“Farscape” is a double cd containing the track “Liquid Coincidence”, which comes in seven different “Parts”, all ranging between 13 and 32 minutes.
From the start, it becomes clear this for sure is a passionate, and at times even breathtaking album: it blends Schulze’s warm, flowing soundscapes, rhythms and well-paced sequencing with the fantastic, vibrating and very expressive voice of Australian singer Lisa Gerrard, known from the duo Dead Can Dance, but also the soundtracks for the movies “Whale Rider” and “Gladiator”.
Lisa has an unbelievable vocal range, which gently swirls and percolates in mysterious ways, slowing down to meandering proportions before swelling up in pure majesty and beauty.
At first, the second disc seems to take on a slightly more adventurous approach.
“Part 6” is the highlight on the second disc, a perfect match of soft twinkling sequencing, soundscapes and Gerrard’s cascading, deeply moving vocals, although the more up-tempo “Part 7” is also a great, well rendered piece.
All in all, the carefully moulded, improvised emotional outcome on “Farscape” is impressive.
P.S. The official release dates on the cd list July 4th for Germany and July 7th for the EU.
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