Ride the Solar Tide
Liftoff, and the sudden realisation smacks home. It's time to go. The pulse of a distant siren recommends caution, and the key choice sheers a level cliff of musical poise upon our sensations. We are relaxed, tied down to a chair and with G forces rising, the music starts to draw us in. And this is all anticipation, as we then hear the all powerful countdown. Something happens inside us, we feel a weight lift from within as something changes in the music.
If we look out in all directions at once, and observe the visible universe, we technically stand in the very centre. Some have even said that there is no universe outside of what we see, but who knows. Everything goes back in time, it's much bigger than the Hubble pictures which capture light from millions and millions of years ago. It's moving fast. We are the Centre of the Universe. Everything is the centre of the universe, from where it is. Lets just get over ourselves and realise that we need to get doing and being if there is any life in us at all. Centre ourselves, put the universe in its place, and all falls together with a little effort. The track puts this paradox to us very well.
Electronic pulsations and sky-bound fuzzy strings sweep away the heaviness of the previous instalment, and with the vocals coming through in a much clearer and familiar way, the sensations drift again into a new bearing. I do like boiled rice, but it's only good with other things. Listen to the album to understand.
Space age titles keep coming at us, like stray asteroids of modern culture. Mixing over to the sounds made from modern methods, the scene truly is cosmic. Pitch bending wavering peaks top the crust like double cream. Dark Energy indeed, the vocal effects shiver somewhere inside me. Phase barriers keep the focus glazed but keep everything relatively in line, guidance is internal - as it happens.
Subtle use of the audio clip and sample add the cold water of digital to occasionally tamper down the swelling forces that naturally brew while listening to this album. It has a distinct warmth to it that does sometimes cause us to gag for air. We are in a space adventure, and the crafting of the journey ensures we at least get a taste of what it is about.