Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
One of the foremost drummers of rock and contemporary instrumental music, Michael Shrieve, has produced an innovative and electrifying sound in Transfer Station Blue. This album is a compelling fusion of rhythm and melo... more »
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One of the foremost drummers of rock and contemporary instrumental music, Michael Shrieve, has produced an innovative and electrifying sound in Transfer Station Blue. This album is a compelling fusion of rhythm and melody. The pieces synchronize the electronic smoothness of synthesizers and guitars with the driving beat of Shrieve's drums, producing a masterpiece of vibrancy and excitement.Contributing to the unique sound of the album are Kevin Shrieve on guitar and Klaus Schulze playing the synthesizers. Their exceptional talents blend with the latest technology to create a dynamic, spell-binding album. On Transfer Station Blue, Michael Shrieve produces fully orchestrated music using electronic drum pads and digital sampling. Now, lovers of percussion music can hear a melodic as well as a rhythmic voice.
A marriage of percussion and electronic elements
email@example.com | 08/30/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Michael has lived a most unique music life. Playing with Santana, the Rolling Stone, and Go, he has done alot of different things in music. On "Transfer Station Blue", he adds many of these styles to his music. It is rare one can find a four track record that moves you to so many different areas of the world. The help he got from Klaus Schulze is fantastic and the guitar his brother plays is phenominal. Alas this is the only record quite like it in his catalogue, but one that is worthy of your attention."
RichardatOxford | 01/16/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Track 1 - A crescendo track; but at 13mins,won't get far enough for some.This is fine by me: Tangerine Dream were a bit like that (Shulze).Shrieve adds latin based,spontaneity,to dreamscape synths that are musical,not merely loops.Your player must be good enough to pick up the synths,amongst the [otherwise repetitive] percussion.
Track 2 - Shulzes baby of 5mins.More involved.In classical terms,strings held,with the Hammond organ breaking through....and the odd,synthed,rocket take off.
Track 3 - Is Track 1,again,with tablas; and with the synthesizers geared to the rhythm,not smooth.Moving into a Tom Scott section (TV program intro music; but with a guitar,not a sax).Moving back to earlier in the track: then the second section,again.Very good.12mins.
Track 4 - Is built around the guitar,that can be heard in the sample.Less dreamscape,more melody,with the synths.7mins.The mileage gained is from the play of guitar chords,which,in its total journey,must have a musical term to describe it.A very complete track.
Note the CD is only 37mins long.
I'm fussy.I'm keeping this."
Nothing else like it!
Charles A. Bayne | 05/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got the tape of Transfer Station Blue about 10 years ago and I have listened to it dozens of times, but I still find new sonics in it. It is one of my all time favorite pieces of music. Trouble is, you can't listen to it as background music, you have to just close your eyes and let this marvellous sound roll over you. Does anyone know if he has written anything else like this?"