The 8th Nerve

by Rainbow Serpent

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"The 8th Nerve" showcases Gerd Wienekamp and Frank Specht doing what they do best, mixing retro and modern synth elements with ease. “Audioframe” starts with a slow tempo and keeps it going, nothing fancy but it works well. “Mindmachine” is a very typical sound for them with a catchy beat and sequencer, although it runs a tad long. A few tracks fall into this category, but then again, some may want to just chill and get hypnotized by each groove. “N-Tropical” is full of bubbly energy, the tight bass and sequencing sounding like recent upbeat output by Ian Boddy. “Edge of Reality” starts as floating ambient and ends with tribal rhythms. “Third Ear” has great variety, starting with a synth-based acoustic guitar lead line. This stops abruptly and moves into a mellow string section with various cool sound effects. Then it kicks up a notch with synths and sequencing sounding a lot like Tangerine Dream from around 1981’s /Exit/ album. The acoustic guitar lead resumes, a nice counterpoint to the synth sounds. Also very good are mellow atmospheric numbers such as “Planet Audio” and “Winterlandschaft,” both starting as relatively formless ambient selections that evolve into softly undulating rhythms and gentle soothing electronics. “Retropolis” has a jamming keyboard riff that cooks right along. “Pibgorn” is mostly about the beats, with ethnic synth touches. /The 8th Nerve/ gets progressively stronger, culminating in the excellent grooves of “See – Not Have,” a laid-back satisfying melodic closer, followed by the dark epilogue “Noosphere.”
(C) 2005 Phil Derby / Electroambient Space

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released January 11, 2017

All music composed, played and recorded by Rainbow Serpent, 2005
Guitar on track 7 by Christoph Rinke
Samples courtesy of Spectrasonics Distorted Reality 1+2
Instruments: Synthesizer, Sampler and Computers
Mastering at TIMEBASE-Studio, Gerd Wienekamp
Cover painting by gerd Wienekamp
Artwork: www.a1-grafik.de
Released 2005 by Manikin Records, Berlin
Marketed by CabGuy* Music Production
via SynGate Records 2017

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