The Jupiter Menace is a soundtrack by Larry Fast, aka Synergy. The original recordings were all analog. Fast remastered the music from unequalized and uncompressed studio mixes. The digital version is crisp and clean. The music itself is pure Berlin school space music. The producers and directors of the film wanted to use Gustav Holst's The Planets, but could not get permission. Fast borrowed some from Tomita's version of that opus and built a triumphant and dynamic spacescape from the opening chords. He also used some compositions from his own releases to top the set. The atmospheres are scary and ominous. The pace is quick and the stage is large. Fast's huge walls of sound are heavily sequenced and full of experimental sounds. This disc will appeal to fans of Jean Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze, Ron Boots, Ian Boddy and Tangerine Dream. It is Fast's best and most emotional CD. It is essential for all e-music fans.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts
|The Jupiter Menace, film score|