The inspiration behind “Architects of Orion” came from time Colin Rayment spent stargazing deep in the British countryside of Lincolnshire, a rural area with little light pollution and amazingly clear night skies. It’s situated very close to where astronomer Isaac Newton was born and grew up. After a visit to Newton’s house Colin felt compelled to produce this music, having viewed what he must have seen back then when looking at the night sky.
Well, the occasional sequencer-driven outcome has strong links to contemporary Berlin School and German electronic music (“Blue Moon Epiphany”, “Dobsonian Vision”) in general pairing velvet textures with smooth-emotive melodic lines -no solo voices- throughout the whole album. Along these appear a few lush, freeform-oriented moodscape parts as featured on “Astronomical Twilight of NQ1” and “Ephemeris Lullaby”. This said, the last track “Phase of an Illuminated Cresent” doesn’t stray far from TD’s recent work.
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