Steve Hauschildt – Tragedy & Geometry
When most people think of music solely built up of electronic sounds and patterns, they will think of some of the grueling aspects of music, I am of course talking about Dubstep or EDM music, but in this case those people would be wide of the mark. Normally you can only achieve a certain result when composing an electronic based album; lots of beats and repetition you are normally very limited unless you are exceptionally talented. Steve Hauschildt smashes those limitations and boundaries by turning this genre of music into an art form similar to classical music with his album Tragedy & Geometry.
To truly understand want I meant by ‘art form’ you have to listen to this album, Steve turns the simplest of electronic sounds into an incredible influential aura that would have you believe that instead of listening to one man and his music you are listening to an entire orchestra. this music defines beauty and this can really be heard in the self-titled track of the album; ‘Tragedy & Geometry’, complete with highs and lows: this melancholy track has the power to submerge you into a state of complete relaxation.
The first track on the album ‘Polyhymnia’ is an ambient track that captures the essence of many artists from the 70s and even the last 30 years that gave real meaning and brilliance to this type of atmospheric music, this can also be seen and truly appreciated in the track ‘Already Replaced’.
Repetition of certain sounds, tempos and rhythm can fool you into thinking you are still listening to the same track. if you are listening to this record as a fan of ambient and atmospheric music then the limitations of Hauschildt’s compositions will be less noticeable – but for those less informed it can be a long-tedious journey.
Hauschildt creates and composes incredibly melancholy and diaphanous music – which has the power to transform the world around you into a uniquely beautifully and warming wonderland. But this type of music isn’t for everyone and many won’t recognize the potential of this style of music due to the limitations of the genre. Overall Steve Hauschildt has made a triumphant record; and while ‘Tragedy & Geometry’ may not be perfect it is defiantly on the road to perfection.
Steve Hauschildt – Album Preview