PERGE: Dyad Sessions (2012)
Updated: Jun 13
“You loved Dyad? Well, you're gonna devoured the 45 minutes of this Dyad Sessions”
1 Dyad 78-87-77 17:57
2 Falknis (Version Reve) 9:11
3 Madrisahorn 17:13
(CD/DDL 44:21) (V.F.)
(TD's Berlin School style)
The universe of lively sequences that spin in all directions (remember Encore?) and weave unsuspected rhythmic structures has always fascinated me, and this is undoubtedly the main reason that explains my bewitchment for Perge's music. It's true that the English duo does more than draw inspiration from the works of Tangerine Dream; he walks squarely in the footsteps of this inspiration as evidenced by his excellent Dyad. And you liked it? There are others! DYAD SESSIONS presents two new titles, as well as an extended version of a more morphic intro of Falknis, which breathe this energy, this eclectic electricity that came from this amazing concert lost in electronic galaxy. A concert that aroused as much passion as enthusiasm among the Dream's fans and now among Perge's.
A vocoder recites a robotic prayer while the twisted reverberations of a synth light up the psychotronic moods of Dyad 78-87-77. The intro is morphic and nourished by these reverberations which release more melodic synth lines. Pluri-sonic lines that sing and blow their harmonies both lyrical and obscure with glaucous exhalations with tones of misty flutes. Absent, the rhythm breathes by fine pulsations up until the arrival of wriggling sequences which pulsate nervously, dragging Dyad 78-87-77 in a rhythmic cascade which rises and falls furiously, like in Cherokee Lane. Armed with these jumping keys and the harmonies of this classic that is nesting on Encore, Dyad 78-87-77 could very well be a reinterpretation of this title played in another galaxy by these doubles of Tangerine Dream which plunge for the first time out of the Schmoelling years. Madrisahorn brings us back to these borders. Its introduction shines of these hammered shards in Mojave Plan which resonate in the breaths of dying metallic layers. The correlation with the music of that time is reflected even more with these sequences which leap frantically under the delicate harmonies of a synth and chords glittering in blue mist. The bubbling of the sequences forms a stationary rhythm which is lulled by these metallic synth layers which leads Madrisahorn towards an ambiospheric phase where everything lives in suspension and that rhythm tortures these atmospheres which eventually tame it. It's in a narration and in layers of synth with very Vangelis aromas that this mini LP of Perge ends, confirming this intention of the England duo to go beyond what Tangerine Dream has hidden in its electronic lands.
Sylvain Lupari (May 22nd, 2013) *****
Available at Perge Bandcamp