Rolf Maier Bode* ‎– Twenty Thirteen

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Inner Voice 5:36
Strange Attractor 5:17
Disruptive Technology 5:41
The Unknown Place 4:03
City Lights 5:02
You Don't Know Me 4:27
Somewhere Else 3:42
Meta Love 5:44
God Of Gold 5:37
The Forest 4:18
I Come Back To You 4:41
Sunrise 6:05
Blue Flower 5:15

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S-Trance

December 16, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Twenty Thirteen, CD, Album, none

This is a genuine artists album, it's not just a (random) collection of songs – nor is it bound to one particular genre or style. On one hand this might make this album a little less accessible to the majority of people, but on the other hand it delivers a very wide range of music that defines the taste and talent of Rolf Maier Bode.

I think all tracks have been produced very well but the following ones are in my opinion the absolute highlights of this album:

'Strange Attractor' : a bit of Marco V tech style with pretty powerful vocals
'The Unknown Place' : very moving piano melody at the 2 minutes mark.
'You Don't Know Me' : I first heard a snippet of this track on Rolf's blog and already thought this should end up on the new album. The main theme is a really catchy synth riff.
'Blue Flower' : a great combination of ambient synth sounds, long strokes of the cello and a great accompanying piano melody. Truly an epic piece of music!

'Meta Love' : to be honest, this one is at the top of my list of personal favorite tracks of this album. Really cool and catchy melodies and nice lyrics. A track that only needs a couple of plays to keep sticking. I found myself whistling at the same time the whistle appears in the song.

Oh and I might be wrong (or is it wishful thinking?), album opener 'Inner Voice', 'Disruptive Technology' and 'City Lights' ... those typical melodies, vocals and sounds, even blindfolded I would say it's good old RMB I kinda missed that on Thirteen Stories, so I'm happy to hear it on this album

Please note that this just my personal view on this album, so don't take my word for it! I can only highly recommend this album to anyone interested in good quality music, no matter what your favorite genres and music styles are.

Ronald /Digital Native