Spacecraft

Hummel

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Joining Gerber is John Rose and Diane Timmons on synthesizers. Timmons' angelic, wordless choir vocals add an ethereal human dimension There is a definite Tangerine Dream sequenced Tangram structure to "The Summon" which comes off quite well. "Explorations In Space" is more of a Jonn Serrie/Steve Roach thing but evokes strongly the darker galactic atmospherics of Spacecraft, another Gerber, Rose, Timmons, et al project. "Galileo" returns to a sequenced T. Dream/ Kitaro snippet. "Hummel," the title track opens with phased cosmic winds and a very Edgar Froese solo feel. I heard Aqua, Stuntman, and even that T. Dream classic, Rubycon .Gerber adds guitar in this track's outro. "Dialogues of Energy" is a percussive, ethnic-tribal, chime-vibes, Water Music-ish piece with Nik Tyndall tendencies that is a nice rhythmic change-of-pace. A bit of Peter Buffet piano is woven into the crystalline passages. "Astrollenium" crawls all over you in the thick heaviness of a droning, resonant mass. Gerber solos on an overdriven, infinite-sustain guitar. Timmons' lilting and haunting voice massages your spinal column. We are treated to more of Timmons on "De Profundis" as she chant-sings a psalm in Latin.

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