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Level Pi — Entrance
(Garden of Delights GODCD126, 2006, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2011-06-01

Entrance Cover artLevel π is kind of an oddball release for Garden of Delights as they specialize in releasing reissues and archive recordings of little known German bands from the late 60s and 70s. In this case, Level π, aka Uwe Cremer, is a contemporary musician with his musical roots firmly planted in the great heyday of Krautrock and Space Music. Uwe is a one-man band recording his debut album at his home studio in Köln, Germany. Uwe and Garden of Delights cite Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, and early Pink Floyd as influences. I detect more of a Harmonia/Cluster/Ash Ra vibe on most of the tracks, and even Cybotron on "Dream without End." Most of the tracks are slowly evolving drones and electronics accompanied by some fiery guitar solos. This is some great stuff indeed! It isn’t until you encounter "Level π - Part 3.14" that you experience the full force of Uwe’s Tangerine Dream influence. And the final track "Level π - Part 3.1415" is somewhat of a minor let down because of the abrupt mood shift. But it still shines with Uwe’s Dave Gilmour-like stylings ala Dark Side of the Moon or Wish You Were Here. Overall, quite a remarkable debut effort and it certainly fits well within the Garden of Delights catalog. Also be on the lookout for Uwe’s second release Electronic Sheep on Musea’s Dreaming label.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 39, 2006 releases

Related artist(s): Level ∏ (Uwe Cremer)

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