I’m not a follower of the big names anymore since 1,5 decade or so, but now and then try to scratch the surface on a few releases here and there to keep an eye on what’s happening.
The 33-minute cupdisc “Josephine the Mouse Singer” is a limited edition release on the occasion of TD’s Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014/2015, featuring music based upon Franz Kafka’s last short story, all composed by Edgar. The five tracks offer tasty contemporary electronics, the first three making the strongest and convincing impression on me. This especially applies to the smooth melodic and highly emotive “The Bleeding Angel”, which reminds of the “Jeanne D’Arc”-album.
The title piece sounds too classical to my ears, with a female voice pad trying to evoke or add emotional impact (without effort on me though). Symphonic Bach realms strike on the 7-minute classical arrangement “Arcangelo Corelli’s La Folia”, with all string sections pulled into a rhythmic baroque framework.
All in all, Edgar’s modern electronics are above average, but I can’t help missing the wow-factor and a certain sense of awe I experienced (in what seems) so long ago.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Tangerine Dream artist page
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