VA - Lost Transmissions From the Off-World Territories (2018)
Genre: Ambient, Experimental, Nu Disco, Synthwave, New Age, Downtempo, Tribal, Dub.
Marking the 20th release on Invisible, Inc. is this special limited edition double-vinyl gatefold compilation featuring tracks from some of the most highly respected musicians of the last five decades.
The astonishingly diverse palette of styles comes courtesy of renowned ambient innnovator Laraaji, multi-Grammy Award-winning producer and ground-breaking synthesist and sound engineer Malcolm Cecil (in his Tonto's Expanding Head Band guise), Italian 'Cosmic Disco' pioneer and DJ Daniele Baldelli, avantgarde experimentalist K. Leimer, New York electro synth-pop legend Richard Bone (all five of whom have been active since the '70s or earlier) as well as dub techno locked groove aficionados log(m), West Coast psychedelic electronics maestro Secret Circuit, Berlin-based synthesist/composer Eva Geist plus a veritable "who's who" of some of the finest producers of ambient, dub, downtempo, leftfield and experimental electronica ever collected together on a single piece of wax (or two in this case): Baikonour, Sordid Sound System, Causa, Ulysses, Epsilove, Luv*Jam, Higamos Hogamos, Randweg, Bronze Savage, Komodo Kolektif, Bal5000 and Natural Sugars.
Eliciting a distinct sense of musical other-worldlyness, the title is perhaps more than just a nod to Philip K Dick's "Blade Runner" and hints at the idea that if these transmissions 'from beyond' are 'lost' they may in essence be more rooted in our distant past than in some science fiction future.
Putting needle to record, ancient rhythms and hypnotic mantras merge with synthesized soundscapes and deep basslines to propel us upward from the primeval forest floor into steady orbit before engaging the hyperspace drive on a trajectory deep into the Great Mystery.Bandcamp
1. Richard Bone - Saiyuji (Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi remix) (05:04)
2. Log(m) & Laraaji - Sunken Forest (04:17)
3. Komodo Kolektif - Fire Walk (03:57)
4. Sordid Sound System - Sojourn (05:04)
5. Baikonour - Tchad '74 (05:26)
6. Secret Circuit - Wild Flights (04:19)
7. Tonto's Expanding Head Band - Bittersweet (07:09)
8. Spacerocks - Almost Transparent Blue (03:28)
9. BAL 5000 - Dream Dub For Sarah (06:06)
10. Causa - Heliopolis (Luv*Jam's Dream Nip) (05:01)
11. Bronze Savage - Anglers Paradise (05:05)
12. Natural Sugars - Offering (05:46)
13. K. Leimer - End Of Poem (04:54)
14. Epsilove & Eva Geist - Le Silence De L'Ether (04:14)
15. Ulysses - Give Voice To Time (04:59)
16. Randweg - Sieben (05:41)
Total Time - 01:20:37Drop 320 | ZS 320