Uwe Reckzeh – Unnatural Light

Uwe Reckzeh - Unnatural Light

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Uwe Reckzeh – Unnatural Light
CD, Mellowjet Records, 2009

The accessible music of Uwe Reckzeh’s “Unnatural Light” (of which all tracks were composed and arranged between 2007 and 2009) is still firmly rooted in the style of the Berliner School, but this time Uwe’s output has been further valvanized and smoothened, ending up in a nice groovy, and overall moody recording.

“Good Vibrations” is a great melodic track in TD/Klangwelt style, which also goes for the transparent, happy soundings heard on the next piece “Wavelength”. “Metamaterial” features some nice vocoder voice and sweeping, uplifting synth textures and solos hovering over catchy sequencers.

Bright, twinkling sequencing and warm synth pads lead the way on the first half of “Linear Polarized”, leaning on TD’s sound of the early ‘80’s, after which a guitar sound kicks in.

The nicely sequenced “Refractive Index” -the longest track on the cd- is another winner with its embracing, warm textures, coming close to the music which Rob Essers released years ago on “Rain Colours”, which was also strongly inspired by TD’s ‘80’s sound.

The swinging and highly melodic “Annihilation” shifts to a higher gear, nicely melting elements of Yazoo, TD and Jarre together.
The closing track “Radiation” is an engaging piece with lush soloing and bits of vocoder-talk, its overall sound again strongly echoing TD.

All in all, the well-executed “Unnatural Light” is a very pleasant and satisfying listen, sure for those who love the Berliner School sound and the aforementioned musical period of TD.

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