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Loreau, Bertrand: Passť Composť

Keyboard player Bertrand Loreau is a musical disciple of Klaus Schulze and Vangelis, and his four previous albums released during the past decade demonstrate his allegiance. Passť Composť consists of 21 tracks — eight of them less than two minutes long — that are essentially reworked compositions or previously unreleased pieces.

Loreau is joined by Olivier Brand on more keyboards and Lionel Palierne on electric guitar, and both players add some dimension to Loreau’s work. However, given the hodgepodge nature of the material on Passť Composť, the album lacks cohesiveness. “Tchau TÍo” features an atmospheric female vocal (or is that a synthesizer?), while “Music for Nothing” bounces pleasantly along. Meanwhile, “Alone Together” boasts an electric guitar lead that mimics late-period Asia, and “The Lost Lake of Crystal” recalls Eighties-era Andreas Vollenweider.

Passť Composť, with its mix of serene and ambient pieces, makes for great background music. But it fails to ignite much passion.

Added: June 28th 2002
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Musea
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Language: english

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