Many have tried to evoke the warm analog sounds and mesmerising psychedelic compositions of the godfathers of electronic music: Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis ...
But, I remember few who are so spot on as Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom. To capture the sound and warm dynamics of their ancestors this duo was obliged to use real analog modular synths. This choice is immediately reflected in the warm soundscapes and pulsating hypnotising arpeggio rhytms.
Without the use of one kickdrum or one drum loop, this duo manages to produce sequential, truly hypnotising and surreal music which does not get boring or enerving, thanks to the subtle chances in the arpeggio rhytms and careful mixing.
The four compositions remind the melancholic atmosphere of vintage John Carpenter tracks mixed with the very best of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, long before the digital revolution.
And yes, for once you get the feeling that the original artists who pioneered in this style of music were not 'better' (as usually is the case listening to cheap copycats).
Although certainly children of the mid 70's vague of electronic music, Delia Gonzales and Gavin Russom are more than capable of bringing a worthy rebirth of the vintage electronic music.
Remarkable, capturing and simply irresistable for any music collection which adores the sound of TD, Klaus Schulze or John Carpenter.