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Gert Emmens - A boy's world (MP3)
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Gert Emmens - A boy's world (MP3)

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Frank Emmens - voice
Gert Emmens - Boss DR-660, CRB stringmachine, Elektor Formant modular ('2), Elka solist 505, EMU E6400 Ultra, EMU Proteus 2, EMU Vintage Keys Plus, Farfisa Syntorchestra, Hammond Auto Vari 64, Korg MS-2000, Korg PE-1000, Korg Wavestation Ex, Memorymoog Plus, Minimoog, Moog Opus 3, Moog Prodigy, Moog teh Source, Moog Taurus MK1, Philips Philicorda GM751, PPG 1020, Roland MDC1, Roland MVS1, Roland RS-202, Roland SH-32, Vermona ER9, Yamaha AN1x, Yamaha SY85

Excellent sequencer music in typical 'Emmens' style.

Every time Dutchman Gert Emmens brings out a new cd, the listener is going to get some surprises. First of all, his music is about something: there is an idea behind it. Then there is the constantly present quality in his music. He is one of those rare musicians who have the capability to mix Berlin School sequences and moods with beautiful melodies. That Gert has a musical story to tell, could already be heard on his previous album, the concept-cd "The Tale of the Warlock".
"A Boy's World" also has a concept: the music is totally inspired by his 12-year old son Frank. In five pieces, Gert tells the story of his boy's life. The sixth track "Nothing Lasts Forever" is a homage to Gert's mother.
The music on "A Boy's World" is "typically" Emmens: so we hear great sequences, fine sounds, nice solos and innovative rhythms. The rhythms are getting a more prominent place in his music. This can be heard excellently in a track like "School's Out". Gaming, something children Frank's age are very well into, has a central position on the album.
The two longest compositions are "Gaming part 1: Battles are Won and Lost" and "Gaming part 2: The Quest". These tracks can be regarded as somewhat the best music Gert has ever created: epic, masterfully crafted, intriguing and with great melodies. And the first sequence "The Quest" is perhaps the finest he has put together until now.
Hats of to Gert Emmens (and his son Frank). This is truly a masterpiece.

 

  1. School's Out [10:40]
  2. Gaming part 1: Battles are Won and Lost [21:26]
  3. Life Around The Sand Castle [9:55]
  4. Gaming part 2: The Quest [20:32]
  5. Adolescent Behaviour [10:48]
  6. Nothing Lasts Forever [5:28]

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