“Nebula” is the debut album by the Danish quartet Tidal Force, made up by Emil Bech, Frederik Olsen and two other musicians who go under the aliases HC Aarup and PC-72.
Slightly carrying on in the footsteps of melodic side of the Berliner School, they’ve composed some energetic music that pairs fast sequenced and well-tempered cosmic music with a progressive/rock approach, due to the use of e-guitar. It’s music made in the moment, in which improvisation plays an important part.
Next to a nice spatial and warm sound, the almost 23-minute title track for example contains moody interludes beside some lovely mellotron textures found in the outro of the track. “Gaining Momentum” takes a more raw and in-your-face approach, but it’s the up-tempo sequencing and layering that make this piece worthwhile for me. The final piece “Tidal Force” is a partly rocking extravaganza with some firm e-guitar along twittering effects and retro sequencing.
All in all, “Nebula” makes up instrumental space-electronics with a rough rim to it.
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