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Interactive Museum Installations
This CD contains the music of a site specific sound installation with a compositional structure which work together to suggest the original historical function of the building.
Referred to as the follow-up album of “Staub”, Spyra takes his listeners on a trip of energetic contemporary electronics on “Dunst”, coming up with a fresh approach of the classic Berliner Schule...
With his 17th album “Staub”, Wolfram Spyra presents the electronic community a different yet daring sonic experiment.
Superb album. Dream music with synthesizers and a lot of sequencing / arpeggios. One of my favourites.
No Beats for One Hour
No beats, but a serious listening experience! The recordings on this album date back to the late 80s and early 90s, but they´re more melodic and accessible than on "Excerpts 1".
January in June
Although the rumours on this recording said quite the opposite, Wolfram Spyra delivers a fine melange of inventive electro-acoustic music with “January in June”. This especially applies to the first half of the cd, including the title track.
Wolfram “Der” Spyra” continues his successful Berliner-School inspired sonic explorations with “Gasoline 91 Octane”, released April 4th 2008, which contains six wonderful electronic compositions.
Spyra recorded live. You wouldn't know it's a live recording for it sounds so professional. Unbelievably good. It's hard to comprehend how can anybody achieve something like this.
Typical Spyra CD with chilled out, laid back, down tempo melodies and beats. The tracks are very unique and maintain a high degree of interest. The music seems to float away into another dimension of space and sound.
I would call the CD "MIRAGE II", so similar are the moods of the first two pieces that link it to the legendary work of Klaus Schulze. Already the opener consists of gentle and at the same time very sparse sound waves without rhythm background, reminiscent of autumnal foggy days by the sea.
"Excerpts 1" is the CD version of a limited CC edition from 1992, now complemented with one bonus track.
A splendid album where fluid rhythms and flexible permutations are molding in a divine melodious approach
This album is titled Invisible Fields and it´s in fact part three in a series of CDs that deal with electromagnetic waves.
Elevator to Heaven
The first 222 copies of this box set are numbered and signed by Der Spyra himself. The presentation is beautiful, the box containing 3 individual slip cases containing the CDs, all rounded off by a 16 page full colour booklet.
Homelistening is Killing Clubs (re-release 2000)
A welcome re-release of this album which was getting increasingly difficult to get hold of.
" Etherlands", which is a reference to the invisible ether and to all people who work in independent radio stations, is the logical continuance of " Sferics". It is a stocktaking of Spyra's music that indeed shows the wide range of freedom of movement within his own genuine style
The combination of 90’s rhythms and 70’s timbres is fascinating indeed. ‘Crossing the Channel’ delivers 16 mins of trade mark bass sequences and a divinely simple yet catchy collection of melodics.
The tracks have a soft and narrative feel. As a whole, it's a very good album that has an organic feel, with nice ideas that could easily have turned out cheesy but are, in fact, pretty damn good!
Future of the Past
Beautifully melodic sequenced analog synthesizers verging on perfection. The first three tracks meld into a masterpiece of control over melodic and harmonic synth rhythms, tunes and textures.
My Little Garden of Sounds
By the looks of it the music was composed for a 100 days exhibition in Germany featuring "serious listening & sound sculptures". The 6 pieces are split into ‘Zone A’ and ‘Zone B’
Homelistening Is Killing Clubs
For a first album it's surprisingly mature and advanced effort. High quality recording from beginning till the end.
Interactive Museum Installations