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MIDNIGHT IN SPACE

Hydrus

 

Progressive Electronic

3.94 | 13 ratings

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Epignosis
Special Collaborator
Eclectic Prog Team
3 stars Quite an intriguing title, given that our terrestrial measures of temporality lose significance outside of our planet. What's even more intriguing is the music: Vast, ethereal, and otherworldly- only lacking clear direction much of the time.

"Midnight in Space" Dreamy and at times unsettling, this piece evokes the vastness of outer space, all the while maintaining a tranquility in response to the emptiness of it. The sparkling piano indicates that there is at least some life- and hope- in the void.

"Hibernation" Pairing cold mechanical tones with a galactic siren, the introduction of the album's longest piece contains a variety of fluid passages and electronic sounds reminiscent of an arcade from the time. Eventually it settles into an unexpected and short-lived jazzy section before returning to its feminine beginning.

"Earth Calling Space" Zephyrs die down, leaving the listener with the impression of moving through a lifeless patch of the universe. Only a quirky batch of electronic tones interrupts this.

"Milky Way" Thin organ and dark lonely sounds give way to the most upbeat passage on the album, a psychedelic jam that is borderline disco.

"The 2 Planets" Initially a harsher piece, this eventually tones down into the calmest experience on the record, with soft tones and a swirling backdrop.

"Space Link-up" Waxing passages, filled with bass guitar and piano, the piece eventually wanes into further serene washes of sound, culminating in one final jazzy excursion.

Epignosis | 3/5 |

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