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Entrancing Electronics by Broekhuis Keller & Schönwälder

Broekhuis Keller & Schönwälder – Yellow (Manikin Records, 2017)

Mario Schönwälder, Detlef Keller and Bas Broekhuis, the current masters of the Berlin School of electronic music, delight the listener with another gem, Yellow. The album showcases their talent at developing fluctuating, multilayered electronic sequences, enriched by mesmerizing atmospheres and oboe-like synth melodies.

The three musicians use a combination of classic analog synthesizers and digital synths as well. It’s modernized Berlin-style electronic music influenced by early Tangerine Dream and Michael Hoenig.

The lineup on the album includes Bas Broekhuis on analog and digital synthesizers, sequencer, drums and percussion; Detlef Keller on analog and virtual analog synthesizer and sequencer; and Mario Schönwälder on analog and virtual analog synthesizer, computer and sequencer.

Yellow is a spellbinding recording of modern progressive electronic music by one of the most formidable acts in the genre.

Buy the album from manikinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/yellow

Broekhuis, Detlef Keller and Mario Schönwälder’s Repelen Recordings

Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder – Repelen – The last Tango (Manikin Records, 2014)

The torchbearers of the Berlin school of electronic music deliver an outstanding set of musical pieces. Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder recorded these tracks during concerts and rehearsals in Repelen during 2011 – 2013.

The pieces include a wide spectrum of musical influences, ranging from space and ambient music to trance-like Tangerine Dream-style sequences and slow evolving melodies. Two guests appear on the album, guitarist Raughi Ebert and violinist Thomas Kagermann.

The mix of electronics with string instruments works really well, especially Kagerman’s fiery violin solos.

Buy Repelen – The last Tango