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JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST

CD

2012
76 min.

SMCD 6300

JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST

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dreamy

melancholy

bright

dynamic

quiet

mysterious

sequencer-based

experimental

rhythmic

relaxing

easy

Audio-ClipsLe Ciel est jaune d'un Liquide Inconnu Part 1
DX Seven Age

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TITLES:
*LE CIEL EST JAUNE D'UN LIQUIDE INCONNU PART 2 *LE CIEL EST JAUNE D'UN LIQUIDE INCONNU PART 1 *SUMMER *DX SEVEN AGE *MICKIE LOVE SONG *MOOG ON THE MOON *WELCOME TO THE SHOW *L'ARPÈGE A TORD *MEETING YOU

In France Bertrand Loreau is one of the most talented artists in the field of progressive electronic music. On this album you hear a hint of Jarre, a hint of Schulze, a hint of Froese and a good patch of french emotion that supply a great harmonic and dreamy charme.

To be recommended to all fans of traditional electronic music (end of 70s, early 80s), who like the old sounds of Hoenig, Froese (Stuntman-era) or the early Jarre- and Schulze classics.

Come on, let us go on a journey through the past of the vintage synthesizer sounds of the 80s.

Have a pleasant journey!


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NOSTALGIC STEPS

CD

2013
63 min.

SMCD 6301

NOSTALGIC STEPS

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Audio-ClipsSemblance of a Mysterious Dream
A Light of Encore

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TITLES:
*MODULATOR *NOSTALGIC WALK *NOISES AND VOICES *SEMBLANCE OF A MYSTERIOUS DREAM *MIND FLOATING *MINI MOOD *A LIGHT OF ENCORE *BIRDS OF NOWHERE *SENSE OF HEART

New music from Bertrand Loreau!

We congratulate Bertrand for "Journey Through The Past", his successful debut on Spheric Music, which old recordings go back to the style of the early 80s. To the opposite "Nostalgic Steps" is a brand new album with new compositions in good sound quality, that put weight on the Berlin School of the late 70s. There are only a few experimental sounds on this CD. The main focus is on sequences, melodies and "nostalgic" moods.

One realizes that Bertrand has developed his sequencer style of the 80s further and reaches more and more the depth of traditional Berlin School music. The sounds aren't overloaded, on the contrary, Bertrand loves to leave sounds and melodies a little bit simple, to enable the music to reveal its charme (like you know it from "Stratos Fear" for example).

Especially the sequences sounds like a hommage to the good old days, of the music from Tangerine Dream, Schulze, Baumann and Edgar Froese of the mid/late 70s. Give it a try!


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SPIRAL LIGHTS

CD

2014
72 min.

SMCD 6302

SPIRAL LIGHTS

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Audio-ClipsSéquence Souvenir
Libourne Part 2

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TITLES:
*SÉQUENCE SOUVENIR / SÉQUENCE MEMORY *ARC EN CIEL / RAINBOW *CERFS VOLANTS / KITES *RUE COLBERT / COLBERT STREET *LIBOURNE PART 1 *LIBOURNE PART 2 *LIBOURNE PART 3 *LIBOURNE PART 4

Bertrand Loreau already released several albums on the well known Musea label in France. Since the album "Journey Through The Past" Bertrand started a re-birth of his Berlin School style of music on the german label Spheric Music.

After releasing "Nostalgic Steps" and "Interférences" (both on Spheric Music) "Spiral Lights" is the most recent release.

His main focus is the sequences that is the typical character of Berlin School inspired tracks. When you listen to his new album you hear the influence of Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream, but also the typical Loreau style that adds romantic and harmonic melodies.

Recommendable to all Berlin School electronic music fans!


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FROM PAST TO PAST

CD

2015
60 min.

SMCD 6303

FROM PAST TO PAST

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Audio-ClipsPast Never Dies
Flying Stones Over The Sea

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TITLES:
*PAST NEVER DIES *JOURNEY REMAINS THE SAME *FLYING STONES OVER THE SEA

Bertrand Loreau is well known for his romantic melodies above dreamy harmonies. His recent albums on Spheric music approached more and more towards the Berlin School, which was the music Bertrand grew up and started his musical career with.

The new album From Past To Past is a kind of immersion into the good old Berlin School sound of the 70s. At that phase the electronic music was based on long tracks, long pulsating sequences that gave place for much improvisation. That's the point where Bertrand continues. It has nearly become a trip you know of Klaus Schulze or Tangerine Dream from the 70s. There is a special magic taking place when, because of the length, the music gets the chance to develop step by step. New and exciting sound sculptures can be built up during such a long track in a compositional effective way.

Supported on keyboards by Olivier Briand and Lambert Ringlage.

One track is dedicated to Edgar Froese who died in January 2015.

Have a nice travel!


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FINALLY

Doppel-CD

2017
145 min.

