Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A sonic treat for your ears and imagination
R. Stuart | Post Falls, ID United States | 03/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're an electronic music aficionado, and a sci-fi movie buff, then you'll really enjoy this album. Though not as technically composed as a recording from Isao Tomita or as melodic as an album by Synergy, this album is in a class by itself: it's a soundtrack without a movie! Just put on a good set of headphones, read the track titles, and then close your eyes; you can see the action in your mind's eye.
The only "complaint" I have with the recording is that some of the tracks have "space chatter" in them...which is fine except you have to turn the volume WAAAAY up to hear it; if you're not fast enough to turn it back down before the music continues, you'll either have an earache for a few days and a couple of blown woofers.
As an aside, I first heard of Amin Bhatia when I purchased a keyboard synthesizer decades ago and it had, as a demo file, Bhatia's rendition of "Flight of the Bumble Bee" by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov; it was great!
Movie for your ears
William Harris | Onyx, CA USA | 04/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! This is a space adventure for your ears. Just a little imagination goes a long way here. Not a CD for easy listening or friends for dinner, this is a sit down and go for a ride listening adventure. Very well done electronic symphony of a space journey."
Methane lakes on Titan?
Andrew A. Degen | Haines, Alaska | 01/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Gorgeous, rich, sweeping, exceptionally dynamically rendered electronica that effectively captures the (imagined) "feel" of the Cosmos. Bhatia is unquestionably a master synthesist and composer. Yet ... I couldn't help thinking of Pink Floyd's early groundbreaking piece "Interstellar Overdrive", Vangelis's "Egg" (I think it is titled) and, for that matter, the classical composer Gustav Holst's "Planets", both of which somehow moved me more and seemed more authentically "cosmic". Perhaps the problem is that Bhatia's scores sound a bit too much like movie theme music and not standalone compositions; or perhaps the problem resides with me - I'm not as young and impressionable as I once was. I've heard some of Bhatia's earlier work, which I prefer. "Interstellar Suite" is all big screen music and I missed the rocky, edgy, uniquely bizarre dwarf planet character of what is surely "out there"."