Since I started reviewing electronic music a long time ago, I also visited a fair share of music for the slow lane as counterpoint for the continuous rush time surrounding modern life. With “Slow Motion”, German synthesist Robert Schroeder delivers his own contribution of melodic-oriented music fitting in the same concept while sticking to his sonic fingerprint.
The album features 64-minutes of contemporary, vibrant sounding EM of which the rhythms and spatial sequencers are lower in speed. They are accompanied by gracious choir pads, effects and additional synth work which work especially well on the two longer tracks found at the start of the album: “SlowMo” and the lyrical “The Inside of my Soul”.
The addition of a jazzy trumpet sound on the groovy “A Sign of Light” is not really my cup of tea, turning the outcome in lounge/chill-out stuff. Something similar happens on “Space Lifter”. Fortunately, the moody and soft soaring “Synergy Effects” picks things up is a much better fashion. The remaining four tracks are instrumental songs, not evoking anything special or interesting.
The whole album makes a rather mediocre impression to my ears, with two worthy tracks found right at the beginning.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Robert Schroeder artist page
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