Par Example

The three dutch musicians:  Paul Dolmans - Percussion, Ton Haring - Synthesizer, Guitar, Bass, Glassworks
Eric Van Baaren - Synthesizer, Guitar, Viola, Vocals, Sitar

Par Example
Par Example - Pharos

Artist: Par Example
P: 1989 / 2003

Produced with analog equipment such as Arp, Moog, Korg and Roland synthesizers and additional nature sounds. No computers used. Remastered in November/December 2003.
This album was first released in the early eighties but has now been re-mastered and re-issued. There are three long tracks mixing classic Electronic Music with progressive and symphonic elements as well as some excellent guitar.
'Flarepath' erupts with a barrage of cosmic twitters and analog sounds. A slow sequence gets underway soon to be joined by a steady rhythm. It's an extremely impressive beginning. A lead line enters in the third minute and it is here that the first slight prog tendencies can be heard. There are some very strong melodies and overall a very big sound. The sequence changes markedly in the sixth minute, more very impressive melodies appear along with a delicate guitar solo.
We then go through a cosmic section for the transition into 'Cometary Impulse'. Electronic twitters and rapid note runs emphasize the feeling of space as we continue on our journey to the deepest regions of the galaxy. In the seventh minute a sequence and rhythm combination start up providing a structure round which lead lines come and go, drums picking up the pace still further. It reminded me a little of SFF. It builds up to quite a prog rock storm but with loads of traditional Electronic Music elements in there as well. The title track takes up over half the album and is split into three sections.
'First' is a rather delicate scene setter with note droplets decaying away over a carpet of soft pads. Drums come in for the last couple of minutes and we start to rock again but this is only a short flurry of activity before we move into the extremely tranquil 'Middle'. Birdsong mixes with a little tinkling sequence and briefly the sound of footsteps. Nearer the end someone can just be heard calling out.
Complex waves of sound flood the soundstage at the beginning of 'Final'. A similar understated sequence to the last section can be heard amongst it all. Curious but carefully crafted stuff. In the sixth minute things calm down a little and the sound of a train can be heard.
We then return to more conventional realms on the back of steady drumbeats, percussion and lovely melodic lead lines. It all goes together to provide a very satisfying finish. 
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.258  11/16
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 258
11/2016
5,00 EUR
 
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