MarryAnn - Intolerance

Year of Release: 1996
Label: Self-release
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 46:39:00

When I hear the name electronic music I can't help think of people such as Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream. Their long cosmic soundscapes were OK to listen to in the complete darkness whenever you were searching for your zen, but that's as far as it went. Furthermore, at the time when I discovered these artists, their music was only available on vinyl and with a regular playing time of around thirty minutes a side, the quality of those pressings was very fragile resulting in music which sounded very bland. When you used an equalizing system you could at least alter the sound a little, but it all remained very repetitive and dull. With the arrival of new wave, synths suddenly were used in a more rhythmic way and due to people like Kraftwerk and Jean Michael Jarre as well as Vangelis, electronic music suddenly got a new, younger, more accessible image than the previous more boring label which it had to carry.

Slovenian musician MarryAnn luckily is one of the latter breed, using a plethora of electronic instruments as well as rhythm composers in order to deliver kind of a funky, danceable album. It might be a little dated where certain sounds are concerned, but I quite like what I've heard. I even hear snippets of Jan Hammer woven through her compositions whilst the uptempo "Night Generation" strongly reminds me of Yellow Magic Orchestra. Surely she deserves to get recognized more as plenty of garbage gets the mega promotional treatment whereas this great sounding result is unknown to most people. I really hope this review helps MarryAnn to get a little bit of recognition and that her music, which is available both as CD-r and as MP3 downloads, finds its way to much more households.

Intolerance / Primal Instinct / Nature's Hysteria / Lost Dreams / Earth's Revenge / Ognorance Or Belief / Overheights / From Now To Eternity / Night Generation

MarryAnn - keyboards, synths, drum computers, sequencers

Intolerance (1996)
The Harmony Of The Ecstasy (2004)

Genre: Electronic

Origin SI

Added: April 19th 2005
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

Artist website:
Hits: 1966
Language: english


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