3 March 2019
1. The Return 27:11
2. Floating Time 21:12*
3. Mind Lake 23.46
* with the participation of Tommy Betzler
Music composed, mixed, performed, mastered, produced by Sequentia Legenda (Laurent Schieber) Artwork by Laurent Schieber - Picture Thinkstock, Grandfailure
THE RETURN: TO THE ESSENCE OF BERLIN SCHOOL MUSIC
1984: I was 19 years old, surrounded by my analog instruments. All was perfect. On my own, I composed for long hours, sometimes whole nights. I had a dream then to create an album, a disc, called OVER THERE.
I even created a fabric banner with an album cover concept (see page one).
2019: My youth project has become a reality.
FLOATING TIME: A MEDITATIVE BERLIN SCHOOL MUSIC
In this mystical atmosphere, rumblings from the sky and the depths of the sea mix with floating sequences and whirling sounds.In the distant fog and breaking waves, the ringing of a bell can be heard. A craft floating on an unknown sea advances slowly, then gradually embarks on a progressive flight towards the heavens.
MIND LAKE: AN INTROSPECTIVE BERLIN SCHOOL MUSIC
„I was immersed in the convolutions of my mind when, suddenly, I saw a lake of an intrinsic beauty! Eager to go further in my quest, I closed my eyes! A great serenity seized my whole being. I would have liked, at that very moment, that this journey would have been endless.“
OVER THERE 1984 – 2019
OVER THERE – 1984
The origin of this project goes back to 1984, when I was 19 years old. Back then, we were at the end of the analog era and the MIDI standard had been introduced. My parents enabled me to set up a home studio and I dreamed of making an album.
OVER THERE – 2019
And finally, thirty-five years later, I was lucky enough to be able to realize my dream. To do this, I used today’s instruments. The software synthesizers were carefully chosen to create an extended atmosphere of the classic Berlin School period from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. I hope you will enjoy listening to this album as much as I enjoyed composing it.