The Flying Dutchman is the solo experimental project of Hanyo
Van Oosterom. Guest musicians and vocalists are also credited on this
Dark, cold, dreary, funky and minimalistic are some words that describe
the music offered on this disc. At times the pace picks up as well with
more beats and melodies. Maybe think of Delerium slowed down to almost
a crawl and you can start to get an idea of what is offered here. But
this is a little more experimental than Delerium.
The songs are made up of various sounds, funky bass beats, dramatic melodies
and spoken word. Since there is slight structure here, and the music is
rather full and textured, I did find this CD interesting to listen through.
While itís not really my thing, I still have to admit that itís rather well
done and creative.
Thereís not a lot of differences from one track to the next. Everything does
pretty much stick to the same style throughout this album. But there are
slight changes and variations in the compositions allowing them to be
distinguished from one another.
If you enjoy ambient music with a touch of experimentation, this is probably
a CD you will like.