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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)

 
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)

 
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 - Interplay (Ep)

 
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)

 
WOLFSKIN FEAT. LAST INDUSTRIAL ESTATE - Stonegates of Silence (cd)

 
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 WĝLLO & BERNHARD WöSTHEINRICH - Weltenuhr (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Airborne (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Blue Radiance (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Celestia (Digital Download EP)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Echotides (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Emotional Landscapes (cd)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Gateway (cd)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Guitar Nova (cd)

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

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Silent Currents 3 (Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Timelines (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Tundra (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Wind Journey (cd)


RENé VAN DER WOUDEN
Numerus Fixus
CD, ReWo Records, 2009
"Numerus Fixus" by Gouda-based electronic musician Rene van der Wouden, is a concept album dedicated to the various interlinked ecosystems on our blue planet. The fact that we use and rely on them almost regardless every day, makes them also gradually becoming more and more limited and vulnerable in the near future. A tough theme in these times of global warming and other major environmental issues.

Sonically, what we got here is a fine and fresh sounding album with Berliner School flavours which incorporates some minimalist sequencer patterns, rhythms, a varied assortment of vintage and contemporary synthesizer sounds plus occasionally some massive retro effects.

All these elements, fused together in eight mature "Fixus" parts, are in almost constant interaction with each other as the music gradually evolves without interruption in a kind of ebb and flow manner.

At times, even some space music territory is touched, but for the most part, the melodic, harmonious and rhythmic spiced music stands in its own right, although I personally feel the bouncy, groovy part four a bit bland and directionless.

Nevertheless, all other tracks sound tasty and well rendered and very pleasing to the ear, which is emphasized due to the excellent mastering of Ron Boots.
Chapeau, Mr van der Wouden!

Website: www.renevanderwouden.net

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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