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Frontier
Robert Scott Thompson
Frontier
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop
 
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The landmark follow-up CD to The Silent Shore, a recording considered by many to be a "classic" in the modern ambient genre. Frontier quickly became a favorite of critics and connoisseurs alike and further established Robe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Robert Scott Thompson
Title: Frontier
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Lens Records
Release Date: 8/24/2008
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 771366030429

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The landmark follow-up CD to The Silent Shore, a recording considered by many to be a "classic" in the modern ambient genre. Frontier quickly became a favorite of critics and connoisseurs alike and further established Robert Scott Thompson as a leading figure in the ambient and electronic music scene. Limited supplies of this rare and hard to find CD are on hand at present and the disc is currently available in its original packaging as published by Oasis/Mirage in 1998.
 

CD Reviews

Majestic, spellbinding, exquisite !!! Way beyond 5 Stars!!
Aristodemos Pierides | Cambridge, Massachusetts | 08/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Frontier is a tour de force. There are simply no words to describe it. The soundscapes that Robert Scott Thompson paints transport the listener into alien worlds of truly unimaginable beauty, the subtle hues and nuances of sound turning and whirling in an ever evolving, ethereal sequence of ascension and expansion that causes one's heart and mind to equally expand and rise to unscalable heights. He takes the listener on an epic, otherworldly journey into worlds so exquisitely crafted and sculpted that one truly feels suspended in a temporal stasis, marooned on an alien planetary surface or submerged deep into the fathomless depths of the ocean.Magnificent sounds bubble up, glide and cascade into a realm of imagination and fantasy, shapeshifting, resonating and reverberating with a primal and at the same time sacral effervescence so gentle and yet so powerful culminating into a quiet fortitude.This is music of a grand scale, a hybrid combining space, ambient, and atmospheric music elements but so expertly seamed together that the end result is a composition so unique, so distinctly original as to evoke feelings of awe, wonder and grandeur. This is what I call visionary music, transcendental in scope and effect. For fans of ambient/electronic music, if you don't have this it's a tragedy, this is gold!! I think R.S.T has written the album of the decade, probably century and millenium too. Totally fit for the 21st or even 22nd century!"
Sweeping landscapes in a vista of sound
Rhys Buckingham | Nelson New Zealand | 08/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have to agree with Aris in accepting that this album transcends the normal, or what one may expect from the ambient. Sometimes, and often quite rarely, music can take one to the beyond, where something quite intangible reaches the subconscious. This CD required only a single playing to feel part of it. The mood could be described as sombre, or 'dark ambient', but the music flows into scintillating patterns of dark and light. The sounds are woven intricately into different perspectives of imagination, ending magnificently in a kind of dance one would find at any destined frontier."
Is there no end to RSTs creativity?
Ulf Claesson | Sweden | 06/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I will make this a short review, and repeat myself: is there no end or bottom to Robert Scott Thompson's creativity? Here is yet another one of his startling works, and one has no option but to yield to is power, once more."