Electric Diamond — Electric Diamond
(Electronic Artists EA01, 1995, CD)
by Rob Walker, Published 1996-08-01
Electric Diamond is a trio of keyboards (piano and analog synths), lyricon, and violin. The music is all instrumental, and ranges from analog synth renditions of 13th and 14th Century dances to mellow, classically inspired pieces for violin and piano, to pleasant, flowing soundscapes in the electronic new age vein. While the overall effect is pleasing and serene, there is not much which is musically compelling on this album. The arrangements are plain, and the sound is kept consistently unobtrusive; the smoothness uninterrupted for the one hour duration of this disc. This could fairly easily be classified as new age, with its Switched on Bach style repackaging of medieval dance tunes and light and dreamy classical and electronic sojourns. For what it is, though, it is very well done, and simply through its variety it is more interesting than most anything else I've heard from this genre. A great choice if you're looking for some good background music.
Related artist(s): Electric Diamond
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