Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij – Echoes From Future Memories

Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Echoes From Future Memories

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Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij – Echoes From Future Memories
CD, Groove Unlimited, 2015

After their beautiful excursion into the textural domain on “Signs”, the Dutch duo Emmens/Heij shifts back to the analogue, sequencer-driven soundworlds on “Echoes from Future Memories”.

In four lengthy, structured pieces, they once again venture into far-off lands with great combos of sequencer patterns, bits of e-guitar and layered soundscapes. These again stand out due to their pleasant flow and natural evolving nature. The feeling of disappearing in time can especially be sensed in sparkling 21-minute “Depth of prolonged nature” with its captivating atmospheric entrance and lush first half, followed by more pronounced sequences and textural scapes in the second one. I especially like the melancholic vibe running through the whole piece. A lot of introspective moods and spheres also drift by in the first 9 minutes of the 24-minute title track before things are set in motion and spread their wings further.

All in all, the cosmic “Echoes from Future Memories” makes some worthy and very tasty listening.


You can see what reviews I have done of these artists on the Gert Emmens, Ruud Heij artist pages



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