New Music Critiques: Genre Peak


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Web:  genrepeak.net

Seeking: Film/TV

Style: Electronic

Genre Peak is a project created by electronic/ambient composer Martin Birke, and the latest album Gnosis features collaborations with Steve Jansen, Mick Karn, Richard Barbieri, Jon Hassell, Matt Malley, Tara C. Taylor and many more. Birke describes the eight tracks as “cinematic soundscapes,” which hits the nail on the head. These instrumental tunes are lush and meditative, massaging the mind with an expert touch. The melodies are subtle—you won’t find yourself humming these in the car afterwards. But the listening experience is quite magnificent, transcendental in fact, and one could easily imagine these songs scoring a movie.