Exposé Online banner

Robert Carty — The Inexplicable
(Deep Sky no#, 2000, CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 2001-03-01

The Inexplicable Cover art

Robert Carty is an independent musician who runs his own label and releases several CDRs a year in a variety of electronic styles. He has an enormous back catalog that I have only begun to tap, but on the few that I have, the quality of music is impressive. The Inexplicable is one of his most recent productions, and it is an epic electronic album in the cosmic / space vein. It is a five track album, but there are basically two titles. “Dark and Drifting” is exactly that, a two-part suite that is full of cosmic synth drones and accompanying sound effects, both synthetic and percussive. It reaches an ethereal note similar to the drones found on David Parsons’ Himalaya or Yatra, a blissful feel with a hint of mystery and the profound. The three-part, over 30-minute “That Desert Feel” also starts in cosmic style, but sequencers also come into play as the track progresses, giving it a quicker pulse through the second part. It has a slow gentle fade out towards the end with soft, shifting, synth patches. Listeners of Parsons, Klaus Schulze, and other cosmic synth music should be sure to check this out.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 21, 2000 releases

Related artist(s): Robert Carty

More info
http://robertcarty.bandcamp.com/album/the-inexplicable

Latest news

2020-09-09
Simeon Coxe RIP – Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis. » Read more

2020-09-05
Gary Peacock RIP – Legendary bassist Gary Peacock, veteran of many recordings and performances with Paul Bley, George Russell, Roland Kirk, Bill Evans, Tony Williams, and many more. » Read more

2020-07-22
Tim Smith RIP – Tim Smith, leader of the eccentric band Cardiacs, has died at the age of 59 after many years of health problems. Cardiacs was known for intense and complicated music that combined punk energy with the rhythmic and harmonic sophistication of progressive rock. » Read more

2020-07-12
Judy Dyble RIP – Singer-songwriter Judy Dyble, who was a founding member of Fairport Convention and one of the distinctive voices of the 60s folk revival in Britain, has died at the age of 71. Her passing came at the end of a long illness, though which she continued to work. » Read more

2020-07-06
Ennio Morricone RIP – Famed composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The creator of scores for more than 500 movies, some of his works have become the most recognizable sounds in the history of cinema. His soundtracks for Sergio Leone's Westerns made from 1964 to 1971, are iconic landmarks in film music, but he also composed for dramas, comedies, and other genres. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Team Metlay - Bandwidth – Back in the summer of 1990 Mike Metlay formed Team Metlay from among fellow participants in the electronic music discussion sessions on the Internet. For those of you not yet on the information...  (1994) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues