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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:28 pm    New album - Sounds of Silence by RenĂ© van der Wouden Reply with quoteBack to top

New electronic music from this guy. Melodies surrounded with ambient textures and Berlin School type of sequencing on some of the tracks.

Available of 7 euro here: https://rewo.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-of-silence

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:28 pm    Re: New EP - Sounds of Silence by RenĂ© van der Wouden Reply with quoteBack to top

I guess only https://rewo.bandcamp.com/ is functional...
The other address leads me to the Bandcamp Start page

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:48 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

yes that is right. It needs to be removed.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:51 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Update: it is not an EP but a full length album. And it is released today and exclusively available at Bandcamp.
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New electronic music release by René van der Wouden. This new album contains styles of space ambient and some Berlin School like sequencing but also melodies and analogue synths. For EUR 7 you get 41 minutes of brand new music of 2020.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:46 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Bought. Nice music, René Wink
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« Alvaro » wrote:
Bought. Nice music, René Wink


Thanks a lot. Much appreciated

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« BruecknerAmbient » wrote:



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Thanks my good friend

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Review:

“Two very solid albums back to-back from REWO in 2020 is a great pleasure to all EM fans, especially when they are that good”


1 Improbable 9:39

2 Sounds of Silence 8:54

3 Cloudy Mysteries 11:29

4 In the Calmness of a Blue Evening Sky 11:18

REWO Music (CD-R/DDL 41:20)

(Berlin School)

In a cinematographic vision of a futuristic Western where the wind blows breezes on an old cabin with a single chime in its chain, Improbable takes us into the improbable of René van der Wouden. It is the sequencer which pierces the mystery of this inexplicable mist with a series of jumping keys which alternate vividly, like the legs of synchronized swimmers or even those scissors which bruise the void. This alternating and drifting movement needs this splendid bass line to take off in a panorama filled of stars, twinkling as well as shooting, where blue and black merge into the horizon. This bass forges a flowing rhythm like a good cosmic Groove that percussions, working like a metronome and its wooden mouthpiece, stabilize. Having become slightly catchy and more festive but still quite cosmic, this cha-cha, which lacks a cha, becomes surrounded by innumerable layers of synth whose orchestrations, we can even add the solos, are the prey of Vangelis' influences.

A very good title which opens another great album of REWO. Always comfortably installed in his studios, pandemic obliges, René is spoiling us with two albums released almost in quick succession with rather mismatched subjects. If Cinnamon Horizons aimed squarely in the spheres of Tangerine Dream, SOUNDS OF SILENCE challenges the impossible by creating ambient rhythms that bring us back 40 years before at the roots of Berlin School. Between Vangelis, Bernd Kistenmacher, Klaus Schulze and Ashra, REWO makes us dance in rhythmic hallways stigmatized in a time when the experimentation with layers of mist was always done with a glimmer of romance.

It was after listening to the title-track for a few times that I detected this ghost melody with a vague Klaustrophony air that we find in the Dreams album. This rhythm of Sounds of Silence works hard to get out of an introduction woven in these dense mists hiding these mythical bat cries of KS coat of arms. It therefore paces its long and slow excursion while gradually increasing the pace under a sky filled with shadows and memories.
This walk in mythical forests is like a breach in this legendary title where REWO restructures an approach which is less experimental and more seductive in a soft ambient Berlin School where the layers which often accompanied the moments of romance of Manuel Gootsching, in New Age of Earth and later in Echo Waves, takes us back almost 40 years earlier. Spectral wails float like vampire shadows in the opening of Cloudy Mysteries. The sound gorges are reproducing organic gurgling tones that become clusters of sounds buzzing like thousands of small drones dressed like bees. This is what feeds the decor of this opening which is filled with wooshh shoveling these industrial sound particles forward, going up to the point of 4 minutes.

It is at this point that REWO structures the best rhythmic moment of SOUNDS OF SILENCE. The keys frolic and jump with more fluidity than in Improbable, creating a nice hypnotic structure with tinkles of polar stars that sparkle here and there. The movement almost waddles with a captivating swing under a musical sky suffused with scarlet streaks which define the threat of shadows replacing softly inviting synth pads so that we close our eyes and imagine ourselves frolicking with sound particles under the caresses of the northern lights. In the Calmness of a Blue Evening Sky offers an ambient texture with flashing balls and their silvery hues that skip and frolic on the false meadow created by an assembly of chloroform layers. The sequences and the arpeggios which frolic there give a musicality to this movement of wooshh and wiishh whose uneven contours create sound breezes which amplify the play of sequences/arpeggios. The movement brings a slight nuance to its minimalist evolution with a sudden impulse that gives more vigor and momentum to the ambiences of In the Calmness of a Blue Evening Sky.

Voices murmuring astral tranquility are grafted to this accumulation of layers that have become a drifting sound mass with the activities of the keys playing innocently until these impulses/implosions come back to revive this music with long bursts that do not affect the recreation of the harmonic elements that will be sucked into the end. The end of SOUNDS OF SILENCE which bears its title quite well for an album defined by very good sequencer movements flirting with the stars…Good job René!

Sylvain Lupari (November 19th, 2020) ****ÂĽ*

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:12 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Rene, please update your signature as it still contains a link to the wrong link on bandcamp. (http://rene-vanderwouden.bandcamp.com)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:05 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Well updating that seems not possible. Only seeting off, which I did
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René van der Wouden – Sounds Of Silence
REWO Music Netherlands (2020)
(4 StĂĽcke, 41:27 Minuten Spielzeit)

Das erste von zwei Alben, das der niederländische Elektronikmusiker René van der Wouden in 2020 herausgebracht hat, trägt den Titel „Sound Of Silence“. Die Stücke sind in den Monaten Februar und März 2020 entstanden und eingespielt worden, also kurz vor bzw. zu Beginn der Corona-Krise. Das Cover zeigt ein Wolkenverhanges Meeresufer, während die Rückseite des Covers eine Regennasse Scheibe zeigt. Etwas trostlos und düster wirkt das. Ob das auch auf die Musik zutrifft?

Ein Konzept steckt laut René nicht hinter dem Album. Er hat sich vielmehr mit verschiedenen Stilistiken befasst, da er immer gerne mit unterschiedlichen Styles experimentiert. Trotzdem, oder gerade deswegen ist ein sehr homogenes Album entstanden.

Auch auf diesem Album hat René vier Stücke platziert. Es beginnt mit dem 9:39minütigen „Improbable“. Schnell wird klar dass René keineswegs düstere Musik eingespielt hat, denn wohlige, sanfte Flächen ziehen zunächst durch den Raum. Schon nach wenigen Momenten kommt ein Sequenzerrhythmus hinzu, der dem Stück einen gewissen Drive verleiht. Die Sounds und Harmonien ziehen zwar stoisch voran, haben aber eine fesselnde Wirkung auf den Hörer, da René immer wieder Klänge und Harmonien einstreut. Ab ca. Minute Fünf wird es dann hinreißend, denn die leicht melancholischen Harmonien schieben sich förmlich unter die Haut.

Schimmernde Sounds eröffnen dann den fast neunminütigen Titeltrack. René kombiniert Flächen mit hin- und herflirrenden Sounds, was eine ganz besondere Stimmung erzeugt. Nach gut zwei Minuten startet dann der Sequenzer und schiebt sich aus dem Hintergrund ganz langsam nach vorn. Diese Stimmungslage hält er dann bis zum Schluss durch.

„Cloudy Mysteries“ bringt es auf 11:29 Minuten Spielzeit. Mystische Sounds sind zunächst zu hören. Hier nutzt René dann auch einige etwas düstere Sounds, die aber zu keiner Zeit bedrohlich wirken. Nach etwas mehr als zwei Minuten erhellt sich dann das Bild und hymnische Klänge, die unter anderem auch an die „Berliner Schule“ erinnern, kommen nun auf. Dann setzt ab Minute Vier ein treibender Sequenzerrhythmus ein und bringt Schwung in den Track. Auf diesem Rhythmus treiben dann Harmonien und Flächen dahin.

Den Abschluss bildet dann das 11:21minütige „In The Calmness Of A Blue Evening Sky“. Ruhig und schwebend beginnt das Stück, bei dem die Flächen und Harmonien nur von einigen Klangtupfern verziert werden. Diese sanfte Stimmung zieht sich durch das komplette Stück.

Mit „Sounds Of Silence“ ist René van der Wouden ein abwechslungsreiches Album gelungen, das - entgegen des Covers - keine düsteren, sondern mehr wohlige, schwebende Klänge parat hält. Ein schönes Album.

Stephan Schelle, Oktober 2020

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René van der Wouden - Sounds Of Silence
REWO Music Netherlands (2020)
(4 pieces, 41:27 minutes playing time)

The first of two albums that the Dutch electronic musician René van der Wouden released in 2020 is entitled "Sound Of Silence". The pieces were created and recorded in February and March 2020, i.e. shortly before or at the beginning of the Corona crisis. The cover shows a cloud-covered sea shore, while the back of the cover shows a rain-wet pane. It seems a bit bleak and gloomy. Does that also apply to the music?

According to René, there is no concept behind the album. Rather, he has dealt with different styles because he always likes to experiment with different styles. Nevertheless, or perhaps because of that, a very homogeneous album was created.

René also placed four pieces on this album. It starts with the 9:39 minute "Improbable". It quickly becomes clear that René has by no means played dark music, because cozy, soft surfaces initially move through the room. After a few moments, a sequencer rhythm is added, which gives the piece a certain drive. The sounds and harmonies advance stoically, but have a captivating effect on the listener, as René repeatedly sprinkles in sounds and harmonies. From about five minutes on, it becomes gorgeous, because the slightly melancholy harmonies literally slide under your skin.

Shimmering sounds then open the almost nine-minute title track. René combines surfaces with sounds shimmering back and forth, which creates a very special atmosphere. After a good two minutes, the sequencer starts and slowly moves forward from the background. He then holds out this mood until the end.

"Cloudy Mysteries" has a playing time of 11:29 minutes. Mystical sounds can be heard first. Here René also uses some somewhat dark sounds, which, however, never seem threatening. After a little more than two minutes, the picture brightens up and hymn-like sounds that are reminiscent of the “Berlin School”, among other things, now appear. Then from minute four a driving sequencer rhythm sets in and brings momentum to the track. Harmonies and surfaces then drift along with this rhythm.

The conclusion then forms the 11:21 minute "In The Calmness Of A Blue Evening Sky". The piece begins calmly and floatingly, in which the surfaces and harmonies are only decorated with a few dabs of sound. This gentle mood runs through the entire piece.

With “Sounds Of Silence” René van der Wouden has succeeded in creating a varied album that - contrary to the cover - has no gloomy, but rather pleasant, floating sounds ready. A nice album.

Stephan Schelle, October 2020

Available here: https://rewo.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-of-silence

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