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Dream & Desire

Manuel Göttsching: Dream & Desire
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(, Music Industry's Reference Book, USA)

Dream & Desire belongs more with the Virgin Years era. It's not easy to relate it to New Age of Earthor Blackouts, since is has its own unique atmosphere. The compositions on D&D is Manuel in his most sublime and contemplative style, words that could describe it: flowing, moody, gentle, peaceful, comforting. It lacks the agressiveness of Blackouts or Belle Alliance, it's way too gentle, but that's what makes D&D so special: take the best pieceful moments in New Age, and then multiply it by a 100, that's how Dream And Desire feels :-)

One track that could resemble D&D in its effectiveness is perhaps Ultramarine on the The Best of The Private Tapes sampler. The use of electronics and sequencers in D&D is more prominent than Ultramarine, and with sound textures that should satsify fans of the 70's analog music (VC3 synthesizer is used heavily). But at the end, the beef is in the music, and it is lovely.

IMHO, I think Dream & Desire is a signature album by MG, one of his best and perhaps his most personal. Highly recommended.

(Sufian Irhimeh, Belgium)

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