SMCD 6305

FINALLY

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Audio-ClipsFinally Audio Teaser

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TITLES:
CD-1
*FINALLY *A TEAR OF LUCIANA *TCHAU TÉO *A SON IS BORN *PASSAGE *PHARE DE VIE *ÉVASION RÊVÉE *POUR ARNAUD *LA JETÉE DE ST MICHEL *AMOUR DE PERSÉE *RENAISSANCE *MOULIN DE LA FALAISE *GRAND BLOTTEREAU *DES ILLUSIONS *ATLANTIC AIRPORT *MESSAGE PERDU *PRIÉRE *SOLITUDE STANDING *EN ATTENDANT C. POISSON *LE CIEL EST JAUNE (extrait)

CD-2
*LA CHAISE VIDE *TOUJOURS LÀ *UNE AUTRE VIE *ECHO DE TON ÂME *POUR SOLENN *ALONE TOGETHER *TON MESSAGE *SPIRIT OF THE DEEP *RÉMINISCENCES *LAMBERT BEACH *VALENTIN *PLOUGOULM *GRANITE SONG *CORRESPONDANCE extrait 1 *TRAIN DE VIE *CORRESPONDANCE extrait 2 *JEUX d'ENFANTS *SISSABLE *D'UNE RIVE À l'AUTRE *AU REVOIR

French artist Bertrand Loreau presents a double-CD-compilation of his best melodic, peaceful, romantic and introspective titles (released and unreleased) he has created over the years.

Bertrand Loreau learned to play classical music as a child but stopped to play the piano during his adolescence and became a fan of progressive rock music, especially of Pink Floyd. He started to play electronic music at the beginning of the 80s, being influenced by Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream that he discovered in the middle of the 70s. Though he regularly returns to making berlin school music, produced and distributed by MUSEA and Spheric Music, he also occasionally develops a melodic style during his musical life. He often records short tracks based on improvisations on the accoustic piano.

Years after years Bertrand Loreau composed many little pieces in the vein of Vangelis, Enya, Mike Oldfield, etc. However Bertrand has his own universe due to the influence of the classical music he listened to when he was a child. After 35 years of musical creation and because of his recent Spheric Music releases Bertrand is often seen as a berlin school musician.

With « Finally » he wants to bring together a selection of melodic tracks which are, at his point of view, a good introduction to his intimate and sometimes mystic feelings that make him an original artist within the berlin school scene.

Bertrand Loreau asked the great french designer Jean-Loïc Mellin to create beautiful paintings for « Finally ». They remind Bertrand of his interest in progressive rock music and illustrate the world of peace and hope which have been created from his electronic instruments.

«Finally» is a 40 - track - double CD and a way to share with us a delicate and sensitive musical landscape.

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Bertrand Loreau & Olivier Briand
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INTERFÉRENCES

CD

2013
67 min.

SMCD 6400

INTERFÉRENCES

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Audio-ClipsInterférences Part 5
Interférences Part 6

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TITLES:
*INTERFÉRENCES Part 1 *INTERFÉRENCES Part 2 *INTERFÉRENCES Part 3 *INTERFÉRENCES Part 4 *INTERFÉRENCES Part 5 *INTERFÉRENCES Part 6 *INTERFÉRENCES Part 7

Electronic music fans already know Bertrand Loreau because of his successful albums Journey Through The Past and Nostalgic Steps.

Now he worked together with sequencer expert Olivier Briand. They created a homogenic Berlin School album. Professional crystal clear sounds, romantic melodies along with well arranged sequencer patterns altogether give you an excellent listening pleasure.


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BERTRAND LOREAU featuring Lambert
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IN SEARCH OF SILENCE

CD

2016
71 min.

SMCD 6304

IN SEARCH OF SILENCE

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Audio-ClipsMeeting One Self
Introspection

Youtube

TITLES:
*ENGINES OF SEARCH *RAIN OF STARS *ORBITAL JOURNEY *SPACE FLIGHT *ARISE IN THE DESERT *A WORLD APART *WALKING ON DUNES OF TIME *MEETING ONE SELF *INTROSPECTION *TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

Bertrand has always been a fan of TD and Klaus Schulze since his youth in the 70s.

On this album he presents the basic concept and basic structure for a big Berlin School work containing three long tracks like it was usual in the 70s. Bertrand used analog equipment especially a modular system which is responsible for great sounding sequences. Lambert coming from the “Tangerine Dream school“ added many effects and atmospheric sounds and put weight on making good tranistions between the tracks that you feel it is complete opus. Most of the music have been played spontaneously during one take.

This enriches the character of the 70s when the Berlin School pioneers improvised on the sequences. This interplay should be a delight for the fans of the 70s Berlin School style.

Check it out!

In similar style:
Bertrand Loreau - From Past To Past
Bertrand Loreau - Nostalgic Steps
Bertrand Loreau - Spiral Lights
Hypnosphere (Lambert & Alien Nature) - Timedrift

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