For all lovers of stunningly adventurous dronescapes, this is a genuinely "Fantastic Journey"!!! The more you listen to it, I mean deeply devoted, the more the soundscapes embrace you!!! Great job, Anthony & Thomas, certainly one of the top releases of 2013 so far!!!
Fantastic Journey is an homage to writers such as Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and other pioneers from the early age of science fantasy.
Composed and performed using various samples, synthesisers, and field recordings by Anthony Paul Kerby (TCR) and Thomas Park (Mystified). It could perhaps be called exploratory ambient electronica. A little quirky and inventive, it is designed for some serious listening and for exercising your imagination.
Mystified :: the background
The Circular Ruins :: the foreground
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Listening to almost any Max Corbacho album, esp. of the last 5-6 years, makes 90% of the ambient music available on Bandcamp sound like cartoons. While Corbacho aspires to emulate his musical heroes, the pioneers of “desert ambient” and drone/em, that in no way takes away from the distinctiveness of his own musical voice. As on this album, where he creates beatless-but-subtly-rhythmic waves that are soothing and every bit as effective, and beautiful, as Steve Roach’s “immersion zone” releases. Paul Asbury Seaman
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Now THIS is the ultimate Christmas-gift..! Deep, soothing, comforting, and above all: classic Steve! This will be on repeat a lot.. Hopefully this will come as a CD/vinyl-release as well! Thanks Steve and best wishes from the heart. Berkdrums