Gerold Kukulenz -
Kukulenz was skilled in a classical way. He learned piano, guitar and
bass and was playing in bands as young musician. He learned different
styles of music and was already composing his first song with sixteen
years. When he was twenty he started integrating electronic sounds in
his compositions and began his musical experiments. Miles High is
Gerold Kukulenz debut album which he produced together with Dagobert
(Dago) Böhm in 2005. Gerold is playing on this album keyboards, bass
and guitar and also adds some flawless and eccentric electronical
sounds. Gerold's impetus is to create life in electronical music, to
tell stories without words, to develop soundscape without a vocal
Nighttrain sounds like a mixture of Soul Ballet and Paul
Hardcastle. The melody is doubtless hooking and awakes my interest for
this album. Good sounds and arrangement. Gerold Kukulenz has a
profound knowledge of synthesizers and electronical equipment and how
to use it for an impressing effect.
has nothing in common with Miles Davis although the word
"miles" could suggest this explanation. The tune has a potential
for an epic sound score but Gerold Kukulenz prefers in most of his
tunes shortness. Soon the sound fades away before it gets some impact.
is showcasing Gerold's guitar skills. He prefers the lyrical chords
known by the New Age music.
If you want to test the bass of your
loudspeakers Under Water is
certainly a challenge. The spacy guitar sound is perfectly wrapped up
in Gerold's electronical environment. One can compare that music with
the German groups Interface or Megabyte or Frank Fischer's
"Skywalker". I look back in melancholy to Winfried
could be played on a mellotron, or is it the synthesis of mellow and
melody? Anyway it's slow and smooth.
is the right title for this melanche of guitar and electronic
music anew underlayered with a deep bass. The rhythm is based on a
very dry snare.
Most of the tunes of this album can
be count to lounge and electronical music. There is still something
besides techno music.
The combination of bongos and
electronical music is best known by the formation "The Art of
Noise". Gerold Kuklenz tries to bridge electronic and acoustic
instruments with Spirits.
This album is recorded for friends of
lounge music. Jazz or contemporary jazz fans are prefering other music
but that's a question of personal taste one cannot discuss about.