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K2PROJECT - K2Project (CD/Digital Download)

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

 
KARMACOSMIC - Music for Tantra & Meditation (cd)

 
CAROLA KASSNER - Planetary Voyage (CD)

 
KEBU - Perplexagon (CD/LP)

 
KEBU - To Jupiter and Back (cd)

 
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)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Light from Andromeda (Deep Skies 4) (CD/Digital Download)

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

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Light of the Pleiades (Deep Skies 3) (cd)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Winter (cd)

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

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

 
KETTEL - Myam James 2 (cd)

 
KETTEL - Myam James Part I (cd)

 
CHAD KETTERING - Into the Infinite (cd)

 
CHAD KETTERING - Pathways (CD/Digital Download)

 
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)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Formations (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Isolated Landscapes (Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Melting Point (cd-r)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Sleeper (cd-r)

 
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)

 
KITARO - Impressions of the West Lake (cd)

 
KITARO - Oasis (cd)

 
KITARO - Ten Kai/Astral Trip/Astral Voyage (Lp/cd)

 
GREG KLAMT - Fluxus Quo (cd)

 
GREG KLAMT - Fulcrum (cd)

 
KLANGWELT - The Age of Numbers (cd)

 
KLANGWELT - Weltweit (cd)

 
FRANK KLARE - Digitalic (cd)

 
KLOOB - Solid Foundations (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
CHRISTIAN HøY KNUDSEN - Hav (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Arctisonia (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Etherea (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Konnektions (CD)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Luminosity (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Momentium (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Quadranteon (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Radiate (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Sequentaria (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Terrelektra (CD)

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

 
MARIO KONRAD - Submerging (cd)

 
KRAFTWERK - The Man Machine (cd)

 
KRAFTWERK - Trans Europe Express (cd)

 
KRUSSELDORF - Fractal World (Digital Download)

 
KUBUSSCHNITT - Entropy’s Evolution (cd)

 
KONRAD KUCZ - Railroad Paths (cd)

 
KONRAD KUCZ - Vita Contemplativa -Litania- (cd)

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

 
KURTZ MINDFIELDS - The Dreaming Void (Lp/Digital Download)

 
KWOOK - Skywave (cd)

 
KWOOK - Unidentified Feathered Object (cd-r)


BERND KISTENMACHER
Utopia
CD, Groove Unlimited, 2013
For the project "Utopia", Mr Kistenmacher invited four different artists (most notably Thorsten Quaeschning on guitar) to establish the outcome.

The recording is a different cup of tea compared to his previous work, already ending up in a inconsistent jam session of keys, guitar and violin on the 24-minute opener "We Need a New Utopia". Especially the use and implementation of violin on this track made me at times think of the music by BKS. An unsettling, slightly eerie sphere is created on the freeform "Fearless", the only solo piece of Bernd.

Dynamic drums and freaky synth solos dominate the progrock exercise "Born from Chaos", which to my ears sounds uninspired, scattered and far too rough at the edges. Is it just me or has Bernd lost it all? Screaming violins open the more song-based "Land of Hope", which again features progrock and organ sections, while Thorsten adds some loud e-guitar towards the end.

On the concluding title track, Vana Verouti’s nasal vocals wouldn’t be my choice either, while this track’s overall sound design comes forward as peculiar and compressed. The few nice symphonic hints heard here though can’t push the outcome in a positive direction.

I’m afraid this release is one of the weakest in Bernd’s catalogue

Website: www.berndkistenmacher.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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