This cd and its music premiered at the E-Live 2007 festival on October 13 in Eindhoven, where Mark Shreeve and Ian Body, aka Arc, also performed a great concert.
Like the previous albums, their fifth album continues in their well-known retro sequencer style, kicking off with the mellow soundings of the title track.
The great in-your-face but hold back vintage sequencing on the next tracks are the trademark of Shreeve’s massive Moog modular system, which go nicely with the moody atmospheres and quirky melodic phrases.
This groovy, slowly evolving style of composing creates a relaxed, almost chill-out state.
The vintage album has an explosive ending with “Rapture”, in which all analogue forces have gathered to excel as the fierce pounding sequencer riffs take centre stage, marvelously counter pointed by vast analogue textures and effects. This dynamnic track was also played live that evening at E-Live 2007. A great track to end this very recommendable album, which again is an example of well composed fine contemporary electronica.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Arc artist page
Sonic Immersion © 2021