It is with hesitation that "D428C Part 3" settles down. Fine and crystalline arpeggios shining with a hybrid tone skip on a sober pulsation. Quietly the tempo is stealthily outlined. It’s slow and besieged by a multitude of chords which resound and cavort lazily until percussions liven up and hammer a pace as slow as heavy. A pace adorned by solos of a synth as sober as "D428C Part 3" structure which continues to vibrate towards its hybrid arpeggios. It’s all the opposite of "Mind Break" which offers a similar rhythmic structure but sharply more lively with nice Froese style synth solos. "Clayton’s Serenity" ends Berlin Experiment in softness and beauty. It’s a damn good track which starts with a heavy synth to resonant dialect. An intro a bit acid which becomes milder with beautiful mellotron veils surrounding "Clayton’s Serenity" of a strange and enchanting tranquility whereas that a fine bass line is coming out of it to pulse under this mellotron blanket which doesn’t succeed to contain these reverberating chords. Just before the 6th minute, and through this mellotron heaviness, emerges a fine sequential line provided with delicate hopping chords. Chords which draw a musical frame slightly, but uniformly, chaotic such as a fine spiral waving beneath the yoke of a mellotron threat. And percussions fall. They fall in a completely unexpected way and shape a great languishing and sensual tempo, as a beautiful long electronic slow dance, which thread one's way through this beautiful sequential movement and brings us near serenity.
As beautiful as described, Berlin Experiment is a very nice opus which brings us near an EM of a more contemporary Berlin School style. It’s a terrific musical journey in the lands of Tangerine Dream, of the Schmoëlling era, with just what it takes to awaken even more distant memories but always so delicious. There are small pearls on this opus where the accessibility goes alongside to a sometimes more complex approach but which is taming with all the nostalgic sweetness which submerges this Fred Yargui's first work.
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