In the days of the former Dutch Em-fanzine KLEM I reviewed a couple of cds by this UK-based musician, who’s music was often categorized as New Age. ”
Light of Orion” is the first in the Deep Skies Series, focussing on space music. Next to Kendle’s electronic instrumentation, the music also features some glissando guitar.
While listening to this album, it’s quite obvious Kevin heads for a lighter approach to space music, so don’t expect extended deep cosmic lingerings like Jonn Serrie, Telomere and alike.
Opener “Horsehead Nebula” is sounding great, and that applies to several other tracks, but personally the sound of the glissando guitar -although rather nice and smooth- sounds a bit overdone and doesn’t fit that well in this type of music.
“Bellantrix” is the only track that hails back to Kendle’s former New Age style. Nevertheless, the biggest part of the excellent produced album is nicely done.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Kevin Kendle artist page
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