Energetic-rhythmic synth music is what’s on the menu on Jim Ottaway’s “Invisible Vortex”, revealing the other musical side of this synthesist from Down Under. It’s an album full of song-based, up-beat and sometimes even dancy compositions revealing a commercial and contemporary sound.
The album offers totally different stuff compared to Mr Ottaway’s ambient-space endeavours, speaking to the listener in an upfront, strong technology-flavoured voice. One of the pieces is a new version of the piece “Takin’ the Time” featuring the guitar work of 10CC’s Rick Fenn, while “Just Another Dream” is meant as a tribute to the Tangerine Dream’s OST’s “Risky Business”, “Thief” and “Sorcerer”.
I don’t feel much connection to this type of music, but “Invisible Vortex” will tick some boxes for those preferring modern and vibrant instrumental electronics.
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