Ralf Hildenbeutel – Spark Video & Moods Albumpreview
There have been many different ways in describing the personal stories behind the protagonists of the electronical music scene in the 90ies. It´s in the nature of things that especially producers, whose place of work is the studio, remained rather in the background.
One of them is Ralf Hildenbeutel.
He was the producer of Sven Väth´s most important releases such as „L’Esperanza“ or „Fusion“ and an essential creative part of the Eye Q label in the 90ies. His „Earth Nation“ project was the first live act from that genre who was taking a drummer on the live stage, playing on international festivals and stages including the „Montreux Jazz Festival“.
The vita continues. While many other musicians kept on working on techno, Hildenbeutel composed for artists such as Laith Al-Deen or Phil´s son Simon Collins and wrote filmmusic for movies such as „Hommage á Noir“ which won the Goldmedal for music on the New York Filmfestivals.
The film adaption of Martion Suter’s „Der Koch“, „Ausgerechnet Sibirien“, TV thriller such as „Kommissarin Lucas“ or even the series of „Verbotene Liebe“ have been scored by Ralf Hildenbeutel. His filmmusic for the international multi-awarded shortmovie „Momentum“ was nominated at the Newport International Filmfestival.
On „Moods“ Hildenbeutel finds more back to electronical music. Hildenbeutel mixes complex string-arrangements and piano pieces with clicks & cuts and invents his own coherent language which allows both directions to live in harmony. Fans of analog-electronic music with a good portion of neo-classica will surely enjoy this longplayer.
Elegiac compositions and vivacious, percussive breakouts as in „Spark“ (for which an video by award-winning filmmaker Boris Seewald will be made) meet on this album.
An album which grows and gains depth with each hearing.