• Sylvain Lupari

MAC of BIOnighT: Escape (2021)

Great Berlin School running through varied paths, Mac is still up and doing good EM

1 A Gradual Process 15:43

2 Queen of Sands 17:22

3 Sharpshooter 5:08

Mac of BIOnight Music

(DDL 38:14) (V.F.)

(Progressive Berlin School)

A piano is courting a trumpet tune with its notes sparingly thrown on the ground in the opening of A Gradual Process. From this overture comes a sadness, fed by sighs of nostalgia. If the trumpeter is good, imagine the synthesist! With his fingers, he runs through his keyboard, weaving beautiful solos. The trumpet goes silent, but not the keyboardist. He extends a good melancholic passage 15 seconds before the 3rd minute. His fingers, as frail as his emotions, are at the origin of this superb mellotron chant that brightens our memories in the background. Some 30 seconds later, the music and its ambiences go off the rails. Piano clashes and sound effects feed the next 45 seconds of A Gradual Process. Another sentimental story told by the piano and well supported by the mellotron invites us in a playful sphere where the perfumes of Ricochet assail more and more our ears. It will take nearly 6 minutes for the sequencer to wake up. It traces an ascending rhythm with jumping keys and their elasticized contours in a Berlin School of the vintage years. The mellotron and its sibylline laments, the synth and its philharmonic tunes! It all sounds like a lost and found Tangerine Dream's session in a studio somewhere in Italy. I introduced you to Mac of BIOnight's world with my review about his mega compilation selected by Aural Films Music label, and this title is part of it, Astronauts 10. Here we are in his studio, where he composes and creates his music in a form of excess versus his