releasedate: 2010, March 19th

Cadenced Haven and Gert Emmens -
Devoted Loss

Cadenced Haven ft. Gert Emmens -
Confronting Conscience

Cadenced Haven and Gert Emmens - Atmosphere Of Amalgamation

Cadenced Haven -
Reversion To The Unborn

Cadenced Haven -
Path To Phenomenon

Cadenced Haven -
Virtual Reality

Cadenced Haven ft. Gert Emmens -

Cadenced Haven -
The Silent Visit

Cadenced Haven and Gert Emmens -

Ordering and info: Groove Unlimited


Since October 2009, Gert has been collaborating with Cadenced Haven, on her debut album. After finishing the album, CH got signed at Groove Unlimited. Gert is involved in 5 tracks and edited, mixed and mastered the album.




Press Information

Groove Unlimited is proud to present “Peregrination”, the debut-album by the ambient composer, songwriter, sound designer and arranger Cadenced Haven. This pride has also to do with the fact that “Peregrination” is the very first album by a female artist on the label, Laila Quraishi. “Peregrination” means journey. Cadenced Haven has started this journey not long ago. It is yet to learn and see more in future years to come. It’s a journey of hope, desire, acrimony, love, positive attitude, nature, consciousness, humanity and other related conceptual matters. It’s a journey which has its destination built up by the power of will. There are many roads to choose from, many people to meet on the way, but the most important asset that holds the capability to remain at the end of the journey….. is our mortality.
The music by Cadenced Haven does reflect distinctive thoughts of various sorts. When she composes music, different kinds of observations about certain things in life, various kinds of experiences build up certain emotions to create an image of melody that hopes to reflect sub-consciousness of the composer and the listeners as well. Every piece of a musical note does bear individual personality. If combined together, the whole output seems to reveal another new story. Started of as a songwriter with an acoustic guitar, she has slowly moved into the realms of electronic music. “Peregrination” was created with the aid of two great artists. Susan Baird, a.k.a. Dreamaiden, made the beautiful cover art for the album. And no-one less than our “own” Gert Emmens helped her out musically. His great craftsmanship can be heard on five of the nine tracks. Every track on “Peregrination“ is an element of a story as a whole. Each track symbolises different stages and aspects of life, some are understandable but yet inexplicable to some extent and carries certain meaning of existence, individuality, personality, vision, thoughts, etc. Cadenced Haven’ music is beautiful, uplifting and relaxing. A piece like “Devoted Loss” opens with fine electronic sounds and the voice of her mother, after Gert’s excellent sequences take over. The pieces with Gert, manage to combine the individual styles of the two musicians: the melodically sequencerwork and retrosounds of Gert and the gently atmospheres and rhythms of Cadenced Haven. The best example of this is perhaps the fantastic track “Atmosphere Of Amalgamation”. Cadenced Haven’s solotracks, like “Path To Phenomenon”, “Virtual Reality” and especially “The Silent Vision” have a soft, sometimes even lounge-like, sound. And sometimes, like in “Catalysis”, the two together also manage to rock” (well, of course in a certain way). Cadenced Haven and Gert have created something very special on “Peregrination”. Let’s hope this journey will last for a long time. And let us also hope that in the future more female electronic artists manage to find their way into the family of Groove Unlimited.


Kristian Persson

The atmosphere that Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven has conjured up on ‘Peregrination’ is stunning. These two magicians knows how to make infectious EM with an exiting atmosphere that keeps the interest and excitement up from the 1st track to the last. Rarely do I get to hear such extraordinary EM like this!

The 1st track, ‘Devoted Loss’, introduces us with a woman singing “aahs and ooohs” together with some catchy sequencing mixed with perfectly balanced rhythms that keeps building with it’s infectious & cinematic feel. It has a great re-play factor, and is definitely the stand-out track on the entire CD, simply a masterpiece of it’s own! This is Gert and Cadenced Haven at their very best!
The following track called ‘Confronting Conscience’ follows up with a subtle and slow sequence that soon gets accompanied by a lush and serene rhythmic beat that is full of magic. I like how it comes along with the mystic sequencing in the background.
Coming next is ‘Atmosphere Of Amalgamation’. This one is perhaps one of the more fast-paced sequencer tracks on the CD. It has a distinctive and rapid synth approach and is sounding very much like a typical Gert Emmens track, but some of the background synth sounds has the flavor of ‘Cadenced Haven’ as well, and carries the music away nicely! Perhaps just slightly repetitive, but great sounding nevertheless!
As we get further into the world of ‘Peregrination’ we also get more and more indulged by it, and ‘Reversion To The Unborn’ shows just that. This track features a more varied style in EM, and is less focused on sequencing and more onto drums and rhythmic patterns.
‘Path To Phenomenon’ starts out in a hypnotic manner and builds on that with other nice vocal sounds and synth effects. After a while a sharp edged sequence kicks in with a background Grand piano sound that closes the track in a nice, almost classical way.
Further on, ‘Virtual Reality’ slowly emerge. Here we get to hear long, melodic sequencing, almost space-music sounding. When listening to this track, I quickly get reminded about the works of ‘Jonn Serrie’. But this track offers a more versatile style than just your ordinary space-music. It comes with swirling synth effects and other rhythmic structures, and at times a futuristic sci-fi sounding sounds appears to make things more interesting.
Next is ‘Catalysis’ and is yet another cracking sequencer track! Excellent catchy melodic sequencing and flow with top notch rhythm is what we will find here! This track and ‘Devoted Loss’ is among my favorite tracks, and they do stand out from the rest quite a bit, probably because of it’s melodic style and structure. Brilliant!
‘The Silent Visit’ (I like the name of this track a lot, very innovative!) has influences of nature, as you can clearly hear the rain pouring in the background. A very mystifying track with some haunting moments and subtle sequencing. If you like Enigma or ‘Dreamaiden’ then this is for you. It certainly has the feel and structure of a typical Enigma/Dreamaiden track. Anyway, this track is not entirely a Enigma sounding track though, it certainly has a lot more to offer the listener, and it’s obvious after the 5 min mark and onwards. Another very good track with great harmony!
So, the conclusion is the track ‘Conclusion’. As said before in my ‘Gert Emmens’- Nearest Faraway Place vol.3 review (in which this track is featured), this track has a very laid back atmosphere. It is rather cinematic and could easily be considered as a ‘End Title’ track from a film. Some nice but dark sequencing is breathing in the background and closes the album perfectly!

I would highly recommend this album for fans of ‘Gert Emmens’ music in general, and for those who are seeking something new and innovative when it comes to EM. Also, sequencer fans will have tons to enjoy here as well! This is definitely a new EM masterpiece in my collection, and I can't wait to hear more from these two very talented artists. I can't do anything else but give this album a 5 star ranking.
So, 5 stars out of 5 from me! Another infectious EM peregrination for sure! A Must buy!