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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)


KURTZ MINDFIELDS
Journey Through the Analog Adventure (45 Years of
CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Nuage 7 Production, 2015
Kurtz Mindfields is a vintage synth project by Lyon-based synthesist Jean-Luc Briançon who started out as a jazz player initially. Nowadays he works for three records companies (Cristal Records, Warner, Feverdog Music) and owns a very large and versatile range of analogue hardware synths. All instruments are played with much enthusiasm, determination and tweaked meticulously.

The double album "Journey through the Analog Adventure" (divided in four virtual sides) compiles tracks composed between 2011 and 2015 at various studios for which various guests and friends were invited to contribute.
Well, the recording features an inventive, spacious and fat sounding collection of 27 tracks, on the first disc (2015-1985) ranging from spaced-out/psychedelic stuff ("Enter to Rama", "Caladran Return",) to classic Berlin School tracks ("Waltz of the Sandworms", "Heaven’s Gate", "Green Ring around a Star") along some classic, but twisted Jarre.

"Mellorganic Earth pt 2" offers a nice Pink Floyd-"Wish you were here"-sound. The second disc (1984-1970) feels even stronger and more cohesive but also a tad mellower, kicking off with the solid sequenced "Love on a real spaceship". Hints of classic Jarre surface on "Time Dilation" and "Megasfear" while the sound of Berlin School with a twist is all over the place elsewhere, most notably on the three-part "The Dark Canticles of Hyperion" and "Death of the Centaur". "Tethys River" deserves special mention for its quiet, sensitive and mellow, slightly "Mirage"-like sound. Contrary to that, psychedelic flavors are featured heavily on the 12-minute closer "The Void that binds".

The sound of this recording simply sums up just about every EM style. "Journey through the Analog Adventure" offers enough sonic food for thought to keep an eye on this musician, most certainly if you’re fond of the sound of analogues connected with the techniques of today.

Website: www.facebook.com/KurtzMindfields

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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