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Vanderson Featuring Lambert — Sequenced Thoughts
(Spheric Music SMCD 8101, 2018, CD / DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2018-08-12

Sequenced Thoughts Cover art

Polish synthesist Vanderson returns with a new album, Sequenced Thoughts, this time joined by Spheric Music’s Lambert Ringlange. The album consists of four tracks in the 16 - 20 minute range, and the result is a vast improvement over last year’s Spheric Music album Vandisphere. This time around Vanderson spent a considerable amount of time composing each part and the captivating pentatonic sequences. Each part follows the same template with a quiet ambient intro that over the course of several minutes prepares the listener for his driving Berlin school sequencers and bass synth. Sequenced Thoughts is old school electronic music, and Vanderson fully captures the essence of late 70s / early 80s Tangerine Dream, think of Stratosfear, Encore, Force Majeure, or Tangram. There is also quite a resemblance to Neuronium and Michel Huygen and, of course, the grand master of the genre, Klaus Schulze. Even though following the same template, each of the four parts is unique. There are waves of electronic chords, pulsating sequencers, eerie Mellotron, and shifting chords propelling each track. And Part 3 develops into a beautiful and melodic track with a beat. Sequenced Thoughts is Vanderson’s most fully developed and sophisticated sequencer album to date. And it is a joy to immerse yourself in the music.


Filed under: New releases, 2018 releases

Related artist(s): Vanderson (Maciej Wierzchowski), Lambert Ringlage

More info
http://vanderson.bandcamp.com/album/sequenced-thoughts

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