Walter Christian Rothe – Zebra

Walter Christian Rothe - Zebra

Release data:

Walter Christian Rothe – Zebra
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 1989/2010

Due to the kind help of a friend Down Under, Walter Rothe’s album “Zebra” recently saw the light of day as a digital, but download-only release.
That same person also did a lot of troubles incorporating the informative content of the original eight page cd-booklet into this new release as a folding origami set up. In addition, he replaced the original cover by a much nicer and moodier one.

Through the music of “Zebra”, Walter tried to reach the various aspects of life, showing its depths, contrasts and impact.

The sonic content on the tracks is occasionally rather complex, and varies from orchestral and quiet compositions to contemporary instrumental ’90’s EM next to a few vocal excursions.

In my opinion, the latter sound a bit poppy, but at the same time they are out of place and out of context here, while the instrumental pieces follow up nicely on the theme. The seventh piece “Lucifer’s song” is an over the top vocal track which in places fits next to Mike Oldfield’s single “Shadow on the wall”.

A sense of drama and the intimate side of feelings both surface on this recording, but in my opinion the instrumental part (with highlights such as “To the Children” or “Life in Motion”) is the most interesting.
The album is available through MusicZeit as mp3 and flac download.

You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the  Walter Christian Rothe artist page


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