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2.91 | 23 ratings

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3 stars My impression of Cybotron's music has always been that they largely relied on what were then novel sounds to carry what were otherwise quite conventional compositions. This first album doesn't entirely dissuade me from that view - the harmonic language is almost consistently tonal (apart from a section in "Sonic Overide") and the rhythm reasonably conventional, it's generally failry conventional minimalist composition, though that's not necessarily a bad thing, minimalism at it's best has a hypnotic effect on this listener and that's often the case here, helped by the consciously cosmic sounds. The best tracks are the longer works on the second side, "Parameters of Consciousness" and "Sonic Overide". The CD re-release by Dual Planet has a completely unidentified sixth track which is also quite interesting. It's probably not that outstanding in the context of 70s electronic prog more generally, but if you're at all interested in that sub-genre you should enjoy this.
sl75 | 3/5 |


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