Spacetime Continuum - Emit Ecaps

Year of Release: 1996
Label: Astralwerks
Catalog Number: ASW6147-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 61:30:00

Not really progessive in the "classic" sense (i.e., in comparison to Yes, et al), but more in the dictionary sense. A unique blend of sound and atmosphere, at once relaxed and tense.

On the second track, "Kairo," we hear, over rapid, short percussive bursts, keyboard notes pecked out that seem to be almost headed into a jazzy riff - "Putting On The Ritz" comes to mind. There is some bass work here though that more than just hints at jazz, the deep thumps beating perfectly against the keys. And what is that keening just under the surface?

There is an edginess on this track, as if something is just about to happen, something big and boistrous, and yet something else is keeping it in check.

This is the almost perfect accompaniment for kicking back, closing your eyes, and letting your mind meander along psychelic waters. Almost, because the mind-images generated are more neon than pastel.

[This review originally appeared in the Quick Takes section of the what was Progressive Music Review, which was later folded into - ed.]

Iform (6:42) / Kairo (11:48) / Simm City (2:51) / Funkyar (5:36) / Swing Fantasy (6:58) / Out Here (4:39) / Vertigo (7:29) / Twister (4:19) / Pod (6:26) / String of Pearls (6:42)

Jonah Sharp - programming

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Emit Ecaps (1996)
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Genre: Electronic

Origin US

Added: July 25th 1999
Reviewer: Stephanie Sollow
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