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3.27 | 58 ratings | 15 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Garden of Paradise (23:15)
2. Four ever rainbow (20:30)

Total Time: 43:45

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Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Hillage / electric & glissando guitars, electric piano, synthesizers
- Rupert Atwill / Eventide harmonizer (2)
- Miquette Giraudy / electric piano, ARP omni, sequencers, Tibetan bells

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LP (1979)

CD Virgin Records CDVR 1 (1990)

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STEVE HILLAGE Rainbow Dome Musick ratings distribution


3.27
(58 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
11%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(30%)
30%
Good, but non-essential (28%)
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Collectors/fans only (25%)
25%
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)
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Review by corbet
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3 stars If you like music that floats, you like this album. There are no vocals, no drums, no songs... just two long tracks of pure floating sound. The instrumentation is basically synthesizer and guitar. The synths (handled by Hillage and his girlfriend) burble and flutter in endless washes of blissful color, while Hillage's serene electric guitar tones glide in and out of the mix, almost imperceptibly. The two tracks each have their own distinct flavor, and each is especially honed for those moods that call for this type of music ("floaty," remember). When it's time to float, this album, or some of Ash Ra Tempel's later works, are usually what I grab first. If you know what I'm talking about, get this album.

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Posted Saturday, January 24, 2004

Review by Sean Trane
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2 stars Only my respect for the third Steve H. (after Hackett and Howe) stops me from destroying this one as this is some sort of new age but then again the titles , the covers and the lenght of the numbers were good hints even if you had never heard this before.

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Review by Proghead
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4 stars I was a bit hesitant buying this album, being released in 1979, an era of punk, disco and new wave. But I'm glad I did. Here HILLAGE does something completely different from what he did before and go totally electronic. It's him on guitar" onmouseover="window.status='guitar'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">guitar and synthesizers, and Miquette Giraudy (his wife? his girlfriend?) providing additional synthesizers. This album is often thought of as trance or chillout, and it's from 1979! Yes, there is a hypnotic quality to it, and no doubt '70s electronic fans should enjoy this album. I love the opening of "Garden of Paradise". It starts off with the sound of flowing water, with some dreamy use of electric piano'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">electric piano. Eventually a synth pattern starts and continues on, with string synths in the background, creating a hypnotic effect. HILLAGE's guitar pops up. "Four Ever Rainbow" is a really mindblowing piece, really dramatic with HILLAGE giving us a lot of glissando guitar. Just imagine GONG stripped of its vocals, drums, and wind instruments, with just synthesizers, glissando guitar, and some guitar, and this is sorta of an idea you'll get with "Rainbow Dome Musick". The album was named "Rainbow Dome Musick" because it was intended for a festival in London called the Festival for Mind, Body, Spirit in which the "Rainbow Dome..." was one of the attractions. Great stuff.

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Review by Trotsky
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2 stars There's a decent probability that you'll come to this album having been mightily impressed by Hillage's work during the classic Gong "Flying Teapot trilogy" phase. You may even have been blown away by Khan or some of Hillage's earlier solo works like Fish Rising or L. Or perhaps Rainbow Dome Musick is your first taste of one of the relatively unsung heroes of prog.

Whatever the circumstances, you're likely to be disappointed. For Rainbow Dome Musick is a distinct departure from everything that preceeded it. In fact, it's nothing short of a prototype for a New Age album. While it does contain snatches of Steve's guitar melded with Miquette Giraudy's airy synth work, there are none of the breezy jams that Hillage has come to be known for. Instead Rainbow Dome Musick is best defined by the six minutes of running water that forms the introduction of the first of the two pieces here, Garden Of Paradise.

Both the 20-plus minute tracks are richly woven multi-layered New Age soundscapes, with nary a proper solo (or even a rhythm section!) to enliven proceedings. The ethereal mellow spacey mood is just way too low-key for my liking. This album was recorded at Om in January 1979 for the festival for Mind-Body-Spirit and dedicated "to the universal spirit of New Age synthesis" and boy does that show! I can imagine that it would only appeal to hardcore fans of Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno and/or Vangelis, and I am not one. Perhaps this album may have seemed progressive back in 1979, but to me, this remains a novelty album of interest to those who wish to hear the genesis of what we now know as New Age music. ... 29% on the MPV scale

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Review by Evolver
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2 stars Back in the days when I used to play in bands, and even owned a few keyboards, we had a name for this type of music: noodling. It was extremely easy to come up with spacey sounds, and stretch it out for long periods of time. In the eighties this sort of fluff was given a new name, and developed a strong following as "new age". Now I understand that Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy made this music for a new age festival of some sort, but that doesn't make this any easier to listen to.

At least the first track, Garden of Paradise has a guitar solo to liven it up. Otherwise, this is backround noise, nothing more.

