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The Quiet One
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5 stars New Age of Space (aka: MESMERIZING!)

Both, the debut and the sophomore effort by Manuel Göttsching's solo outfit, Ashra, are simply sublime spacey, electronic albums which were meant to be heard by astronauts. The debut even more so than Blackouts, and that's something hard to do!

Blackouts, Manuel's second album, was really spacey but also rather robotic-sounding, yet it had Göttsching's guitar far more present than it is in New Age of Earth, a feature that was really a bonus. Manuel, however, accomplished far more aural and spacey music (not psych) in New Age of Earth. The music in this album is undoubtedly the perfect music if you're going to go on a spaceship, it has a singular tranquil and mesmerizing atmosphere you expect from outer-space: there's nothing out there other than plasma and far, far away you can see the stars and planets, it all just seems to trap you in a chilling and unadvertised way.

Ashra's music is definitely not demanding, there's nothing really complex or really adventurous in this kind of electronic music, yet sometimes simplicity and a damn brilliant atmosphere is just needed to give a wonderful and unique experience to the listener, and the 4 instrumental mesmerizers from this album deliver you that, indeed a unique listening experience.

A masterpiece of ''hypnotizing music": recommended to anyone who wants some of the best 'sleep'/'space- travelling' music. Just in case: no I do not do drugs.

If you can't stand non-rock music at all, I still recommend you this album for sleep-use only, you won't be dissapointed.

The Quiet One | 5/5 |


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