(Another Planet Records)
From Aural Innovations #37 (Sep 2007)
Alien Tape is an experimental collaboration between Australian musician Andrew
McIntosh and U.S. based Richard Wixner. SUB ETHER RADIO intense noisy drone,
pulses, many strange noises, burbling backwards plinkage! Loud space flourishes
on top, with pleasant meditative gurgling underneath. INDUSTRIALIZATION a change
of pace with uptempo noisy manic industrial blurping and blipping....Is it great
or annoying? Somewhere in between I guess! LUNAR WINE BAR very cool stereo effect
of duelling percussionists with electronic squall on top! Yes, very nice, I
like the song title too! Impressive track, my fave so far! METALLIC HAZE intense
mystical drone. Great!! More and more, better and better....PRIESTS OF URANUS
echoed trippiness, loud flourishes of white noise. Gets more and more intense,
wow! Pretty impressive!! March of the maniacal experimental robots. PLANET RISE
OVER prog rocky keyboard drones and flourishes. Sounds like 1975 Tangerine Dream!
Clickin' and clackin' down the experimental tracks! ANCIENT MARTIAN BURIAL RIGHTS
cool title, cool music...more intense experimental space improv! Yes, yes, bring
it on!! Shimmering otherworldliness!!! STORMATRON sounds like a stormatron exactly!!
Whatever that is?! Yes, big ominous loud swelling stormatronics! Man, Andrew
and Richard are really "gettin' it" on this track! LOST ON CALLISTO
Middle Eastern stillness, spiritual pluckage with the drone, then effected female
vocal! Very very impressive! A whole CD of just this would be nice!
For more information you can visit the band’s web site at
Reviewed by Carlton Crutcher