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SZYMON KALISKI - For Isolated Recollections (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
KARMACOSMIC - Music for Tantra & Meditation (cd)

 
CAROLA KASSNER - Planetary Voyage (CD)

 
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DAREN KECK - Quiet Hillside (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
KELLER & SCHöNWäLDER - Long Distances (cd)

 
DETLEF KELLER - The Breakfast Event (CD/Digital Download)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Lagoon of Eternity (Deep Skies 2) (cd)

 
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KEVIN KENDLE - Light from Orion (Deep Skies 1) (cd)

 
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ANTHONY PAUL KERBY AND TOMAS WEISS - Distant Shadows (CD/Digital Download)

 
JOHN KERR - Embracing the Inevitable (CD/Digital Download)

 
KETTEL - Myam James 2 (cd)

 
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CHAD KETTERING - Into the Infinite (cd)

 
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CHAD KETTERING - Voices of the Ancients (cd)

 
AL GROMER KHAN - Music from an Eastern Rosegarden (cd)

 
KINESIS - Beyond the Galaxy (cd)

 
FRANCOIS KIRALY AND CHARLES CREVIER - Calypso (cd)

 
RAN KIRLIAN & JAJA - Cosmos Vol. 1 (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN & LANDRU - Waterfront (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Elements in Motion (cd-r)

 
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RAN KIRLIAN - Melting Point (cd-r)

 
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BERND KISTENMACHER - Antimatter (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Beyond the Deep (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Celestial Movements (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Un viaggio attraverso l’Italia (cd)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Utopia (cd)

 
KITARO - Daichi / (From the) Full Moon Story (Lp/CD)

 
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KITARO - Oasis (cd)

 
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GREG KLAMT - Fluxus Quo (cd)

 
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KLANGWELT - The Age of Numbers (cd)

 
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WLADYSLAW KOMENDAREK & PRZEMYSLAW RUDź - Unexplored Secrets of REM Sleep (cd)

 
MARIO KONRAD - Submerging (cd)

 
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KRUSSELDORF - Fractal World (Digital Download)

 
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KONRAD KUCZ - Railroad Paths (cd)

 
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KURTZ MINDFIELDS - Journey Through the Analog Adventure (45 Years of (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
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BERND KISTENMACHER
Celestial Movements
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Mellowjet Records, 2009
It seemed Bernd Kistenmacher had retired from electronic music after 2001, having previously comprised most of his privately released music in the box-set "My Little Universe".

In 2008 however, rumours said he was working on a possible new album. It eventually ended up in a live concert in October in Paris (which should be out on dvd soon), followed by the release of "Celestial Movements".

The music fuses rich elements from symphonic music with those of the Berliner School, even containing those expansive trumpet synth pads which Bernd used on his later albums. Things start out highly atmospheric and mysterious on "The Beginning". Next are some experimental edges found at the beginning and end of the second piece "In Face of Saturn", but in between the music is smoothly set in motion with distinct sequencing and expansive pads.

A personal favourite is the 17-minute "Colliding Stars". It nicely moves on in almost free form style, with only a deep bass sequence on the background in the first ten minutes, after which vintage choirs and a repetitive sequence set lead things into a grand design with a few outbursts.
"Eternal Lights" is an emotional track with heavenly choir pads, strings and piano reaching for higher spheres as the pronounced solo voice sets in.

The 19-minute "Living between Asteroids", sets out with grand organ sounds, but soon shifts into a dance-like track with a string of repetitive sequences and melodic pads plus accompanying beats over which Bernd’s improvises on piano. It sounds like an encore of a concert, but also a bit too much. It starts dragging on as all content is already presented in the first 6 minutes or so. After a short, more pleasant and quiet interlude, the string of music heads towards the end with beats, heavy bass sequences and hovering synth pads known from his latest studio albums,
The finale,"A Celestial Move", comfortably slows things down as it comes as a 3-minute piano exercise topped nicely by beautiful light synth notes.

All in all, the outcome is a contemporary work of electronic music in which Kistenmacher’s signature from the past at times shines through evidently.

Website: www.berndkistenmacher.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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