One Track Mind: Nocturne Blue with Markus Reuter, “Circle Around the Synthetic Sun: Intro” (2014)

Markus Reuter, on a break from work with the Stick Men and the Crimson ProjeKCt, has added some dreamscape U8 Touch Guitar imagery to a new project by Dutch Rall, appropriately dubbed Nocturne Blue.

Without him, “Circle Around the Synthetic Sun: Intro” might have just been a mesmerizing journey through textures and strangely exotic cadences. With Reuter, the track takes on new depths of intrigue — as the guitarist adds sounds both angular and flowing, both gorgeous and serrated, both wonder-filled and chaotic.

Rall, a three-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker and musician, has previously worked David Lynch and Duran Duran. Anastasia Arteyeva stars in the hypnotizing film that accompanies the “Circle Around the Synthetic Sun: Intro.”

Reuter’s guitar work was recorded at Glaus Haus, while Rall put together the other instruments and voices at Incurable Media.

Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso has explored music for USA Today, All About Jazz and a host of others. Honored as columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, he oversaw a daily section named Top 10 in the nation by the AP before co-founding Something Else! Nick is now associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock.
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