Bartz — P.O.E.A.S.
(Imagineer IMAG-1001, 1987/1995, CD)
by Henry Schneider, Published 2016-04-28
From the beautiful planetary artwork on P.O.E.A.S. (aka Pictures of Earth and Space) you might expect to experience music to transport you between the planets of our solar system. The liner notes and song titles also give this impression ("In Ascent, Observations," "Channels," "The Majestic Being," "Strange Alliance," "Tangent Transport," "The Source of Futures," "Over Oceans," "Terraqueous," "If All Must Pass," and "The Turn of the Skies"). Instead what you hear from Bartz is a suite of well executed jazzy New Age music. P.O.E.A.S. is easy listening background music that makes no demands on the listener. If you want challenging innovative music, look elsewhere. Otherwise, relax, and drift off to sleep as you listen to the tranquilizing music of P.O.E.A.S.
Related artist(s): Jim Bartz
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