René van der Wouden – Stargazer
Release data: René van der Wouden – Stargazer CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, REWO Records, 2015 It’s been a while since I reviewed an album by Dutch synthesist René van der Wouden, so I’m glad to investigate one of his recent endeavours. “Stargazer”, released in June 2015, is a smoothened-dynamic and melodic recording featuring nice sequencer/rhythmic underlayment paired with sound effects along classic and modern electronic sounds. The…
René van der Wouden – Fixus Naturalis
Release data: René van der Wouden – Fixus Naturalis CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, REWO Records, 2011 The music found on Mr van der Wouden’s release “Fixus Naturalis” came into being during November/December 2009, a period in which René was very busy completing the album “Numerus Fixus”. The spacious, warm and detailed sounding outcome, presented in five parts, is again inspired by nature and sounds originating from it….
René van der Wouden – Zeppelins! There they Go
Release data: René van der Wouden – Zeppelins! There they Go CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, REWO Records, 2011 On the 78-minute “Zeppelins! There they go”, Dutch musician René van der Wouden offers his listeners five lengthy pieces and one shorter trip. The adventurous and airy compositions are all inspired by the great electronic music albums made from 1974 to 1984 beside the magic realm surrounding the legendary,…
René van der Wouden – Panorama
Release data: René van der Wouden – Panorama CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, REWO Records, 2011 It is my impression Dutch synthesist René van der Wouden has evolved to a skilled painter of sonic landscapes on the 77-minute “Panorama”. The recording, of which the four tracks were composed between September 2008 and November 2010, sets off with the almost 32-minute “Underwater Sideviews”. This lengthy freeform ambient composition sketches…
René van der Wouden – Numerus Fixus
Release data: 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….
René van der Wouden – Pro Sequentia
Release data: René van der Wouden – Pro Sequentia CD-R, Private Release, 2005 The music on “Pro Sequentia”(which is Latin for the sequential hymns sung by monks and musicians at around the year 1100) of Dutch synthesist René van der Wouden shows a few musical steps forward. Above all, it features a warmer, better produced sound, which makes the general melodic music stand out better….