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Thursday, May 26, 2011

An Astromusical Odyssey Sounds Galactic

Round Trip Mars
An Astromusical Odyssey
Sounds Galactic
Phase 4 Stereo Spectacular
London SP 44154
1971

Elegant gatefold jacket featuring almost no copy including on the inside of the jacket.

Nice blend of easy easy listening and "space" effects including non "computer" related effects such as flanging. You will hear computer generated effects which very easily could have been sampled from other electronica recordings, because they seem to be a bit "shoe-horned" into the arrangements. One of the more beautiful tracks, Clair De Lune features no effects at all. Other tracks seem a tad cheesy... in the good early light pop 70s way.

Round Trip Mars, the last track on side 2 seems to be the most cohesive blend of orchestra and effects.

Fun stuff and a nice addition to the collection.

1 comment:

  1. I love this and the track you have chosen. I was curious about this one when you played something from it in a video. I'd love to find this.

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