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3 stars Edgaras Zakevicius a.k.a. STELLARDRONE comes from Lithuania and has been recently inducted into these PA's prog-electronic archives.

Stellardrone was recommended to me by some fellow PSIKE members long before he was actually included in these pages, so I searched for his releases in his Bandcamp section and got some of them and listened attentively.

"On a Beam of Light", 2009, is, as far as it appears, his first release and the one that became my personal favorite. What caught my attention firsthand is Edgaras Zakevicius keen sense of composition without departing from the endlessly reffered electronic schools.

So as you might guess by the title and cover art of this project, this is in fact an "outer space" sonic journey. Consisting of 8 compositions, that add up to a bit less than an hour, in which Edgaras Zakevicius compresses his very well structured musical proposals and delivers a measured work highlighted entirely by his own music solutions to this, by now, so recurring cosmic trips.

Full of surprises and sparkling creativity this release is attractive as it proposing. It stays always at a safe distance from the always referred Tangerine Dream's idiom, yet it could be compared to the other "unnamed" referential, Klaus Schuze, in the sense of focusing on solitary melodic lines opposite to massive ones, but that is as far as the comparison works out.

A well threaded project whose persistent sparks of masterpiece moments really deserves to be given a try.

***3.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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