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Apeiron & Vaseduva — Mirror Images
(Spheric Music SMCD 2003, 2001, CD)

by Phil Derby, Published 2001-12-01

Mirror Images Cover art

German synthesist Apeiron had two excellent Berlin school electronic music albums in the early 90s, Imagic and Twilight People. He has resurfaced, this time with collaborator Vasudeva, who has added a considerable world beat and flavor to the proceedings. There are strong hints of the old Apeiron sound on “Homecoming,” the first of the three-part “Green Island Suite.” Soft atmospherics and bells are joined by tribal percussion and great synth lead lines, as well as strong sequencing. After a few minutes, it abruptly segues into “The Village,” a very world-sounding piece. This is followed by “The Dance,” which is a smooth blending of the electronics and primitive sounds. It works very well. “Echoes of Childhood” also blends both influences to great effect, having a very dream-like quality. “Awakening” continues to stretch the boundaries of Apeiron’s wistful, faraway sounds from what he has previously done. Trumpet adds a unique touch here. An interesting departure from traditional Teutonics, worth exploring.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 23, 2001 releases

Related artist(s): Apeiron (Andreas Prinz)

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