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moonbooter - Orbit Number 2
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€12.99
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06.01.2012
global reviews
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Sylvain Lupari from gutsofdarkness.com October 2007: Sound effects of a boiling cosmos open the first notes of Out of Silence. Bernd Scholl goes right on the target by offering an opening track structure on accented rhythms, overlapping a progressive and aggressive techno, on extremely beautiful and harmonious pads. Percussions and sequencers animate an ambiance to lively pulsations on an upper hand tempo, inserted by hanging harmonious sequences. Hymne de la Lune is more hammering with a good bass line and metallic percussions on a nice floating synth. An interesting musical paradox which hooks hearing as well as the feet, on techno phases interlarded of lunar floating moments, showing the taste for hazard of Moonbooter. As on the opening track, the sequences are sublimes and circle with a hatched hesitation, wandering a hanging aria to the synth harmonies with sparkling melodies.
Genesis Device brings us in the nebulous universe of a cosmic world to vocal samplings. The movement is slow and waltzing, like a slow space waltz. Gradually, mellotron synths become more harmonious, contrasting with the approach of syncopated bass which brings a first rhythmic phase. A beautiful hesitant moment, where the harmony cogitates between two parallel worlds before the rhythm burst out a bit more. Another good track which transcends EM towards more techno territories. Illusion presents an intro with very restrain musical dashes. A charming puffed up melody hesitates to leave its shell, for finally releasing itself around the 4th minute. The impulsion hugs a jerked sound wave which turns in a delirious percussions set, lulled of a beautiful fluty synth. A collection of great tracks which goes on with the softly Orbit Number 2. Suave and fluid, it preserves his hatched nature in a universe veil by a misty piano, melancholic synth pads and tempos in constant progression until the nirvana of rhythms. Syncretic, Has time goes by is particular with its tempo sounding like a grandfather clock. A creative track with harmonies and a constant rhythmic
progression, always napped of enveloping mellotrons synths. Antagonism begins on a fluid intro with the rolling percussions. The tempo is difficult seize, but wrap of a striking fluty aura. A beat between two worlds on a sensitive and bewitching music, like we find all around Orbit Number 2. Haka is an infernal remix title of Erik Seifert on the tribal Maori rhythms Orbit Number 2 is not finish, Bernd Scholl invites you to use your PC for listening 3 extra tracks, in MP3format encodes at 192kbps, for a 23 minutes total time; Core, the Space Mix, a longer version of Free for Dawn and a Memory Dub remix of Orgasmik.
Tracks with cosmic movements, drowned of unbridled rhythms, jerked and syncopated where techno and stroboscopes are obsess by synths with uncrossed and marrow movements, a bit as Moonbooter style.
In spite of appearances, Moonbooter does more than music with reckless & wild rhythms, ideal for dance floors. It is a reflected music, between beats and atmospheres, creating a strange bewitching paradox because of the massive uses of coating and fluty synths, thus increasing the quest of senses. Orbit Number 2 is a very good album, built on beautiful synth pads with the accessible melodies on androgynies rhythms.]



06.01.2012
global reviews
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Stephan Schelle, Juli 2006 musikzirkus-magazin.de]: ...Auch auf Moonbooters dritter Scheibe ist noch keine Spur von Abnutzung zu erkennen. Bernd schafft es auch hier traditionelle mit modernen elektronischen Elementen zu verbinden und hat damit erneut ein mitreißendes und hörenswertes Album produziert. Im Oktober 2006 wird eine DVD erscheinen, bei denen Bilder der NASA aus allen Zeitepochen die Musik von Moonbooter visualisieren.



06.01.2012
global reviews
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Schallwende FM, Juli 2006: ...Wie in seinen ersten beiden Alben bringt moonbooter mit orbit number 2 ein weiteres sehr vielseitiges und professionell klingendes Album heraus. Neben etwas Trance gibts HipHop, Pop, SynthyPop und Tekno-Elemente, immer eingebettet in den Sound der klassischen elektronischen Musik. Man weiß auf jeden Fall gleich, bei welchem Titel man sich gerade befindet, ohne auf den Player blicken zu müssen. Dass finde ich gut. Die Mischung aus EM und anderen dance-orientierten Stilen hat mir sehr gefallen. Ebenso auch mal ein echter Remix auf einem EM-Album. Ich persönlich finde, dass Bernd seinen eigenen Stil mit orbit number 2 gefestigt hat. Die Assoziationen mit dem Leitthema Weltraum sind eindeutig da. Ich konnte vorab schon mal einen Blick auf die noch folgende DVD mit 5.1 Surround Sound werfen und war wenig überrascht, wie gut die Musik zu den alten NASA-Aufnahmen passt. Alle Stücke können auf Bernd´s Website unter www.moonbooter.de vorgehört werden.
Die CD erscheint im August 2006, die DVD mit 5.1 Surround Sound wohl erst im Oktober und hat (m)eine Empfehlung absolut verdient.



