FD PROJECT: The Other Side of FD Project...Nocturna (2011)
Updated: Mar 9
“Frank Dorittke shapes a beautiful melodious universe which walks in the furrows of Mike Oldfield...”
1 Nocturna 71:15
(DDL 71:15) (V.F.)
(Berlin School, Minimalist)
You remember the last album from FD Project; Water & Earth? As an extra title, the German guitarist- synthesist had inserted an excerpt from a long improvised track that he had played during a concert at Satzvey Castle on May 7, 2011, concert entitled THE OTHER SIDE OF ... FD PROJECT. Well, this other side is called NOCTURNA and it's this long composition, remodeled in studio, which fills the last CD of Frank D on the SynGate label. The album is now on FD's Bandcamp page and is available for download since. NOCTURNA is a long minimalist carousel of over 71 minutes divided into 5 parts driven by the rhythmic loops of the sequencer that scintillating arpeggios, choirs and astral synth breaths torment throughout a hypnotic spiral procession. Strongly imbued with the influences of Mike Oldfield and Tangerine Dream, THE OTHER SIDE OF ... FD PROJECT: NOCTURNA unfolds like a pact with gentleness.