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Flight 14

In letting go of sorrow Gronau has created yet another complex and contemplative album moving and shifting over landscape, that not only of the Bahamas and other places, but of the soul and spirit.

The title of the album is in direct relation to the feeling of moving through time and space, also synonymous with Gronau’s compositions, which is woven through each piece. Timelessness, travel and an unexpected, deep relaxation are yours for the listening.

His trademark synthesiser does more than justice to his compositions which, with Gronau, are always based on personal experience.

Night Train, perhaps my favourite on the Album comes from a train journey taken from Berlin to Dusseldorf. As a lone passenger in the train car he was overcome by the feeling he was the last and only person human being left in the world.

This experience is relived or told again if you wish, with the use of alto-sax; deep, smooth, sexy, blues style saxophone played by long-time friend and college Matthias Keidel. Love that rich, gentle ethereal sound – so easy to slip into the essence and the feeling of the piece and peace of the moment.

The title of the album is in direct relation to the feeling of moving through time and space, also synonymous with Gronau’s compositions, which is woven through each piece. Timelessness, travel and an unexpected, deep relaxation are yours for the listening.

As a compilation of mood pieces, Flight 14 takes us on a journey through many places, spaces and emotions with the added sounds of planes taking off and spacy deep rhythms moving you across barriers, into free floating form.

In so many ways through the music, Gronau is saying goodbye to his Parents; thanking them for the joy  given to him through the medium of music;  his and theirs,  the life he has had and the ability to be able to create, live and enjoy, with and through, music.  

This in no way makes the music a dirge: if you must place a word on it I would have to say reflective, celebrative and relative. Three words to describe an album which only improves with the listening.

So buckle your seatbelt and get set to travel with Gronau as always through time and space.

PublisherTime Rider Music
Websitehttp://www.CDbaby.com