“Nature’s Odyssey” is the debut-album of the German duo Volker Kaufmann and Ron Grahnert. Some rumours shortly after the release spoke of instrumental Mike Oldfield-like music.
Both musicians are fond of using thick layers of melodic sound, bass-undercurrents and varied interplay of rhythms and percussion, which makes up for quite a progressive piece of work. Personally, I feel the soloing e-guitar is sometimes a bit too prominent, also as it shows up in almost every track.
Nonetheless, this accessible concept-album will certainly appeal to a lot of EM-fans, especially those who like to listen to F.D. Project or other instrumental Pink Floydish-stuff.
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