Stephen Humphries’ (aka Create) “In the Blink of an Eye” contains five long tracks, of which two are live-in-the-studio improvisations, making up almost 70 minutes of retro-inspired electronic music.
The 22-minute “No Inhibitions” is a good example of a progressive retro style, put together of various sequencer patterns, solo lines and mellotron sounds, now and then featuring a hint of the old TD-style. The attractive TD-kindred sequencing and vintage textures on the title track carry on in the same mood and style, making it another worthy musical journey.
Next are the vintage dwellings and sequencing patterns of the almost 13-minute “Glimmer of Hope” taking things a bit deeper into rhythmic cosmic music, but I wished the poignant solo sounds of this track to be warmer.
The 11-minute live-in-the-studio improvisation “Collision” finishes the album with straightforward sequencing and retro soundscapes with some solo sounds scattered over it.
All in all, I find this album a rather mediocre one compared to his previous works, musically sticking too much to the same structure and formulae.
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