Botielus creates melodic symphonies and soundscapes using only synthesizers. He combines realistic traditional sounds (strings, oboe, piano, etc.) with pure synthesizer sounds - to create a virtual orchestra. His music is wonderfully unique, but has been compared to the music of
Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Enigma, Vangelis, Mike Oldfield, and Yanni.
"Phresh Ideas" is Botielus' 3rd album, and was released only a month or so after his second album "Vision Quest". He used the same synthesizer, and recording methods, so it has the same sonic qualities of "Vision Quest". The songwriting changed a bit for some of the songs, more towards a pop type format. This is opposed to many of the "Vision Quest" songs which were more like the Tangerine Dream and Jarre style (long melodic passages with different layers and melodies added - with only a few actual sections). So basically, "Phresh Ideas" is similar, yet different to "Vision Quest"! Great stuff - this is easily some of the best electronic music of this genre on CDbaby - a great, undiscovered jewel!!