Single Cell Orchestra ‎– Dead Vent 7

Reflective ‎– REF CD4
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1 The Portal 10:03
2 Approaching DSS-723 12:57
3 Comsat 13:06
4 Dimea Battlestation 7:13
5 Science Officer Porter To Team Recon 2:34
6 Silo Master Control 5:14
7 Access Seraphim Flight Log
Written-By, Producer [Spontaneously Realized By] – Jessica Jellife, Miguel Angelo Fierro



Recorded in The Cell, San Francisco. Mastered at The Compound, SF. Sound Tools segueways at Ultraviolet Studios, SF.

Cover has copper-embossed lettering.

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January 29, 2016
Ambient-techno is not new, but the trend is fast becoming an area of great interest to me. With the resent discovery of new planets in the night sky; the feeling of "we are not alone" and machine Hollywood flooding us with savage Sci-fi propaganda that drift no further then acid dripping monsters chasing hero/heroine thru a maze of corridors - DV7 builds on the premise of avid curiosity to solve a mystery. DV7 is an aural fantasy set in deep space. Disobeying orders to turn back, a lone commander advances to the planets surface to find the cause of his comrades disappearance. This is a haunting, desolate and chilling tale employing dub and other techno wizardry (short wave radio is executed beautifully) to weave a tale of man's inexorable fate narrated between seven characters while the music echoes a sonic chamber that will suck the air right out of your space suit. Jack in!


January 13, 2004
Despite the intriguing idea of setting an original short science fiction story to an all electronic soundtrack, "Dead Vent 7" mostly fails to deliver memorable music or textures, and the science fiction tale that accompanies it is too skeletal to make much of an impression.


September 1, 2003
Here's an interesting concept - you write a short script for a science fiction movie, record the dialogue and an electronic soundtrack and then just release it on CD/vinyl; it's sort of like Jeff Wayne's <i>War of the Worlds</i> for the 90's but without the narration or the singing. :) The story follows the efforts of a team investigating the fate of a spaceship that encountered a mysterious phenomenon but the vocals are generally effect-processed and mixed to be secondary to the music and they're quite sparse at times (a transcript is provided in case you want to follow the simple plot and it only takes up three pages of the CD booklet). The music itself covers ambience - both light and dark - and broken-beat techno and does a fair job of fitting the mood of each scene. The best track is easily the third one - 13 minutes of angelic spaced-out ambience which is ideal for a more mellow chill-out set.