The first impressions of the cd artwork and the sonic content of “Intruders” are rather dark but not uninviting. The 70-minute instrumental journey features narrative compositions that address gothic flavoured spheres occasionally along three more symphonic/melodic- pieces made in collaboration with Christina Fester.
Despite the various darker lands and corners visited, the feeling of hope always surfaces shortly after them. Ralph Knappe-Heinbockel also included the static-rhythmic “Liquid Mirror part 4” to the outcome. It fits in the framework of the original album but doesn’t assimilate efficiently with the carefully constructed mood and deeper feel of “Intruders”.
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