Robert Schroeder


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German electronic musician Robert Schroeder is best known in the U.S. for his classic work Brain Voyager as well as for his production of Double Fantasy's rhythmic Universal Avenue and his mysterious anonymous contributions to the space rock Megabyte project. His latest work Pegasus, though divided into ten parts, plays as one long continuous piece of gradually unfolding spacemusic. Where many synthesizer artists try to simulate acoustic sounds, Robert Schroeder revels in the distinctly synthetic timbres and tones of his electronic medium. Pegasus is full of buzzes, whooshes, modulations, murky inflections, metallic edges, and shifting planes of sounds. Sequencer patterns come and go, as melodic structures yield to swirling spacescapes and dimensional shifts, opening out into vast interstellar vistas. Pegasus is one of Schroeder's most satisfying and developed works, once again showcasing his talents as composer, arranger, performer and producer.

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