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EPITAPH FOR VENUS

Galactic Explorers

 

Progressive Electronic

3.77 | 27 ratings

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Dobermensch
3 stars Probably the best of the 'fakes' on the 'Pyramid' label. This one's just too smooth and clear for a 1972 recording. And I'm afraid they don't fool me with that very 1972 cover either! '

Startlingly similar to old electronic 'Popol Vuh', 'Epitaph for Venus' is a quiet, meditative and fairly dark electronic recording with no drums, bass or guitar, although some metallic percussion does enter the fray later on.

Very hypnotic and unobtrusive but never dull, it meanders along at it's own pace without any sense of urgency. That's not a bad thing - far from it. Outside influences are not present and they certainly couldn't have expected glory and stardom with this recording. It's like a self contained album in it's own right, disconnected from pretty much everything that was happening in 1972.

'Epitaph for Venus' sounds quite similar to some of Robert Rich's recordings made the 90's, only this is done using old 70's analogue instruments. It's all a bit like listening to a game of Space Invaders underwater!

Fans of early Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze should definitely check this out as it's full of bloops and bleeps although not in the arpeggiator style that the aforementioned are famous for. This sounds a bit more random.

A competent album that hangs together very nicely and displays a consistently dark and murky atmosphere. 'The Galactic Explorers' set out with a goal and didn't deviate from the path they chose.

Dobermensch | 3/5 |

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