1 _Bosphorus _08'32" Listen

2 _Transmolecularisation Dub _12'39"

3 _Hieroglyphice _11'11" Listen

4 _Parallel Universe _06'30"__

5 _Mahabuddha _06'15"

6 _Sensation _05'36"

7 _Beginning Again _08'08"

DOSSIER DCD9101

All Geoff Serle's parts were recorded to analogue tape at First River Studios. The mixed stereo tracks were then transferred to hard disc on the Visionlogic Mobile and Tim Crowther's parts were overdubbed and mixed in Digital Performer.

Released on the DOSSIER label, DCD9101, 2003.

For details of distributors please visit the Dossier website.

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Reviews
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Andy G CD Services May 2004

Don't you DARE ask me to "pigeon-hole" this album - I wouldn't know where to start - and I can categorise most things!! What is it? Well, sort of prog in a Crimson-ish vein, psychedelic, Krautrock, ambient, jazzy - I mean, that's just part of it. The first track, 'Bosphorus' is quite atmospheric but with electronic drum rhythms as squalls of electric guitar, echoed flute, effects, layers and textures are all added to create this bubbling cauldron of ambient-psych-jazz-Krautrock that is fantastically brooding and out of this world, totally unlike anything else around. But if that was good for starters, wait till you hit 'Transmolecularization Dub' as this IMMENSE Tony Levin-like bass rumbles away on the bottom, aided by some chunky drum programming, and over which this echoed trumpet squall soars and dives like some mental seagull, while all around more electronic textures are layered. Then, if that wasn't enough, this Hillage-like echoed guitar figure comes out of nowhere then disappears, the drums becoming ever more chunky, the bass still rumbling on, the sound still full of subtleties and nuances., but so beefy as to be untrue. All of this, guitar and all, continues to fire up as it goes, creating a piece that will surely take your breath away, time after time, ten minutes of heaven. 'Hieroglyphics' begins with more sampled rhythms of an electronic drum-sounding nature, only this time the bass is altogether more restrained but no less funky, while all around the sonic arena, carefully crafted effects, guitar figures, sampled voices and more give the whole piece an almost ambient-world-prog-Kraut feel, as the rhythms chug away, the soundscapes are stripped bare and the almost alien nature of the music is left, highly rhythmic, very atmospheric and positively tribal, slowly building the layers as it resumes its travels. After this, each of the further four mid-length tracks revolves around setting up a myriad of soundscapes and textures above, behind and around the central core rhythmic framework that is created on the sampled, programmed drums and electronic drums, the whole effect being absolutely mesmerizing, original and simply excellent music, nothing challenging, but nothing obvious at the same time. The signpost to "new music" will have a copy of this CD's cover firmly stapled to it.

Glenn Astarita www.allaboutjazz.com January 2005

Electronics outing by Geoff Serle and guitarist Tim Crowther contains elements of the past, such as drum machine-induced hand claps with spacey synth swashes and ominously engineered rhythms. However, the duo's rendering of ideas and upbeat scope of attack does suggest a contemporary slant. It's highly listenable and bridges that sometimes opaque EFX-drenched arena, where headiness transparently coalesces with simply orchestrated melodies.