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Jürgen Karg


Progressive Electronic

3.63 | 7 ratings

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4 stars Electronics which are quiet far from prog as such!

In the true spirit of electronic music experimentation (which started around 1933-1945, not with TD, as some reviewers suggest), Jurgen Karg wrote "Elektronische Mythenelectronic" in 1977, which as he himself comments, took him 5 years to finally finish it. Many factors can explain the long time it took him to conclude this work , but it is quiet evident that the results are 2, twenty minutes long each (+-), structured, perfectly detailed and arranged, noise-electronic, small symphonies.

The use of "central european" canons in its songwriting is more than obvious, but what makes these works tick, is the transformation of those same canons, into the purely electronic/noise music environment, without bringing any kind of useless baggage or desire to resemble acoustic symphonic instruments but nevertheless paying full attention to its inherent "electronic music " cadence, melody, counterpointing and depth. So he plays along those canons but stepping aside from fads or ripping off someone else´s music and constructs 2 compulsively detailed "free forms" that are also obsessively structured in their music composition.

Modern electronic classical music, which only real "flaw", is having being written for those same type of audiophiles. The fact that is included in a Prog/Music page, does not change that fact a bit. Therefore quiet exclusive for such a vast musical universe, but a gem is still a gem anywhere!

****4.5 " small masterpiece, which unfortunately, is not for every prog audiophile" PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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