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Harald Nies – Earth Creator “Music for Daydreaming”

With ‘Earthcreator’, Harald has developed and matured even more. He certainly shows he is able to do everything ranging from ambient, and chill-out music, to a more progressive-rock oriented band-like feel with a dash of ‘Pink Floyd guitars’. I have all of Harald’s albums in my collection, and this one is, just like the press info says, one of his best, right beside ‘Cryptic Labyrinth’ and ‘Magnetic Deflection’. Though, It has a deeper progressive feel to it and more guitars added than any of his other releases, with perhaps the exception for ‘Cryptic Labyrinth’.

I personally like the first track ‘Seven Features In One Dream’ the most. Mainly because of the “massive” use of guitars in it, but also because it develops in a very dreamy way with melody and structure that does it’s job very well throughout. Another great piece is ‘Dividing Waters’. A track with long dreamy/atmospheric sequences that builds this nicely done track in a lush way, and also a track that shows Harald’s more melodic side. This track wouldn’t be too far out of place somewhere on a mid 80’s Planetarium CD. A rather cinematic journey with a beautiful deep-space feel. A grand experience to my ears!
Then we have ‘Interaction of Elements’. It’s yet another spacey and atmospheric journey with a beautiful deep space factor to it. This shows especially in the beginning of the track as the sequencing takes place in the background accompanied with the sounds of flutes, and soon another sequence starts, just to add more depth and emotion as the dreamy synth sounds progresses, and at the same time takes you higher and higher.
The other tracks are good as well, but not as “complex” and beautiful as the above mentioned. So all in all, this CD is a must-have for those who are familiar with Harald’s earlier works. As for the newcomers. Start with either this album or ‘Cryptic Labyrinth’ to get a feel what Nies music is all about. Either way, this is top notch EM with a solid prog-rock flavor!  Buy this CD and stop Dreaming and start Daydreaming! Recommended!
4 stars out of 5 from me!

April 1, 2010 - Posted by | Progressive Electronic Music, Progressive Rock Music |

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