An assortment of typical Emmens-sounds makes up the sound pallet of “Outland”, an album which excels especially when it comes to sequencing.
Although there are some melodic passages present on the 78-minute sonic narrative, the accessible outcome is far less song-structured while it contains lots of interesting, fresh details. Moreover, it features a fine range of free form atmospherics and gentle piano parts along evolving and tweaked sequencer-patterns, which both make “Outland” a fine sonic treat to my ears while it spreads its cinematic wings.
From the 6-track album, the emotive “The Temple on the sacred mountain” and the 18-minute extravaganza “Exploration flights over the forbidden areas” made the most impression on me.
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