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Geomatic
Category: Ambient
Album: 64 Light Years Away
Stars: 4
Blurb: A multicultural exploration of electronic world music that looks to the future rather than wallowing in the past.

 

Emerging from the bubbling musical cauldron of Amsterdam, Geomatic returns with 64 Light Years Away, an album that magnificently builds upon the groundwork laid in their previous efforts. Fusing lush IDM structures, tribal beats, and ethnic instrumentation Geomatic takes the concept of world music and expands it in sensational fashion, crafting hymns for a new science fiction spiritualism.

“Nano Anu” opens the album by blasting the listener with deep resonating bass and very subtle touches of Middle Eastern trills that add a touch of spice to the bubbly synth. Things mellow considerably following the lively opening track, with slow tribal beats touched by intricate glitch and synth work. Throughout, visions dance through the listeners, such as cybernetic zill-wielding belly-dancers suggested by “Aftab E Siyah” and “Serpent’s Tooth,” flyovers of Middle Eastern cyberpunk cityscapes suggested by “White Hole, Dark Soul,” and the exploration of a vast maze subterranean pipes and tunnels of “Dead Forever.” Throughout, Geomatic seems to have crafted its own aural exploration of a future culture rich in spirituality and technology, and this is soundtrack to the lives its people.

With 64 Light Years Away, Geomatic completely entrances and enthralls the listener with their smooth and hypnotic atmospheres, but keeps things vibrant and exciting with their intricate composition and driving tribal rhythms. The seamless mixing of cultural sounds and deep electronics conjures vivid imagery of deeply spiritual cyberpunk melting pot societies, greatly tickling the imagination while weaving a spell that simultaneously calms and excites.
 
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  2. Aftab E Siyah
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  4. White Hole, Dark Soul
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  6. The Fourth Plane
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  11. Final Dimensional Shift

 
Geomatic Website http://geomatic-music.com
Geomatic MySpace http://www.myspace.com/geomatic1
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Purchase at:
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2010-05-29
 
Trubie Turner (Flexei)

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