“Broken Voyage” is the debut cd of the talented, Colorado-based synthesist Kelly David, which finds the listener in an overall adventurous landscape where you journey into unknown & mysterious territory.
Strong ethno/tribal percussive beats blend together with darker sound textures, weaving a dense atmosphere in which you can’t figure out what’s coming next. Throughout the whole cd, one can hear traces of hi-tech elements and sound effects in the music, which adds to the impact of the music.
“Coastwatcher” (and the reprise version closing the cd) are the only tracks with vast, non-beat floating textures and transparencies. Furthermore, lighter and darker shades in the other tracks match with strong tribal beats as they linger on for over 60 minutes into unravelled, mysterious territory of the South Pacific Islands.
In addition, the masterful mix and spatial enhancements by ambient-guru Steve Roach make this music absolutely stand out.
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