Megabyte

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Recently re-released on CD, the debut album by the mysterious European group Megabyte remains an underground classic for its high-energy psychedelic techno space rock sound. Operating under aliases for contractual reasons, A. Mega and B. Byte create fantasy electronic soundscapes built on dynamic grooves made up of layered synthesizers, wailing guitar and exciting percussion rhythms. Whether using ultra catchy melody lines, as in the title track, or venturing into highly experimental sound collages, as in "Secret Destination (The Flight of Mathias Rust)," Megabyte's music is stimulating and multi-faceted, full of trippy sound effects and explorations that draw the listener into a world of sonic mind expansion.

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