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3.92 | 94 ratings

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5 stars It's hard to review an album like this. Judging from the lack of reviews here, I don't think I am alone in feeling this way.

The album doesn't have melodies, or songs you can hum. That presents a problem for a lot of people, and I can understand that. However, for music that is really just hypnotic, pulsating soundscapes, this album is very nice to listen to. It holds my attention in a way that most other music of this nature doesn't. It's all instrumental, non-percussive sound generated mostly with synthesizers, guitars, organs and various gadgets Conny Plank knew how to work. Not totally unlike their first album as Cluster, this gives the feeling of music from the future, music from the deepest bowels of outer space. It's the soundtrack to peaceful nightmares. It's absolutely gobsmackingly great.

In a nutshell, it's Post Rock from a time before anyone ever imagined such a thing could exist. It could be issued today and still sound vital. This music, unlike much of Cluster's other work, has not dated at all.

Kronz | 5/5 |


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