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3 stars A space journey!

Patrick R. P'rk is a musician from the United States who fortunately entered to the progressive rock realm. Last year (2011) he composed a lot of songs which were released under four (or five?) different albums, one of them is entitled 'Voyage of Time', which by the name one could judge what the music may be about. I would like to thank him for sharing with us this spacey and trippy music that has made me have a good time. Though so far 'Emanations' is my favorite out of the three I've listened, I can mention that Voyage of Time has also very cool moments.

This album features nine compositions that make a total time of 66 minutes in which K'smonaut alone delight us with a wonderful use of synthesizers, music that may remind us to Klaus Schulze or Conrad Schnitzer, but with a personal P'rk touch. I like how the first minutes of 'Creation of Time' seem to be on the limbo, and then all of a sudden the electronic elements start creating a faster, emotive rhythm that will continue in the whole track. The addition of electronic drums put the rock element, so it is a nice electronic rock (prog, better said) song.

'Voyage of Time' has a similar style, it has a repetitive rhythm with the electronic drums included, what makes this music great is that in spite of that repetition, new elements are added every once in a while, so the song is not plain, on the other hand, it is dynamic and addictive. Then it makes a stop and it is rebuilt, creating a different sound, but sill good without a doubt. 'Celestial Communication' has a calmer, thoughtful mood. I imagine being in a spaceship and floating slowly in space; everything is easy until it passes the two minutes where new sounds are implemented, so in my story the relaxation disappears and there are signs of trouble, so we have to hide in a new planet.

'Sky Ritual' and 'Sky Burial' are a couple of tracks that will make you either enter deeper to K'smonaut's galaxy, or try to find another destiny because there are some particular moments when one may lose track of what's happening, but each mind and ear are different. I like the last couple of minutes of the Ritual which are slower than the first, and I like how it vanishes and opens the gates to the Burial. This track flows constantly, it begins calm but later the intensity and volume increase, creating a kind of atmospheric tension.

'Prism of the Present' continues with that tense mood, I imagine someone lying almost unconscious while some aliens or robots are experimenting with his mind, until he suddenly wakes up, it was a dream. 'Into the Blood of the Sun' is a noisy and hot track that really transports me to a spacey sunny place, the first two minutes mainly, because later it slows down for some seconds, indicating that something has changed. And then, little by little electronic drums gain position in the music, while synths create endless atmospheres.

'Eagle-bone Vision' is the longest track of the album, with 11 trippy, spacey and not boring at all minutes that will take you to different passages, different worlds and will put a nice diversity of images in your mind. There are moments where the new elements are entering evidently, however, there are others when those new elements are not that easy to perceive, so it is better to listen with good headphones if you want to appreciate them better. The last track is 'Ingestion of the Universe Flesh' which is one of my favorite of the whole album.

I really like K'smonaut's music, he offers modern prog electronic with an inherent space reminiscence that can be appreciated by any fan of the electronic side of prog rock, however, this album is not superb, it has some lower moments that do not make it as strong as 'Emanation', of course in my opinion. My final grade will be three stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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