Compare and contrast this three hour long Con-Hertz release with the earlier "Face On Radio" and you will discover a completely different experience. Conrad has discovered the eighties Digital synthesiser, and tries very hard to be some kind of modern composer like Philip Glass, or someone on Eno's Obscure records;and failing like a teenager tying to be Keith Jarret on his new casio keyboard he got for christmas.
Whereas "Face On Radio" is fantastic in its free bubbling simplicity,"Contrasts" is awful in its pompous "Ich bin ein Composer" pretensions,and those incredibly characterless FM digital presets he is twiddling his fingers with for THREE HOURS! This one could be edited down to a couple of ten minutes tunes only, its that boring!
There are moments when some interesting electronics and sound processing rise from the background to remind us of past glories,but they are camouflaged by that unbelievably bad 'cutting edge'(for 1988) digital porridge.
|Con Brio Parts 1-24|
|Including Several Pieces For Small Mock Orchestra|
|Con Spirito Parts 1-28|
|Abstract Dances And Bizarre Happenings|
|Con Fuoco Parts 1-11|
|Mysterious Sounds From Beneath The Earth|
|Con Moto Parts 1-9|
|Returning From Whence We Came...|
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