Günter Schlienz – Book Of Dreams (CD Album – Zoharum Release)
Genre/Influences: Experimental, ambient, cinematographic.
Background/Info: Günter Schlienz is a name that maybe doesn’t ring a bell although he already released an impressive number of productions. This artist is now active for years and is building his own synthesizers becoming a respected and renowned artist in the modular electronic music. This album is a re-release featuring 2 extra cuts.
Content: “Book Of Dreams” invites the listener into the discovery of good-old analog sounds. It sounds retro-electro like and reminds me now and then to Wim Wenders. There’s a strong cinematographic appeal emerging from the tracks although it also remains an experimental opus polished with astral sonorities.
+ + + : “Book Of Dreams” is an album to dream away on. I like the prosperity hanging over the cuts. The work has been accomplished with some delicate and crystalline bleeps. I also enjoy the analogue sounds and signals of this work. One of the previously unreleased tracks adds a real bonus to this new edition.
– – – : “Book Of Dreams” is an album on, which you can dream away and yet it’s not the most accessible production in the genre. Experimental music remains something apart and not always easy to catch.
Conclusion: “Book Of Dreams” is an invitation to close your eyes and reach higher regions from our imagination.
Best songs: “Kafkaesque Speeches”, “The Girl With The Cloud Coloured Shirt”.