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Cloudland Ballroom


Progressive Electronic

3.00 | 1 ratings

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3 stars James R. Moore aka CLOUDLAND BALLROOM's "Infinite Mind", 2011, is a two compositions, 17 +- minutes each, release which explores the possibilities of the Berlin School's "cosmic" electronic nature, built up on analog symphonic like grounds and played alongside and simultaneously throughout both tracks.

I know these close encounters towards symphonic music expression has been tried endlessly in almost all Prog's subgenres, according to the Prog-musician/s' roots and of course this electronic prog district is no exception.

Well! Track one, "Infinite Mind (Part 1)", compulsively undermines its uniqueness in favor of foreign electronic languages. More than once its original findings will be overshadowed by its own influences or this genre's ones. Meaning it is almost impossible to detach it from the very best stage of the pillars of this prog branch- Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream. Somehow it makes me feel the urge to listen, again, one of those artists best 70's releases.

Track 2 , "Infinite Mind (Part 2)", tips the balance towards the symphonic structured side of music composition and because of the same, turns far more daring and attractive. Its previous track's influences, in opposition, sound just exactly like that, influences and not compositional structures, therefore it opens up and displays James R. Moore's own musical idiom and proposal.

***3 good, could be better, PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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