Saturday 11 April 2020
Emmens. Gert - Somewhere (2019)
The 32nd album from this Dutch artist.
Gert Emmens does everything here himself. Synths, drums, guitars, bass and vocals.
He has got some help from a female vocalist.
When I picked up this album, it was the first time I had ever heard about Gert Emmens.
He album debuted back in 1995 and has released his albums on electronica labels since the start of his career. I guess he must have a lot of fans and regular buyers of his albums.... 32 of them.
This is a very long album.... seventy-six minutes long. It is not a hippster LP friendly album, in other words.
The music is a mix of electronica, ambient and some sort of symphonic prog.
Most of the album is done by keyboards although it starts out as a neo-prog album with vocals and a proper song. That is a false dawn, though. That song is an OK song, btw.
There are some Japanese sounds here and Jade Warrior springs to mind as a reference.
The music is decent enough and there is some structures here. It is very ambient though and does not offer up a lot of dynamic plays and details.
I do not find anything good on this album and notes that this album would be fine for anyone into ambient music. It is decent enough and just that.