Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: New Age, Pop
Greg Klamt is an artist as well as a synthesist. His artwork, full of organic textures and geometric symmetry in space-surrealist juxtapositions, adorns most of the albums on the Spotted Peccary label. He brings that image... more »
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Greg Klamt is an artist as well as a synthesist. His artwork, full of organic textures and geometric symmetry in space-surrealist juxtapositions, adorns most of the albums on the Spotted Peccary label. He brings that imagery into his music on his debut album, which shows the clear influence of Tangerine Dream. Rollicking sequencer patterns underscore compositions such as "Flotatio" and "Driven." Leaning toward mid-'80s, Exit-era Tangerine Dream, Klamt tends toward more melodic and orchestral compositions with sweeping synthesizer themes and symphonic expanses. Occasionally naive and susceptible, like many artists on the Spotted Peccary label, Klamt succumbs to orchestral synthesizer clichés and bombast. Nevertheless, Fulcrum is a noteworthy debut from Greg Klamt. --John Diliberto
Helped put Spotted Peccary (the label) on the map!
Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire | Minneapolis, MN United States | 10/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was Greg Klamt's first CD and one of the first albums from the Spotted Peccary label. It did the label proud! Propulsive rhythms, high energy electronic keyboards, and a "big" dramatic sound and feel to the album make it quite unlike a lot of other ambient music, EM (electronic music) or new age music recordings. FULCRUM combines the "oomph" of Berlin-school (Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream) with a fresh "North American" twist on the genre, fueled by a cinematic aspect and sweeping use of synth strings and an expansive sound field. The last three cuts, in particular, form a wonderful triumvirate. While some of the tracks on the CD (such as the last one) have a moody atmospheric sound and more relaxed feel to them, overall, this music is custom made for cranking up the volume and playing it while cruising on down the highway. All in all, FULCRUM is as close to an essenitial recording as exists in this genre."
Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire | 06/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fulcrum is one of the first "new age" CD's I bought, and still listen to it after years of enjoyment. The use of moving classical melodies mixed with exotic percussion almost brings me to tears with emotion. In addition to that, the composer incorperates trippy sound effects that enhance any psychedelic experience!"