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Review by Tom Ozric
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4 stars Guitarist Steve Hillage has almost done more for space travel than Neil Armstrong, and this spacious release entitled 'Rainbow Dome Musick' may well confirm that. Our favourite Hippie and his synth-tweeking partner Miquette Giraudy recorded two side-long pieces for the Rainbow Dome at the festival for Mind-Body-Spirit in April of 1979, so this does have a 'New Age' leaning but doesn't lend itself to be relegated as mere meditational back-drop, these are thoughtfully constructed, passionately arranged and performed slabs of spacey colour and emotion. Of course, one has to enjoy this sort of thing in the first place, and, more often than not, patience is rewarded. The A-side features Miquette's 'Garden of Paradise', and contains many layers of ARP synths, Rhodes e-piano and some delicate lead guitaring. Never in a hurry to get anywhere, its atmospheres are lush and tranquil. For those unfamiliar with Gliss- Guitar, this is a technique where a 'device', such as a guitar's whammy-bar (or tent peg, or screw-driver etc.) is rubbed up and down over the guitar strings on the fretboard. When the sound produced has been treated with tons of delay and reverb effects it creates this incredible, magical, sustained sound. The 'device' can be slid up and down the fretboard, and depending on the angle of the 'device', it can cover chordal or solo lines. An E-Bow is similar but never sounds as smooth. So, Steve's piece, 'Four Ever Rainbow', is dominated with these cosmic guitar Glissandos as well as a droning synth core. Towards the latter half, chirping synths come to the fore. These 20 minutes pass by rather quickly. If I may relate an anecdote - once whilst listening to this track, at one point the backing glissando was sliding up note by note, gradually becoming thicker and fatter in sound, and I had the feeling I was hovering a few inches off the floor. Wow, I'm levitating !! It lasted a few seconds but it happened, and without the aid of any chemical enhancements. Or, I may have been drifting off to sleep.......This is pure symphonic Gliss like no other. At any rate, yet another excellent and effective album from the Electrick Gypsy. 4 stars.

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Review by Warthur
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4 stars A shift over into progressive electronic New Age realms, and the missing link between Steve's solo career and the later System 7 work. Like System 7, the album is a full collaboration between Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, who composes the entirety of side 1, and like System 7 it was originally conceived as chillout music, in this case for a mind-body-spirit festival in London. (In fact, System 7 came about when Steve realised that UK nightclub DJs were incorporating elements of this album into their chillout sets.) If you want placid and tranquil relaxation music, it's a pretty good example of the form, though it does require a bit of patience - both tracks take a while to get going, but they're great when they do.

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4 stars Sitting "Rainbow Dome" in the Canterbury scene because Steve Hillage comes from there; is quiet undeserving; not because there is something wrong with that scene; but mainly because this effort goes beyond that sole stage, This work will also be sitted more comfortably among the electronic-prog peop ... (read more)

Report this review (#975371) | Posted by admireArt | Monday, June 10, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A beautiful, pastoral, electronic ambient recording. Now 33 years old, it hasn't dated much at all. Vocal free and quite unlike anything else in Steve Hillage's catalogue, 'Rainbow Dome Music' is a beatless journey through sunny countryside where you might want to stop, have a cup of tea, eat ... (read more)

Report this review (#609757) | Posted by Dobermensch | Saturday, January 14, 2012 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Rainbow Dome Music, recorded by Steve Hillage especially for the Festival For Mind, Body and Spirit way back in January 1979 has been in my collection for a hell of a long time. The album was in fact played by Dr Alex Paterson (no relation!) of The Orb at his legendary chillout sets back in the ... (read more)

Report this review (#196513) | Posted by Roj | Wednesday, December 31, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars It's not very fair to review the album as progressive rock because it just isn't progressive rock. It would be like classifying Snow Patrol's latest album as progressive rock simply because the last track is over 16min long. As an album of new age/ambient music, it is among the best I've hea ... (read more)

Report this review (#187782) | Posted by coldsun | Monday, November 03, 2008 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This recording marks a distinct change in musical direction and finds Steve presenting what essentially amounts to an early New Age/ambient recording. For those who delight in subtle textures and atmospheres, this entrancing and hypnotic mood piece will soothe and satisfy. It is a fine represe ... (read more)

Report this review (#152114) | Posted by LARKSTONGUE | Wednesday, November 21, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars By far Hillages best post Gong Lp this is an ambient masterpiece. It is also the first LP by Hillage post Fish rising with acceptable lyrics IE none. Miquette Giraudy Finally out grows her rather cruel Didier "Bloom" inspired nickname of the cosmic camel and shows what a very competent synthe ... (read more)

Report this review (#92761) | Posted by burgersoft777 | Saturday, September 30, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I just don't know, why i like this album.. There aren't Steve's guitar solos and it doesn't look like early works in their traditional prog sounds. Rainbow Dome Music has a good music's atmosphere with some space effects, typical for new genre at that time - "progressive electronic". I can't stop ... (read more)

Report this review (#89757) | Posted by | Saturday, September 16, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Hey, just thought id add the info that this album was recorded for th 'Rainbow Dome' at the first mind-body-spirit festival, and it was the guy from the Orb playing this in a club which led to Steve forming System 7 with him and various others. If you want a prog ROCK album, id look at one of ... (read more)

Report this review (#25847) | Posted by | Wednesday, May 26, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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