Never before has Serge Blenner showed so much of his inner life. "Miroir de Soi" seems to have become his masterpiece regarding melodic enthusiasm and romantic atmosphere.
"Le Miroir" reflects how oceanic music does sound once a symphonic orchestra has fallen in love with this most reliable of the four elements. And "Janvier" as well as "Exlibris" are pure beauty, sensitive profundity and joy of life.
"Serge Blenner [...] has a unique place in the world of electronic music. His music is totally incomparable with what others do and that makes it so interesting. After he started experimenting with high-grade equipment like the PPG Wave Computer in the early eighties, his music has slowly grown into a specific sort of classical music.
"Miroir de Soi" ("Mirror Of Self") is perhaps his most classic album to date, perhaps also his most romantic. Beautiful orchestral parts, pianopieces, acoustic guitars and a lot of atmosphere have an important place on "Miroir De Soi". It surprises me that Blenner (as far as I know) isn't a well-known composer of filmmusic by now because his music is excellent suitable for this. Very beautiful are tracks like "Le Miroir" (nice melody), "Exlibris" (very romantic), "Projection" (a great recording) "Illumination" (darker), "Estival" (great samples of stringinstruments),
"Les Méandres" (could have been music of a French film from the seventies) and "Les Anges" (samples of churchbells and fine choirs). This is very special".
© 2004 Paul Rijkens, E-dition (Netherlands)
With "Miroir de Soi" Serge Blenner released again a beautiful album full of warm, romantic and classical electronic music. Like on "Virtualis" you find different atmospheres and electronic textures on "Miroir de soi", all delicately arranged. If you like the romantic and melodic side of electronic music I can recommend this album to you. And the electronic orchestrations of this unique composer are amazing.
© Douwe Fledderus - July 2004