Richard Burmer – Invention

Richard Burmer - Invention

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Richard Burmer – Invention
CD, American Grammophone, 1992

In a way, the music on “Invention” continues in the style Richard Burner displayed on his previous three albums.
He still uses lots of warm and intimate synth textures, although the symphonic elements aren’t present this time.

Again, Burmer’s liner notes in the booklet actually give the listener insight into the performer’s thinking and emotions as he composed and sculptured the tracks.

Still present are the joyful and sometimes even achingly beautiful flute themes combined with his well-known wide palette of musical textures, occasional pecussion and a touch of world music.

“Curio Dance” for example follows the path taken on “Waking the Icons” (but without its extend and symphonic outburst), while “Promise of Return” and “This Picture Will Never Fade” very nicely capture the feeling of longing, dear memory and melancholy.

Those who love the unique and distinct sound of his previous releases can purchase release without hesitation (although one can’t miss the first steps toward more contemporary instrumental and new age music that would dominate his later albums).


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