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All India Radio — Space
((Not on label) no#, 2018, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2018-08-22

Space Cover art

Australian band All India Radio is back again with a new album, Space. 45 years ago, veteran British artist David A. Hardy was commissioned by Pink Floyd to paint the cover art for their Dark Side of the Moon. But as we all know, the iconic prism art was chosen. David has always wanted his painting to appear on an album, and it finally has on Space. The album is a collection of eight instrumental and vocal tracks. Most are slow dreamy and delicate ambient electronic tracks with some slide guitar thrown in from time to time. There is a bit of influence from Techno and the Berlin School with electronic percussion and sequencers. For me, the only track that invokes space is the opener “VEGA,” with its slowly moving chords and reverbed slide guitar that makes you feel like you are drifting through space. The remaining tracks are a mixture of New Age, shoe gazing, and introverted music with some odd reversed tapes and delicate sequences. Steve Kilbey from The Church collaborated on the album plus provided some narration on “Eurydice in Scarlet.” And frequent collaborator Leona Gray provides her beautiful vocals on “Monsters” and “Holding.” The title Space may be a bit misleading if you are looking for cosmic excursions into the unknown. But if you are searching for some gentle healing music that does not demand your attention, Space might be just what you need.


Filed under: New releases, 2018 releases

Related artist(s): All India Radio

More info
http://allindiaradio.bandcamp.com/album/s-p-a-c-e

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