I’ve always considered it a pleasure to discover the new musical adventures of German musician Wolfram “Der” Spyra, who now brings us his double album “High Phidelity”. It offers over 140 minutes of great live music which he performed on several locations and moments in time: The Gatherings in Philadelphia and Star’s End Radio in 2007, Hampshire Jam in 2005 and E-Day 2006.
Well, all those fond of catchy and energetic electronic music will be delighted to find a great selections of tracks which tap into the beautiful well of what is known as Berliner School music, but he also steps out to dig some of the finest electro-ambient and free form styles. There’s a marvelous drive incorporated in these keenly and tasty composed compositions, which feature an intruiging mix of hypnotizing bass pulses, rhythms, effects and warm, valvenized textures.
Throughout the album, one can also enjoy lots of nostalgia from the older days of electronic music, nicely showing up in tracks “Zzyxxties” and “Duplex”. The latter even hails back to the relaxed atmospheres of “Virtual Vices” and “Future of the Past”. One can just hear the joy Spyra must have had composing it and playing this stuff live-on-stage.
Those who love to hear and feel the live-magic of the “Spyra-vibe”, make sure to get a copy of this limited edition (1000 copies), as you won’t be disappointed. Congrats, Wolfram and Ricochet Dream!
by sonicimmersion: http://www.sonicimmersion.org/spyra-high-phidelity/
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. Breath taking excellence. Might not be accessible for all people however. It's electronic music with beats, sequences, guitars, melodies, ambient sounds. Good album to start with Spyra. 5/5
Nutti July 12, 2014
Wolfram Spyra recorded live at The Gatherings & Star's End Radio in Philadelphia USA March 2007, E-Day in Netherlands May 2006 & Hampshire Jam UK November 2005.
The Gatherings Concert Series produced by Chuck Van Zyl.
Train soundscapes on track 1-5 recorded on New Jersey Transit North Jersey Coast Line.
Limited to 1000 copies.
CD sides on Digipak: "CD1, CD2"
CD sides on CD: "+1, +2"