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

Over a 30-year career, Nick DeRiso has also explored music for USA Today, All About Jazz, Ultimate Classic Rock 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! Contact him at