M. Geddes Gengras – Collected Works Vol. 1 The Moog YearsPosted: May 12, 2014
If I didn’t know Los Angeles synth bodhisattva M. Geddes Gengras from his more cheerful work such as Icon Give Thank or his modular improvisation series, and my first contact with him would be through this album, I would’ve had an impression that Ged is an utterly depressed guy. Instead, he’s your favorite astral sonic shaman that unveils sprawling, sometimes highly emotional, even emotionally draining at times, soundscapes which extend to well over 10 minutes. This compilation album, originally released on Umor Rex Records, collects the compositions from his more ambient era, created using Moog synthesizers. There is a breeze of classical, New Age inspired ambience here – real music for airports, open and welcoming.