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Pseudo/Sentai - Blue Solo Mission: Making a Hole in the Center of the First Outside Planet CD (album) cover




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2.71 | 5 ratings

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3 stars So this is my second taste of Pseudo/Sentai, and while I was very keen on their latest EP - this new single may prove to be even more seductive to these ears(even if it is released as a solo mission by band member Blue). Just remember that 'these ears' have a weakness for electronic music - music that surfs and rides fluidly over- tops this beautiful surge of robotic power. Sure, you often get the exact opposite in the ambient uncouth industrial corners of the genre, but with this track, Making a Hole in the Center of the First Outside Planet, you get an overpowering feeling of being slingshot right into the very title of the track with buzzing fire thrusters and a nearby church organist, who's finally gone completely fishing, circling round in small neat, and yet blurry disturbing sound patterns.

Sounds like an engaging, if not slightly deranged electronic seaman ditty - y'know the ones you hear way out west in the blue deserts, where folks say AYE and GUVNOR?................. - in fact all of this track oozes a maritime feel, even if we're setting off for the first outside planet. I guess we're sailing after all eh? Gotta love those beautiful golden sun sails shimmering in the deep blackness of space. If I close my eyes, I can almost feel those exact images riding alongside this highly shimmering sailor tune. In a matter of 3 minutes 18 seconds you get all of this handed over to you merely through the sounds of a synth and a mouth. Great partnership, and I for one am looking very much forward to hear what these two cats can come up with in the future, especially when they pair up with the rest of the band who additionally have both musical skills and mouths to boot.

Coupled together with the eclectic and at times avantguardistic Indie rock of this band, this new little experiment could be something quite astonishing. I am not sure I want to award 4 stars to a single track, but rest assured I dig the heel out of it. Really really dig the heel out of it baby....

Guldbamsen | 3/5 |


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