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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)


WELLENFELD
Pandemie
CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Mellowjet Records, 2013
"Pandemie" is a concept album filled with sequenced, pulsative electronic music, despite its quiet opening track. During the intense sonic ride, the Wuppertal-based German duo Braun/Dominizcak pairs grand orchestral/symphonic outings with modern, dancy-oriented exercises, although an apocalyptic/menacing undercurrent is always more or less shimmering through.

Accessible electro-pop tracks like "Prophecy", "Archaic Dance", "Infection" and "Days of Fate" hail back to the hay days of traditional synth music, but at other spots the music easily switches to hectic, energetic, beat-driven takes (e.g. "Introducing Boundaries", "The Anachronism of Mutation"). Toward the end, the alarming message intensifies through the music, taking on a bit more of a groovy shape with rather in-your-face sequencing.

Despite the heavy and dark theme investigated here, the rhythmic/sequencer driven and detailed, spacious sounding "Pandemie" makes a fine cinematic and versatile effort. Well done.

Website: www.wellenfeld,de

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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