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4.02 | 182 ratings

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5 stars Considering that most of the progressive electronic that I listen to is generally gloomy, doomy, dark and oppresing, this beautiful and soothing Ashra album, New Age of Earth, was very much welcomed into my life with an open heart. I'm not familiar with much Ash Ra Tempel, but I know it doesn't sound anything like New Age of Earth. I've learned that coming by optimistic sounding progressive electronic that also happens to be good is very unlikely, and whenever I find an album with both qualities together I rejoice.

Hypnotic, simple, and warm are the words that I would use to describe the sound and mood of the album. Simple, catchy, and hypnotic guitar loops intertwine with with thin sounding synthesizers and a rich spacey atmosphere gently warmed by the suns soothing rays. "Nightdust", though, isn't as warm and optimistic as the first three tracks. I'd liken this track to the sound of a more interesting and electronically enhanced Pink Floyd - very slow, psychedelic, and moody with a deep spatial atmosphere.

This album is really great. I've come to realize that bands that are offshoots of other bands tend to not be so hot, so I definitely prepared myself for a letdown with this album. Fortunately, this album is amazing, and I can't stop listening to it.

colorofmoney91 | 5/5 |


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