Alien Planetscapes- A Visitation
(Primecuts Recording PRME61)
From Aural Innovations #36 (April 2007)
A Visitation was originally released on the Xkurzhen Sound label on cassette in 1988. Primecuts Recordings has remastered the original tape and added an extra bonus track, providing 46 minutes of spaced out improvised electronic madness. The first two tracks feature Doug Walker and Carl Howard on as many synthesizers as they could get their hands on. The 3rd track is recorded by Michael Thomas Jackson. These 3 tracks are all based on sequences of sounds produced by banks of synthesizers masterfully played by experts. Very challenging but quite cool music, if you really open your mind real wide (much wider than you can open your mouth!).
For more information you can visit the Alien Planetscapes web site at: http://www.alienplanetscapes.com
Visit the Prime Cuts Recordings web site at: http://www.microearth.com/jackson
Reviewed by Scott Heller