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Breidablik — Nhoohr
(Bandcamp no#, 2019, DL)

by Jon Davis, Published 2019-06-13

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Breidablik is back with another choice set of tasty electronic music. For the most part, Nhoohr is firmly in mid-70s Tangerine Dream mode, starting with icy string synth and the sounds of the ocean, complete with seagulls. “At the Windswept Plains of Nhoohr” is the album’s longest piece, and it works through several sections that blend seamlessly, bringing in pulsating sequences, shimmering background chords, and a variety of different synth tones that fade in and out. The last four minutes or so bring in a sound reminiscent of a pipe organ playing long chords similar to what the synths did in the earlier parts of the track. While it brings nothing radically new to the world of Berlin-school electronic music, it is superbly done, and quite an enjoyable listen. “The Old Forest” brings in some different sounds, starting with twittering birds and an acoustic guitar (think Pink Floyd’s “Grantchester Meadows” from Ummagumma). The sounds of a burbling stream and cawing crows lead into slow-moving synthesizer notes, and a bit later, the guitar returns. The basic elements of slow-cycling chords and pulsing sequences are combined in different ways with different notes throughout the album, with a good balance of change versus steady-state sections. Nhoohr is a very nice entry into this stream of electronic music, and definitely worth investigating for fans of the style.


Filed under: New releases, 2019 releases

Related artist(s): Breidablik

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http://breidablik.bandcamp.com/album/nhoohr

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