Drawing on the peace, tranquillity and transient nature of the Parisienne night, Gronau gets down to business on his latest album Visions, creating in a soundscape the mellow, yet vibrant sounds of a city resting and readying for the new day .
Lovers entwined in a doorway, revellers wending their way homeward, the smoky warmth of the Grand Dame settling for the night, the sensual beat of jazz , along with sounds from an open window are all woven throughout the many tracks of what I would consider to be one of the better albums released by Gronau recently.
His love of Paris comes through time after time as he captures the essence of one of the worlds most loved Cities, drawing on inspirational sites such as the famous or infamous (depending on your point of view) Pont Neuf.
Dawn arrives and with it the pulse and beat of the city waking to a new day all captured in a wonderful cacophony of jazz, pop, rock techno, chill and as always space music.
Drawing on dream scapes or visions Gronau often woke in the night in order to write the scores as he dreamed them which allow a softer, gentler feel to the music than the usual edginess which is generally a synonymous component of his albums.
Close your eyes, find your favourite place in Paris, tune into the music then join the essence that is Paris in all her moods courtesy of Uwe Gronau: You will love it.