Review by DjBatman|
4 stars out of 4
This excellent album put together by brothers Phil & Paul Hartnoll
consecrates them among the geniuses of electronic music in the late 90's.
"The girl with the sun in her head", dedicated to photographer
Sally Harding recorded using Greenpeace's solar-powered generator called
Cyrus is simply a jewel. The atmospheres in some of the other tracks
seem to combine a mixture of electrified oriental music
("P.E.T.R.O.L." opens with a gong sample) and spacey sounds.
The percussions sometimes recall drum machines from the 80's, while in
"The Box" we enter the realm of atmospheric jungle. Melody and
rhythm are always going well together, as the Hartnoll brothers create
their aural ambients. The final "Out there somewhere" (presented
in two parts, like "The Box") begins as a moody and apparently
simple track... and ends in a sort of huge electronic symphony.