Already with the first track “A Tribute to Tangerine Dream”, Polish synthesist Maciej Wierzchowski (aka Vanderson) once more shows who has been and will remain the core inspiration for his music since several years: in exactly six minutes he comes up with some catching sequencing along vintage pads and solo voices many know so well from TD’s “Encore” period. And what a beautiful kick-off of this album this piece is, all together meant as a tribute to the Berliner School classics.
This quality-level is aptly maintained on the nicely crafted 12-minute “Planet of Vision”, while a more driving sequencer pattern along a poignant solo-voice and mellotron flute settle down on the third piece “Sunrain”. “Synthasy” hints for TD’s classic ‘80’s sound, creating a comfortable, positive vibe all the way.
The final track starts out in a Schulze end-of-the’ 70’s manner, but as soon as a bass sequencer starts and a soaring solo fades in, the 15-minute “Psychedelic Brunch” is smoothly set in motion. In the second half, the sound becomes more contemporary, with the cosmic elements nicely settling down and fading away in a spacious way in the last few minutes.
Any Berliner School fan simply can’t go wrong with the most satisfying “Synthetic Breath”.
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