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Rainbow Serpent - Retropolis

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Published on Jun 27, 2014

German musicians Gerd Wienekamp and Frank Specht are "Rainbow Serpent".
They were / are influenced by Klaus Schulze, Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Software, Steve Roach, Lisa Gerrard, Peter Gabriel and Filmmusic.
they released many, many cds so far
"Retropolis " is a superb track. It is from their cd 'the 8th nerve ( 2005 )".
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Melody!!! There's nothing to say that a synth music album can't be cosmic, rhythmic and tuneful too!
All to often, people can confuse melodic content with something that has a twee tune on top of an insipid rhythm and set to an uninspiring backdrop - THIS superb CD is just the opposite! With 12 tracks over more than seventy-eight minutes of music, you will indeed find acres of space synths, loads of powerful driving rhythms from electro-percussive instruments and sequencers - and lashings of melodies and oceans of stirring string synth passages allied to an occasional NASA-like sample or two.
But what makes '8th Nerve' work way better than any other CD of its kind that I know - and I've never been one for the more overtly melodic end of the synth music spectrum - is its sheer breadth of arrangement, depth of sound, brilliance of composition, attention to detail, and, above all, a warmth that comes only from musicians who absolutely adore what they're playing. There's no reason why any synth fan, from those of Jarre & Kraftwerk to Schulze & Tangerine Dream, should not find this album anything but absolutely riveting and a total joy to hear from start to finish.
The rhythms are beefy and solid, decidedly 'synth' but with just a nod towards chill-out, while the string and textural synth backdrops are pure cosmic bliss, and over all of this are flowing, driving, drifting and multi-layered rivers of melodic delight constantly moving and rising up, the whole being way greater than the sum of the parts.
In essence, it's a class act - I defy anyone with a love for good solid chunky and easily accessible synth music not to get a real kick, and hours of listening enjoyment out of this CD - It's got that certain something - something you can't readily define - The 'X' Factor if you like, that makes it so much more than just your average synth music album - Of its kind, I don't think I've one heard better!

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