An incredible journey into the inner-space of analog synthesis. Soothing, pleasant, hypnotic and manic are thoughts of the day. This cosmic oozing mess of layered sequencers as swirling syrupy frequencies come raining down. Raglani serves up some sickly sweet synthy songs and Outer Space forge a thick gooey side long track of psychedelic electronic mind muck.
John is in another band called Emeralds
Guest appearance by C.Spencer Yeh on Raglani's "Heart Of Glass" adding a slice of nice on the violin.
Artwork and layout by Jeremy Kannapell.
Edition of 500 copies in pro-press full color jackets and insert.
For fans of early Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk & Nik Pascal.
Release date August 19, 2010!
VITAL WEEKLY Oct. 2010
Two sides of the cosmic coin are presented on this record. On one side we find Raglani, of whom we reviewed music before (see Vital Weekly 623 for instance) and on the other side Outer Space. Both play the uberhip cosmic music card. There are differences. Outer Space solely uses things with keys: Moog Voyager OS, Korg M10, Moog Opus 3, while Raglani adds bongos, acoustic guitar, melodica and field recordings. Of the two Outer Space is the more simplified version of cosmic music of the two. Things bubble nicely, along the various oscillations applied in this music. Its not a bad piece (in two parts), but perhaps something that anybody could attempt to create when sitting behind two keyboards. There is a certain depth missing here. Raglani does things better, more depth and with some more variation. Arppeggio’s play an important role in his three pieces, creating that swirling type of synth music that cosmic just happens to be. Perhaps the pieces are a bit too short and end quite
abruptly, which is a bit of a bummer. Now you know why Tangerine Dream did this sort of thing on one side of record, so two in stead of three would have been great. Raglani’s side is great and Outer Space is fine. To be continued I guess. (FdW)