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4 stars At some point between these last couple of years Pierre Zalkazanov a.k.a. ZANOV realized that he in fact is not just a fancy recollector of vintage synths and their respective sounds, but also an important and creative electronic music composer as his short but efficient discography shows. In fact quiet respected and admired in this PA's progressive electronic category by the few who enjoy (or rate) this "unpopular, but widely used in all prog music", sub-genre.

Well ZANOV is back in shape and ready to prove that his past masterworks were not just acts of luck, chance nor accident.

"Open Worlds", 2016, takes many steps ahead its prior sibling "Virtual Future" 2013, as far as music composition goes, and a lot in comparisson to many contemporary P/E's musicians and audiences who still believe that sounding like Tangerine Dream is being true to Berlin School's canons. (that is mere plagiarism folks!)

Well ZANOV is here to guide you through the myriad of still, then, unexplored possibilities and complexities in the fields of this electronic music school's structures.

For starters, as always, if your compositions are great, the rest will follow.

ZANOV's own musical language skills flourish like "old times". That same daring experimental attitude, completely refined by today's technological recording advancements, with the same pitch perfect sense of artistry and everything guided by focused and highly creative inspiration. That ZANOV the one who created "Green Ray" (1976) and "In Course of Time" (1983), is back to set the record straight.

Music wise, one of its remarkable attributes, among others, rely on stopping time, our time, and recreating a contemporary, futuristic retrospective of electronic music which expands back and forth covering 40 years in minutes. All done with mastery and attention to detail but above all with his personal musical idiom. (Which I always applaud.)

But, as I mentioned, not everything stops there, his contemporary electronic music proposals share big time and are highly promising, as to understand that ZANOV is back to write his future and the Progressive Electronic one by the way.

A perfect 8, 9 songs album, must be in your PE collection, you deserve it!

****4.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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