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Erik Seifert – Astronomical Unit “What Planetarium Music Is All About”

When I listen to this CD late at night, alone, It doesn’t take long before I’m out there, circulating in orbit. This is indeed astonishing space music of the highest order available. But despite that, I still consider this CD to be more of a long seamless ‘Intro’ to what’s coming next. And bear in mind, this is a “Live” recording, recorded live at ‘Bochum Planetarium’.

The Opening Track called ‘Prologue’ is a very evocative piece, and contains some very nice shimmerings and sampled voices throughout which stands out from the rest of the tracks. Also some superb high quality ‘explosions’ can be heard, and it doesnt take long before you get immersed and transported to a faraway land, or more likely, deep space.

‘Prologue’ is followed by another 8 tracks, and each of them rolls into one another and makes this album a non-stop cosmic journey. Everything is so well structured and follows the concept of this album in a gorgeous way all the way through. To be honest, I’ve never heard anything like it before!.

To mention a highlight on this CD, then it would be the incredible track ‘Astronomincal Distance 3’. A highly effective and floating piece, which contains some very haunting/lush sounds and creative synthesised speech that is indeed captivating. This album is absolutely well done, and I can’t see one single reason not to buy it if you are a hard-core fan of spacious music with some sampled speech thrown in the mix.

Start here if you want to know what Planetarium Music is all about, and after this, continue your voyage with Telomere’s album ‘Zoetosis’. Life will never become the same again!

Don’t hesitate. This is a MUST HAVE CD!

March 22, 2010 - Posted by | Space Music |

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