Genre/Influences: Electro-ambient, experimental.
Background/Info: Peter Moorkens remains in the flow releasing another album for Wool-E Discs’ “Belgian NeuMusik”-series. This is number 18 and already the fourth consecutive work by this Belgian musician.
Content: “Impressies” (translated “Impressions”) is without a shadow of a doubt the most diversified opus from Moorkens. The modular machines bring us back to early pioneer work reminding me of Tangerine Dream. That effect comes especially through at the debut song, which is a live recording from nearly 20 minutes. The 5 tracks left are somewhat different and often spiced with an Eastern sound touch. It injects a part of mystery, which is fitting with the ambient content. I noticed delicate piano sound arrangements and even a passage with a slow, somewhat danceable technoid rhythmic.
+ + + : Onsturicheit is an invitation to travel and that comes perfectly through at the opening –live cut “Denkbeeldig Tentenkamp”. The global progression and production of this track is close to a real masterpiece. But I also enjoyed the other cuts left with this intriguing Eastern sound flavor on top. “Hondsdol: Incubatie” is one of the best tracks I’ve heard from this artist and that’s maybe because of the slow, danceable rhythm. This work also reveals different elements from the previous works.
– – – : Both last cuts from the album can’t convince me in a similar way.
Conclusion: There where the previous work “Splinter” was a little less a repetition of “Angstzweet”, this work is different and again revealing new aspects from Onsturicheit.
Best songs: “Hondsdol: Incubatie”, “Denkbeeldig Tentenkamp”, Hondsdol”.