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Midweek Music Break: Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica

While I’m not quite sure what to make of the video, which is a mish-mosh of some of the more ignominious portions of the US’s history, Wolfgang Gartner’s “Illmerica” is an excellent electronic track.

What I really enjoy about this song, and most of Wolfgang Gartner’s work, is that the song is an elegant composition, with several phases in the 5+ minute piece, but executed with non-traditional electronic sounds.  However, they sound like they could easily translate to an orchestral piece.  Even the slower portions of the song have their place to round out the composition, knowing the song can’t go full-tilt for the full 5 minutes.

Some of that may be because I also associate Wolfgang Gartner with Wolfgang’s 5th Symphony, his take on Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.  It’s a beautiful mashup of classical and modern music, and I can fully see “Illmerica” being executed the same way.  All the pieces are there, and it could easily be interpreted in a number of different ways while retaining it’s full richness.

That said, I don’t really connect this composition with the video, but artistic license is artistic license…so whatllyado?

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