Robert Schroeder – Taste It

Robert Schroeder - Taste It

Release data:

Robert Schroeder – Taste It
CD, Spheric Music, 2009

Since a couple of years, composer Robert Schroeder has found a new publishing home at Lambert Ringlage’s Spheric music, which releases both his solo releases as well as the albums he makes under the moniker Food for Fantasy.

“Taste it” kicks off with the 9-minute title track in a nice groovy and melodic manner, featuring an open sound, warm synth-pads and some tasty soloing. The 24-bit album continues with the up-tempo “Sweets of Paradise” with some vocoder, overall fitting nicely in the sound of his Food for Fantasy-sound, but without e-guitar.

Things slow down on the loungy, 7-minute “A Sensitive Touch”, and start moving again on the rather directionless sounding “Capricorn”.
It seems the quality em is further put on hold in the middle section of the cd, as the same goes for the uninspired “The Third Kind”, the loungy, jazzy flavoured “Time Cruiser”, and the mediocre “Fata Morgana”, which all sound like flat-out fillers to me.

Fortunately, the smooth and groovy “Dreamchecker” recaptures a bit of the music of the first pieces, before the nicely sequenced “Reminded of Paradise” (indeed carrying nice atmospheres of Robert’s album “Paradise”) closes the album.

All in all, to me the outcome of “Taste it” is rather unbalanced, which didn’t change after I gave the album a few more spins.


You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Robert Schroeder artist page


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