This album is a first-rate Teutonic sound fest for fans of Klaus Schulze and the like!
Volume 2 sees a more contemporary feel and it is definitely one of INDRA’s most up tempo hard edged work. These two albums (THE CALL OF SHIVA – vol.1 and THE CALL OF SHIVA – vol.2) can be definitely recommended as the ideal starting point (along with ECHO IN TIME) for those wishing to mine the vast riches of INDRA’s work.
SIGNS is a melodic synth album that blends several influences into a cohesive whole – influences that cover a wide spectrum of electronic music, past and present. There’s space music, a touch of Vangelis, a touch of Jarre, and some Enigma. An album which takes us by surprise with its plurality of genres! From the classic Berlin School, passing through meditative and ambiental, to the new Berlin School, the music imprints the feeling and desire to listen to it again and again.
The album gather four distinct parts: spacey, dance/techno, meditative and Berlin School style. A complex and very interesting approach.
The roots of the album may be in classic EM of the accessible Jarre or Tangerine Dream kind but there can be found funkiness and grooves which give this album an edge over the more traditional kinds of EM being churned out by many artists.
It should appeal to EM fans looking for something with a little extra oomph!
The lovely music of this album helps to a calmer state of mind. Ideal for true listening or minimally distracting background, this is surely a work that will be appreciated by all but the flinty hearted.
This album sees INDRA in atmospheric EM mode rather than Berlin School and uptempo styles that characterize some of his other re-released works.