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 Brueckner & Guests - All The Pieces... 2nd + 3rd review

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:39 pm    Brueckner & Guests - All The Pieces... 2nd + 3rd review Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm happy to announce the extended 10th anniversary edition of my album

ALL THE PIECES FIT FOREVER

Please read on below to learn about the details and meet my lovely musical guests... Cool

https://michaelbrueckner.bandcamp.com/album/all-the-pieces-fit-forever


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Music style: chillout & ambient with world music and new age flavours plus some extra versions and a new track in a drone ambient and even partly BS vein...


This album was originally conceived in 2007 as a sonic and musical playground for several guests who were invited, but never arrived...

Ten years later, six new guests came along, and finally, all the pieces fit (indeed hopefully forever...).

Let me introduce you to the friends who lent a hand in order of
appearance:

Samuel Cadima is a guitarist and electronic artist from Portugal.

You can visit him on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/samuel-cadima

Clare Butterfield-Elséy aka Rosmerta is a singer from Wales.

You can visit her on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC57SvT54PsUVk0Ukez6TN2Q

Kemal Deniz is a musician from Turkey
who lives in Germany where he works as a teacher.

Beni Fuchs aka Ben I Sabbah is a Swiss musician with a special interest in Asian music, partly residing in Thailand.

You can visit him on Bandcamp:
https://benisabbah.bandcamp.com

Mirian Kolev aka E.U.E.R.P.I. is a guitarist and ambient artist from Bulgaria.

You can visit him on Facebook:
https://m.facebook.com/EUERPI/

Suzannah Moon aka MegaMoonMaiden finally is the one who by her interest and strong dedication made me reconsider this project again and thus gave me a reason for inviting the other guests - without her initiative, this would not have happened!

Suzannah is a singer, flute player and guitarist from Australia.

You can visit her on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/suzannah-moon

Thank You very much, dear friends,
for all Your wonderful contributions! Smile

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Pole Connector

When all that is, becomes dust,
standing on the precipice,
there is only time.
Where judgement and pity become entwined,
and the shadows become friends.
Old and young bear such similarity.
The love between a mother and child,
the old and frail themselves bear witness
to the testimony of time.
As they themselves become cared for.
As we are all connected, to nature.
To spirit. And to each other.
Our fabric of existence.

(Clare Butterfield-Elséy)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:33 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

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« REWO Records » wrote:
congrats


Thanks René and Happy Easter on this occasion! Smile

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Reviewer Michael PH has been kind (again!) and blessed my guests and me with this very favourable review of "All The Pieces Fit Forever" for progarchives.com! Smile

Michael says that...

"...six very different musical artists all offered their own input and completely reworked the original recordings in a variety of fascinating ways! It now stands as one of the most unique works released from Brückner to date that offers a definite modern approach and contemporary electronic sound mixed with a range of rich worldly flavours and also includes some unexpected instrument choices."

He further came to the conclusion that...

"`All The Pieces Fit Forever 2017' is a winning, evocative and colourful musical statement well worth investigating, made even more enchanting by its fine range of guests."


Read the full and detailed review here:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1714559

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Many thanks to Stephan Schelle who recently wrote a long, detailed review of „All The Pieces Fit Forever“, for his online music magazine „Musikzirkus“! Very Happy

He came to the conclusion that „…Michael Brückner“ […and guests, I’d like to add] „has recorded yet again another high quality album“.

You can read the complete review (in German) here:

http://www.musikzirkus-magazin.de/dateien/Pages/CD_Kritiken/elektronik/michael_brueckner_all_the_pieces_fit_forever.htm

Or read a (very rough and uncorrected) Google translation of it below (so the „English“ is slightly awkward… Wink


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Michael came across the album as he scouted his backkatologist. When mid-last year, Suzannah Moon - a singer / flutist from Australia - asked Michael for a collaboration, he remembered this old album because he did not have the right material at the moment. "She then (to my surprise) just selected the long title," says Brückner.

This was the initial start to dedicate itself to the material again and - as planned in 2007 - to seek further musical comrades for the project. A question about Facebook actually brought him five other musicians from all over the world, who wanted to participate in the implementation. In addition to the singer Clare Butterfield-Elséy aka Rosmerta from Wales, the Portuguese guitarist Samuel Cadima, the Bulgarian guitarist Mirian Kolev aka E.U.E.R.P.I. As well as the two specialists for exotic string instruments Kemal Deniz (he is from Turkey, but lives in Germany) and the Swiss Beni Fuchs aka Ben I Sabbah.

