Demo Tracks and Info
Live at the London Planetarium
Melodic & esoteric electronic music. Marks a turning point in David Wright’s career, bringing in influences and textures from outside the traditional EM sphere.
Live albums can be strange and unpredictable. Often failing to match the studio versions, yet David Wright gets it right on this one, with 40 minutes of brand new material as well as reworked versions of previously issued material.
‘Landing’ gets the set off to a powerful start and ‘Enchantress’ is suitably mystical and dramatic, augmented by Nik Smiths tasteful guitar work. ‘Rysheara’, one of Davids finest pieces, is reworked with more powerful percussion, Nik Smith’s guitar and subtle changes in the melody. The power chords and lead lines transform this into an almost fully blown rock outing. ‘Images’ harks back to the earlier days of David’s romantic music whilst ‘London’ combines all the elements of Davids newer approach, including a funkier rhythm and range of textures.
David Wright now seems to be able to integrate his intrinsic melodic sensibilities with a broader agenda of emotions and styles, whilst exploring the more minimalist ambience pioneered by his ‘Beyond the Airwaves’. As a result of this and the extra dimension provided by Nik Smiths guitar, the music is more focused than before.
Clearly inspired by the setting, David Wright’s performances here succeeds in capturing the new organic approach and genuinely offers up some of his finest work too date.
The original 1997 CD is no longer available, but the download version of the original CD is available from this page.