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CYCLES

Wolfgang Bock

 

Progressive Electronic

3.74 | 8 ratings

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admireArt
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3 stars Not all that glitters is gold!

By now I should have learned that every time I see an after 1975 prog/electronic project associated by reviewers with Tangerine Dream or Klaus Shulze (or even worse, the sterilized by now, "Berlin electronic" scene), that is what I should expect, some guy or band IMITATING either "Rubycon" or its evil twin "Ricochet" ( "Stratosfear's" electric guitar sections, are also easy prey for imitators). Which is amazing considering that these works are un-repeatable, even by TD themselves. Or on the other hand, pretentious imitations of TD'S honorific co-founder Klauz Schulze's self-made 70's electronic language.

Wolfgang Bock', 1980, "Cycles" , does not escape this condition. Even though a really promising start, its first song Cycles, which opens up in an instant, a myriad of musical possibilities, this guy plays it safe, and somehow forcible as it seems, he manages to sound like another of the zillion "RUBYCON"/"TIMEWIND" (both 1975) clones.

Dissapointing, taking into account, that there is recorded proof, that he could have sounded like himself, but he chose the easy way out.

Rating goes like "could have been himself, but he refused to do it" ***3 minus PA stars!

admireArt | 3/5 |

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