What was originally recorded in the instrumental styles in the style of Chill-Out and Drone Ambient by Michael has now gained a clear Worldmusic character with New Age influences through the use of the musicians involved.

For the review, I have the CD version, which contains two printed CDRs. In addition, there was a burnt CD with the five shorter original versions from 2007 as well as a new 2017'er mix of the title piece. When ordering, you can specify which two of the three CDRs are to be printed, the other one as a bonus as a commercial CDR. A nice, personal idea, as I think. The download version also contains all the pieces of the three CDs. At my meeting, I focused on the first two CDs.

Five shorter pieces between four and nearly seven minutes in length open the first CD before the title of the almost 51-minute Longtrack concludes.

The opening "Jigsaw Riksha" begins with superb bass-heavy sounds and an atmospheric drums, on which Michael then places subtle melody forms. After a good two and a half minutes comes a slightly jazzy note by guitarist Samuel Cadima, which gives the track a special flair.

Rosmerta adds her vocal voice to the track "Pole Connector". But at first there are some synth harmonies and chords, which simply pass through the room. As soon as Rosmerta's voice starts, this piece gets a weird boost. Her voice, with which she added phonics, has a high appeal and dominates this track. This is close to the collaboration of Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) and Klaus Schulze.

In the piece "Broken Mirrors", Kemal Deniz introduces exotic stringed instruments, which bear a clear Asian / Oriental manuscript. Together with the percussion, this piece was most clearly missed by a Worldmusic note, but it is well worth it.

The new version of "The Big Division" was then supplemented by the Swiss Beni Fuchs by another Asian touch. Unusual, slightly squeaking synthiesounds, which are very pleasant to the ear are built up with fat bass, percussion and percussion to a driving title. Beni makes his stringed instruments flutter.

Before the final Longtrack is then "Puzzled", which starts with bell-like sounds and is underlain with a magnificent, accentuated percussion. Guitarist Mirian Kolev, with some effects that do not sound like a guitar, creates new accents.

Then comes the title of the core of the album. Suzannah Moon has refined this great almost 51 minute track with her flute and her voice. Already in the first seconds, she speaks a short text about the wide surfaces of Michael Brückner and thus increases the listener's attention, because this whispered text seems very exciting. Then she adds a few harmonies to her flute, and a hypnotic track develops, into which one inexorably is dragged. Gentle, calm harmonies and surfaces determine the picture over long distances. Again and again, Suzannah interweaves her flute sounds or creates a captivating mood through atmospheric singing. The middle part then presents itself more rhythmically, without tearing the hypnotic structure.

Through the sung album title and the subsequent repetition of the word "Forever", she also brings more facets into the play. Their flute play reminds of Mind Over Matter in these moments.

As a bonus, the second CD offers "Collecting The Shards" a new Drone Ambient Track with a duration of 21 minutes, as well as the remastered version of the original version of the title, which does not spill the charm of the new version with Suzannah Moon Has to offer. "Collecting The Shards" flows through the room to change only marginally, thus providing a quiet, relaxed mood for the listener.

Most of the songs by Michael Brückner's album "All The Pieces Fit Forever" have been well done by other musicians. First and foremost, the title is raised to a new level by Suzannah Moon. Who is open for the combination of electronic music and Worldmusic, gets a good album here. All the others can pounce on the original versions, which hover in the chill and ambient through the room and - like the new versions - sounded superbly. This is how Michael Brückner once again recorded a high quality album.

Stephan Schelle, April 2017

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Oh - wait! Shocked I just realise that I have forgotten to report another review.... Laughing

Already a short while ago, "All The Pieces..." has been reviewed by Jörg Schumann for "Babyblaue Seiten".

He concludes:

„This is music to relax with. Music as it is used for meditation, for yoga, in the relaxation room of a wellness area, a museum or planetarium. Music that, to my ears, works perfectly as a background listen, which is pleasant, but also absolutely predictable at any given moment and never challenging for the listener.

Those who want to sit back and relax their minds, or to just vanish in thoughts, will be entertained well with ATPFF. The music can slow down daily life. Those who demand more breakouts and variety in their music, complex time signatures, surprises, nasty guitars, and more balls, should avoid this album, obviously.“


Read his full review (in German) here:

http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/index.php?albumId=16525&content=review

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