Walter Roos – Buddhas Breeze

Walter Roos - Buddhas Breeze

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Walter Roos – Buddhas Breeze
CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2010

The music of German composer and visual artist Walter Roos has been on my list for quite a while, so I hereby finally found time to investigate one of his recordings.

“Buddhas Breeze”, an attempt on creating meditative music, is a 78-minute ambient recording and Walter’s third album. Free form textures take off on “Offnung”, but as soon as we arrive at “Buddhas Trip”, Mr Roos starts fiddling around with cheap and improvised keyboard sounds along some environmental recordings and vocal samples. I can’t say this amateurish approach changes much in the following tracks, as not that warm and thin sounding pads, solo lines and string textures keep dragging on in a superficial manner.

Only the semi-classical title track shows some slight improvement, but once again I miss the immersive angle and depth too much on this overall abstract (or should I say psychedelic?) experiment in meditative sounds. The poor quality of the home-made cd-r didn’t help either.

In my opinion, there’s still much work to be done to make this outcome attractive and worthwhile to listen to.



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