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Glenn Main / Press

“Glenn Main has carved a niche for himself in producing clean-cut, no-nonsense, cheerful, melodic electronic music somewhere between Jean Michel Jarre, Andy Pickford and what's released on MellowJet. There's also a unique "Glenn" style to the music. Most tracks are bouncier and more poppy than the average Jarre track, which is something I feel often is missing in this kind of music. This album is by far the most mature and developed of Glenn's three albums. Boundaries are being pushed compared to the two previous albums, and what we get is a clean, clever and creative album that's using the tricks of the trade (vocoders, guest singers, etc.) to great length. It's not easy to create a niche of your own and stay true to it, while still think out of the box, but for what this album tries to be, it's just too well crafted to be ignored. Highlights: Total meltdown, Ice tunes, Iceman's melody. ”

“Glenn's music is highly professional and well-written. I can honestly not say that Jarre's Chronologie is better than Glenn's Electronic Secret, which can either mean that Glenn is a very good musician, or that Jarre's music is very simple and uncomplicated and can be "copied" with just a bit of technical knowledge. I guess the answer is somewhere in between those two. I also think I see a lot or irony in Glenn's music. He is doing this with a smile on his face, and he is doing it good. The 49 minutes of music on Electronic Secret offer a very pleasing listening experience. ”

“Fans of the classic synth music of Jean Michel Jarre may want to get familiar with Norway’s Glenn Henriksen, aka Glenn. He sent us a copy of his 2008 album Electronic Secret, a 10-part suite of electronic instrumentals that he describes as “Nice chill Electronic music with a touch of Jean Michel Jarre, Kitaro, Vangelis ….” In other words – his music is inspired by the late 70’s-early 80’s golden age of synth music. Of the influences that Henriksen notes, the most obvious is Jarre. Henriksen’s obvious affection for Jarre’s music may excite some and turn off others, but, for fans of classic synth music, Electronic Secret deserves attention on its own merits. The album is made up of 10 songs in a continuous mix. The songs are melodically focused, with simple themes that are repeated with various instrumental combinations. Henriksen creates interest through tasteful arrangements and his choice of sounds, rather than from fiery solos. ”

“The name Glenn Henriksen was totally unknown to me when I discovered his music about a year ago. I found his album Electronic Secret very enjoyable and professional, and only a year later, his second CD Message is here. On this concept album Glenn has composed ten musical messages to different parts of the world. The album is dedicated to "people who are curious about the universe and all its unanswered questions". Message starts with a great melody-line very similar to the music on Electronic Secret, a Jarre-like "choir" included.It's already clear that Glenn is just as good on themes and melodies as on the previous CD. As a whole Message is another enjoyable disc from Glenn Henriksen. Not too original, but his musical talent and understanding should be clear for everyone into melodic electronic music. ”

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