcome on that cd wasn't the thing he had in mind.

The concept album "When Aliens meet a drop of Water" contains a 67-minute musical kaleidoscope of his original versions of these tracks, which carries on in TD’s style of the late ‘80s.

Although he sticks closely to that trademark, the featured music holds some thorough symphonic/rock elements, not in the least by some powerful electric guitar (played by a friend) on the second and third track. This electric guitar shows up in more parts later on.
There’s even a bit of melodic sax, played by another friend, accompanying the fine electronics of the fourth track "Endless Blue".

Personally, I find "Into the Thunder" the best piece on the album with its fantastic vibe, up-tempo sequencing, soloing and smashing guitar solo. It’s a pity the next track "Suffering Shark" isn’t that catchy.

"Neptun’s Cave", clocking at almost 11 minutes, starts out moody, but soon gets up-tempo and unfortunately a bit too freaky to my taste in the mid-section.
"Praying for Rain" is a rocking excursion with thunder drums and grand sounding symphonic synth pads.
Near the end, "Sunset Raga" is another strong track with its embracing warm synth pads, simple but very effective.
"Going Home" concludes powerful with fierce, almost screaming electric guitar soloing.

All in all, this excellently produced album is proof Mr Wadephul knows his (musical) ways with his electronic gear. Let’s wait and see if he can come up with another album of the same calibre.


© Bert Strolenberg

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