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Charlatan – Voyagers

More treats here from the Overland Shark imprint, whose Polymer Slugs release we covered but two weeks ago. Their latest offering is from Charlatan, or Brad Rose as he’s more commonly known, who counts the excellent Altar Eagle amongst his alter egos.

The album itself, Voyagers, is a self-professed interstellar exploration, which charts the journey of a craft searching for extra-terrestrial settlements. While this may seem like a slightly difficult message for an instrumental record to convey, the sonic palette he’s created does evoke the subtly shifting and expansive vistas the description conjures up.  The opening track, Svetlana, is particularly gorgeous; full of dreamy, spacey synths and a barely-there beat, the track glides serenely through its seven minutes like, well, a craft searching for extra-terrestrial settlements. Looks like he nailed it.

Image is by Sam Burford

This entry was written by Keith Urbane and published on June 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm. It’s filed under music and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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