Lunar Orbit Rendezvous
Ransom Note Records
TBR: 16th July
What once was LOR is now Lunar Orbit Rendezvous as Belfast based electro-smith Gregory Ferguson joins the Ransom Note party. This new LP of textured and ambient sonic exploration provides an atmospheric and cinematic backdrop to the mental adventures that arrive during relaxation. These ten tracks of dynamic and layered soundscapes reveal an oceanic sky of eternal wanderings and flight.
The first track is A Dawn. It grows on wholesome and full-bodied tones that rumble and rise in graceful motions. New tones dance and twinkle from the reflectivity like moonlight in moving deep water. As the dawn breaks, textures and shade grow and move as the illumination gradually falls into place. Next, a string ensemble breaks the silence with tuning and resonance checks, a deep and primordial energy breathes in the background. This rises into human choral tones that harmonise with the subtle melodics of Music For Spaceports. Powerful progression rises through the effortless manoeuvres as orchestral builds push through the layers.
Surges of sound ride in on tidal forces as plunges of bass tone lift and invigorate the flow. Sonic clarity holds its shape in gusty areas forlorn and touched by brief eternity. Wave Ruins sing with ancient imagination and call out to unified architecture throughout the cosmic landscape. Rushes of power and pained persistence continue into the night. On wisps of ghostly congealment the next mix shimmers into the system. A relaxing movement of pretty cords mirage into the air. Then, huge chunky synths begin to follow a simple transition of melody. Novel harmonies reflect the perspectives of tone through mirrors of journeying sound. Faith/Reason builds and grows on sunlit skies that clasp all that they hold with planetary pressures.
Watch out, it's Trouble In The Neighbourhood. This creepy title has a matching intro as spectral and ghostly atmospheres curdle into tangible holds. Tonal harmony whispers and breathes with various pressures and forms. A meandering flux of intertwining sensations river together in twisting and layered imaginaria. Next, a smooth and delicate waveform resonates into reason as brief percussive strikes frame the trajectory. Lowered eyes look forward as ribbons of charm and magic flutter through abstract patterns. Aspen Trees holds its shape through season and storm like the tree-lines that frame our home perspectives.
Luminous tones shake and shimmer through abstractive layers. A shrill and strong ray of power forms a sonic spire across the vast open space. Lights shine from the towering presence in patterns of communicative dance. Ethereal manifestations of energy soar and coalesce as Dead Experiment. Last Program Run follows, it begins quietly. A gripping run of vinyl and mechanical noises open the drama as runs of bell chime and harp echo through the corridors of dream. Gradual energy builds with synthesiser harmonies that quiver in resonant bursts. Laid-back rhythm drives forward an engineered progression through ruminative suggestions.
A transitional piece fills the penultimate position in the production. Spirals or repeating tones mirror in organic spectra briefly for This Willow. Next, euphoric and heavenly tones radiate through thick warmth and atmosphere. Gentle yet strong tones plunge their voices in with a soulful melodic phrase. High levels of reverberation sink into thickness and form as harmony caresses the joins and rhythmic nature of the music. Karesuando completes the album with grace and a composition of enchantments.
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