26 November 2014

Space Dust - Quintessence

Record: 2002-2003 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0236
Progressive Trance, Techno

We stand at the very beginning of our Universe, just about thirteen billion years from its birth, and there are at least a few hundred billion years ahead. Still fresh is the memory about the beginning of time and space, about the moment when there was nothing and everything had appeared. Knowing how the Universe was born, we can suppose how it will change, and where it will go to. Hypotheses already exist now, but is our world so predictable? It can be that it is much more complicated, because during the short period of conscious and highly developed existence of mankind - just some century - we managed to learn so much and we don't stop to learn more and more. The space more recently seemed to be the most static and stable thing in the Universe. But now we know that this it is not so. It appears that it is continuously expanding, and this process is constantly accelerating. Mysterious force leading to this effect - the dark energy - is probably fluctuations of density of some unseen elusive field called quintessence. It's hard to believe that three fourth of existing Universe are still hidden from human eyes, but this fact reminds how reality can be more wonderful than any fantasy.

25 November 2014

Ether - Road to the Sky

Record: 2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0235
Traditional Electronic, Psy-Ambient

This is the story about a quest for a way to the beautiful and the eternal. If there is nothing left untouched by progress of civilization on Earth, where should we look for them else, but in the skies? A man imprisoned in urban constructions sees nothing besides asphalt and concrete, while there is a shoreless ocean above his head. Distant and captivating, it is calling into its boundless vasts, winking with countless stars. We are ready to dive into it, but we are way too weak to break free from the ties of gravity of our planet. Nevertheless, despite of all, we are going on dreaming. Looking upwards we give birth to a hope.

24 November 2014

Rukirek - Arabian Nightmare

Record: 2001 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0234
Dark Psy-Trance, Hi-Tech, EBM

Thoughts on the real and the unreal, the facets of their contact, about who we really are, and whether all around is real... The question itself can affect the response. Attempts to escape from reality can often lead to its most reliable form. A person aims at self-reflection in place and time, which surround it. It's like trying to wake up from a slumber, but at the same time - a dream within a dream, just another revival from viscous sweet embrace of fictional gods of sleep and illusion for a moment, to take a breath of air and to dive back into the arms of Mara. Is it possible at all, to win the battle for reality? What if there is no reality and no unreality? Realizing this fact, you can release the consciousness into free fall, watching the kaleidoscope of reflections of the world in which we once believed.

16 November 2014

Radio Silence - Elements

Record: 2008-2009 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0233
Traditional Electronic, Chillout, New Age

Mosaic of sleeps, dreams beckoning behind them, weightless reveries about the forthcoming, opening doors into a fairytale. Total release from the gravity of everyday life, impetuous flight of fantasy over clouds, far and wide - beyond the horizon. Elements of a game, so enticing and deceptive - just excite imagination. Mysterious landscapes painted by the keen artist's hand are attracting like a mirage - salutary oasis of perfection. There's nothing better to think up than to throw oneself and to sink in wonderful blaze, to fall into pieces all over parallel worlds without coming back.

10 November 2014

Innerspace - Аквалактика (Aqualactica)

Record: 1998-2000 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0232
Traditional Electronic, Spacesynth

All we are mad about space, majestic and cold... But there is another one - it is closer and... deeper. We all came namely from there, about one and a half billion years ago. All we had gills at the age of seven weeks, the embryo dwells in liquid medium during nine months - instincts are inherent from birth. Maybe that's the reason why ocean depths beckon us so much, and it is so painful to try to enter this enigmatic abyss without preparation. Pressure, nitrogen bubbles, boiling in blood, tragic experience of the great number of dead explorers of this mysterious world, and at the same time indescribable feeling of flight, weightlessness and complete detachment from the bustle of our life, impetuous bodies of underwater inhabitants, wonderful "sea nation" - dolphins possessing a very high level of intelligence, infinite variety of the dwellers of the largest buildings on our Earth - the Great Barrier Reef. Aqualactica is a musical dedication to beauty and mystery of the underwater space.

6 November 2014

Mornastra - Light Echo

Record: 2013-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0231
Traditional Electronic, Spacesynth, New Age

Echo is reflection of waves. Light is the most lightweight matter which fills the space. It is reflected by many objects, and these reflections form a significant part of visible world. Light echo is an envoy from areas of the Universe so far away, that a human cannot comprehend. Estimating enormous speed of light and scale of cosmic distances, we can imagine light echo as a kind of time machine giving us an opportunity to take a look at event happened millions and billions years ago. At the same time light can draw not only pictures. In itself it is a reservoir of energy, which development is able to open horizons of the future beyond any fantasy.