Sylvain: ... Humm... falling in love with the BS. Hearing again those echotic loops, which cross time to
tickle our old memories. What a beautiful scenario! And what would you say if I tell you that
this sonorous text comes again from a German guitarist? As Manual Göttsching, Harald Nies
is an amateur of sound from synth and electronic guitar, from which he acquired certain bases
by no other one that Klaus Hoffmann Hoock, the brilliant Minds Over Matter?s guitarist and a
great sound engineer. Magnetic Deflection is its 3rd opus, a fairyland of throbbing loops and
sequences, whose vibrations carve our passion.
It?s quite a rock title that opens Magnetic Deflection. A short wavering intro, just before a
synth with a very Victorian melody, is inserted in the swirls of a spiral sequence that percussions
hammer at deep skin. A heavy sequence backed by a greedy which coo on a thick synth, with
parallel divisions, that such a tuneful piano following to trace. The unfolding of the sequences
and the synthesized lines is strength on Harald Nies, which can thus have control on his parts.
Here, on Magnetic Deflection he has fun pushing the infernal rhythm in corridors with explosive
sequences. Just like on Aqualin, another track with infernal rhythm, between rock, prog and
EM, on heavy and ceaseless swirl as well as desynchronized lines, arched with light
modulations in tonalities.
The bouncing rhythm of Lightconversation progresses on an undulating synth, which forms beautiful
harmonious segments, being amalgamated on a beautiful thematic melody. A superb guitar marries
melodiously this spiral lifting its tuneful lament on superb loops, like Ashra. Superb! Alpenglühen is
the piÃ¨ce of rÃ©sistance on Magnetic Deflection. Short an austere intro mould our emotions, while
introducing a hatched sequence which whirls with softness on a floating synth. A beautiful swelling
movement with multiple sequences, on rotary percussions. Acute, synth whistles beautiful solos
which fly over an increasingly nervous sequence, which is detached from its original corridor, to
multiply rhythmic opportunities. Hypnotic and bewitching, the synth multiplies the modulations,
under its loose tuneful sleeves until the guitar appears with aphrodisiacs loops that raise all the pileous
system of our body, and even beyond. The notes flocculate under sonorities of electronic harp and
Harfentanz lulls us in the mellotron structures of Richard Pinhas, East/West kind. Uncoupling it, the
chords gambol under sumptuous mellotrons and looping solos, a wonder.
After Aqualin, Harald Nies presents his more experimental side with Nebula Sources, a title which
sails between the ambient and the soft blues. Whereas OSC Trip is a slow procession, which starts
on a weak moderate tempo and beautiful flowing synth, to kiss the night territories of sweetish
atmospheres. Connection between stars and the ocean is amazing of authenticity on Between
Stars and Ocean. We hear many swirls from crystalline wave which turns towards the skies, to flood
I loved this Harald Nies 1st contact, Magnetic Deflection is an opus which tints and amalgamates
with wonder, progressive and electronic sonorities of the 70?s. A beautiful voyage in time, without
losing from ear, the more contemporary sonorities.