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- "The more I listen to it, the more I love this album" - Paul Baker, on "Sequential Dreams, Legends album", Soundscapes Show #68
- "An album which crosses easily the limits between electronic rock, New Age and some perfumes of Berlin School from the Tangerine Dream's best years..." from the Synth&Sequences June 2016 review of Sequential Dreams "Legends"
- "Beautiful! ... Great harmonic tracks" Simon Thomas, Sine FM
- “Legends” unfolds like a science fiction thriller full of exciting twists and turns, delivering an exhilarating listening reward of interstellar adventure!
~Candice Michelle June 3, 2016 (for Journeyscapes Radio)
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The seventh Sequential Dreams album, “Legends” brings together a rich mix of electronic instrumental music in a thematic setting inspired by individual “tales.”
Although taken individually, sections of Legends tracks may have a sound familiar to New Age or Ambient music genres, the listener will discover the progressive nature of the composition style as the sections evolve from a setting of gentle mystical beginnings which gradually transition into energetic finales blending rich layers of synthesizer textures and pads, with percussive sequences cut through by masterfully played guitars. To provide moments of relaxation and reverie, some pieces revolve around deeply emotional acoustic piano which bathe in synergistic layers of synthesizers pads and melodies with guitar lines which ebb and flow, following the evolving moods of the compositions. The listener will also be guided through the occasional moment of eastern traditional influences that add little unexpected moments of tribal discovery.
The end result of a dedicated effort to synergistically align the rich musical contributions and influences of talented musicians from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Sequential Dream’s “Legends” album is a sonic adventure not to be missed!
Influences: Ambient and Ambient soundscapes, New Age, Berlin School Electronic Music, and Electronic Rock.
released June 1, 2016
Bernhard Beibl - cprod; c/p guitars, violin
Mission to Shangri-La, Event Horizon, Canyon Oasis, Mojave Midnight, The Electric Monk; and cprod on The Big Apple and One Giant Leap
Kori L. Carothers - c/p Piano - A Day Like No Other*, The Kindly Beast*
Ryo Utasato - cprod; c/p synthesizers, arrangements - Kurenai
Kuutana - All tracks: guitar, synthesizers, arrangements, and c/p on all track except Solo c/p Through the Looking Glass, The Big Apple, and One Giant Leap
c/p = Compose and perform ; coprod = Co-produce; arrangements = drums, percussions, vocals, media
* 1. A Day Like No Other and 2.The Kindly Beast additional credits
On 1. Noah Wilding - vocals , Jeff Haynes - percussion, and Tom Eaton - bass
Initial tracks produced by Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton, recorded and mixed by Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road Studios. Kuutana composed and mixed-in layers of synthesizers, guitars, and final arrangements to both tracks to produce the final Sequential Dreams versions for this album.
Album artwork by Andreas Schwietzke
Mixed and Mastered by Ron Charron, Borders Edge Music Canada
Bernhard Beibl - Interview
Kori L Carothers - Interview
Kuutana - Interview
Ryo Utasato - Bio