06.01.2012
global reviews
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Uwe Saße: Moonbooters dritte CD steht ganz im Zeichen Schwung- und Druckvoller Space-Musik. Hier spürt man Bernd´s Spielfreude , da bleibt kein Fuß ruhig ;-)) Es ist für mich auch ein beruhigendes Gefühl , dass die EM-Szene durch Moonbooter erheblich aufgewertet wird , denn Bernd hat ein neues Projekt auf die Beine gestellt : Ambient - Experience ! Und die Besetzung lässt nur gutes hoffen und erwarten , denn mit Wellenfeld und Erik Seifert sind ebenfalls klasse Musiker dabei . Wir freuen uns auf Euch :-)))



06.01.2012
global reviews
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(Dave Law) www.synthmusicdirect.com: Cool futuristic sounds give way to an excellent energetic sequence as 'Out of Silence' gets the album off to a superb start. Another sequence, lower in the mix, adds extra excitement whilst a percussive melody really hits the spot. The initial sequence seems to gain even greater oomph and an infectious melody moulds it all together perfectly. We then get a gentle section containing ethereal vocal colouring before the sequences start to take centre stage again. What a stonking track this is! The way 'Hymne de la lune' started I thought we were going to go into a cover version of the Dr Who theme tune but no, a heavy bass beat comes in and we are soon propelled into dance music territory. The mood soon changes again a couple of minutes later as all rhythm momentarily departs and we descend to a collage of interesting sounds. As expected though, this is just a breather, the excitement building once more until we are again chugging along quite nicely, a delicate melody providing stark and very effective contrast to the much heavier backing.
'Genesis Device' uses some wonderful breathy deep space sounds that could have graced any Sci Fi movie. There are then some samples counting up to ten that somehow just go to intensify the sort of out of body feeling already created. Sampled text explains what the title of the track is about. Things become more syncopated, the rhythms seeming to exist in a different dimension to the rest of the track, as if the backing is external and the beats represent a machine separate from its environment. Again it's all extremely effective. As we pass the eight-minute mark things really do start to kick and now I just had to let myself go with the flow. There is always something happening as each element shifts and changes keeping real interest throughout every minute of the track's fourteen-minute duration. 'Illusion' uses an appropriately swirling sequence and mysterious little melody. A stabbing (almost Morse Code) like bass line adds tension. A rhythm is deployed and the track builds in rather Otarion fashion. String pads give some contrasting softness. The rhythm is just superb, not forceful but infectious enough to get the body moving and swaying slowly to the beats. As it progresses a sort of moodiness and attitude is developed which takes the track to even greater heights. Just superb. The title track is all rather tranquil to start off with. Cello sounds create a lovely atmosphere, gentle piano adding detail over the top. A skipping sequence joins in and is just as delightful. There is a definite feel of 'Chariots of Fire' to it all, especially in the melody department. Yet another fantastic track.
'As Time Goes By' is initially all rather crackly, maybe hinting at audio of the past. This fades away, a clock ticks and a driving rhythm and piano lead line become the main features. Mellotron is also added to the brew. This is a beautiful piece full of joy and even a little humour. Swirling atmospherics give way to a squelchy sequence as 'Antagonism' kicks into life. A high hat line gives a little extra drive put this is softened by some lovely flutey synth. It's all rather relaxed but even so quite a groove is developed. We finish the 'standard' CD tracks with a remix of the Erik Seifert track 'Haka', a celebration of the Maori war dance. And what a fantastic mix of ancient and modern it is too taking tribal type beats and giving them a contemporary kick full of venom and energy. Awesome bass line too. Again, fantastic but still, to these ears, with a hint of a smile. If you are just playing this album on a standard CD player that is where the entertainment finishes (though you will already have had a decent running time of over 70 minutes for your money). If you have a computer though there are three more very good quality mp3 tracks that can be accessed containing an extra 23 minutes of music.
Some NASA sampled chat leads to rather ominous spooky drones on the first of the extra tracks 'Core'. A rumbling bass line imparts tension then in come the dance beats, softened somewhat by a percussive lead line. It is a piece with quite a few different sections to it, each portraying a mood of its own but still working well as a complete piece of music, containing excellent melodies throughout but also exciting foot tapping rhythms. I expected something quite corny for 'Orgasmik' (you know, lots of sampled moaning- that sort of thing) but instead got a superb rhythmic number initially full of mean attitude which just explodes in the fourth minute in a high energy blast of beats, falling over themselves in an effort to get your body moving. Not too original maybe but exciting nevertheless. 'Free From Dawn' has sampled speech from Star Trek or something similar before getting once more into an entertaining high-energy blast. All three extra tracks are well worth having and even though they don't better anything on the CD proper, as an extra bonu