Genre/Influences: Psychedelic-Rock, Ambient, Cinematographic.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Frankfurter (Germany) based musician Thorsten Sudler-Mainz strikes back with the fifth album of his sonic alter-ego project Deep Imagination. A few songs were already released as singles. “My Silent Celebration” has been achieved with numerous guest musicians and – singers, featuring a total of eight songs.
Content: This album moves on where previous productions stopped; a deeper exploration of the Psychedelic- and Ambient influences of the band. The guitar playing together with the astral atmospheres creates this particular Psychedelic impression. The album is also characterized by the use of percussions like a frame drum adding an authentic touch to the work. The vocals and chants feature male- and female singers which all together bring a graceful, ethereal element.
+ + + : Deep Imagination remains a very particular experience, the artist touching ground with different influences. It might appeal for lovers of Pink Floyd, but the album is definitely accessible for a wider audience of open-minded music lovers. This production also reflects an impressive maturity where multiple guests contributed to the writing under the watchful eye of conductor Thorsten Sudler-Mainz. There’s a strong authentic feeling emerging at the surface, which is carried and empowered with Electronic arrangements. Deep Imagination clearly is an ambitious project, which didn’t spare any effort to achieve a professional production and promotion.
– – – : Deep Imagination is not what I would call a master key; it remains a specific experiment covering different influences. It’s therefore not easy to label, but will mainly catch the attention of Ambient music lovers.
Conclusion: “My Silent Celebration” sounds like the artistic apotheosis of Deep Imagination so far and I’m really wondering how this project will evolve.
Best songs: “Longing For Peace”, “Entering The Temple”, “Burning Sun”.
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