Far from the usual set-up. The music has a retro feel, classic or vintage synths & early electronic-style riffs craft beautiful & captivating audio.
This is a field where experimenting & pushing boundaries is key. The artists I respect learned to adapt to being better in new ways. The risks make it fun.
Endless moments of movement & change underline countless ideas. The soundscapes create a profound experience, featuring fullness & emptiness intermittently.
Making perfect sense, yet unsettling you – drawing from you all at once excitement, calmness, and an inescapable feeling of being very far from home.
What makes this so beautiful is that while you can feel the depth & sentiment in relation to the artist, you can also freely connect your own experiences.
The initial drop at one minute in is inspired. What follows is a hypnotic, impeccably original take on an absolute classic. So much individuality.
The late 1970s early 1980s was an electric era pregnant with possibility. ‘1980 REDUX’ is my way to return in spirit, in memory, to that excitement.
A fairly big step in a new direction. The concept suggests a thread, but only when you press play does the full scope of the approach come through.
The half way mark is really where things start to change, and this is incredibly clever structuring considering the topic of the song.
Alien Skin’s arrangement of chords always manages to throw you off with some calculated change from major to minor. A fantastic representation of life.
Creativity is key & it comes in high doses. The soundscape has been freely crafted yet storms into your consciousness with the intent of a lightning bolt.
Your experience will dictate the way it affects you; that’s how real art works. That’s what Alien Skin gives us, time & time again. This album is stunning.