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The Astral DimensionEros Stars

Label:Hard – HLP206, Hard – HLP 206
Format:
Vinyl, LP
Country:Italy
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Stage & Screen
Style:Ambient, Experimental

Tracklist

A1Centaurus
Written-ByGioieni*
2:57
A2Meteor
Written-ByGioieni*
2:51
A3Blue Venus
Written-ByGioieni*
2:49
A4Eros Stars
Written-ByFabor*
3:40
A5Vega
Written-ByGioieni*
2:20
A6Moon Lake
Written-ByFabor*
2:36
A7Cassiopea
Written-ByGioieni*
2:15
B1Ursa Minor
Written-ByGioieni*
2:40
B2Orion
Written-ByFabor*
3:00
B3Galaxy
Written-ByGioieni*
2:50
B4Comet
Written-ByGioieni*
1:58
B5Polar Star
Written-ByGioieni*
3:15
B6Black Holes
Written-ByFabor*
3:04
B7Ursa Major
Written-ByGioieni*
2:47
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Notes

Stereo Mono
Made in Italy

Track B1 appears as "Ursus Minor", and track B7 appeaers as "Ursus Major" on the label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SIAE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A): HLP 206 A 31-3-82
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B): HLP 206 B 31-3-82

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  • ragazzodoro's avatar
    ragazzodoro
    Edited 9 years ago
    This is the second library record from Fabor & Arena pseudo "The Astral Dimension", used for producing some far-out space electronics music.
    Here majority of tracks is credited to a not much veritable author name (V. Gioiemi), wich surname is still hard to find these days in Italy, so this makes me think that as usual in library credits, this is just another false author credit put into tracklisting only to differentiate the production manufactury for this particular album.
    Infact the only other 4 Fabors remanent tracks clearly are linked to the previous "Galassia 81" for the same kind of style and instruments implied into recording and can be considered kind of outtake of the previous mentioned album from 1981.
    This new fantasy pseudo so worked to distinguish a new manufactury source of material: the music belonging to this indicative name are more progressive and saturated with percussive elements and multiple strange sound layers.
    The first track "Centaurus" put the listeners expectations to high points as here a variety of strange electronic gimmicks enhance the percussive beats and "always-in" long-wave keyboards.
    But following on the tracks returns to a more economic employment of instrumentation: digital bass is up and repetitive for its line, plus theres even a kind of electronic guitar like long high pitched notes that enrich the cyclicity of music.
    If the previous "Galassia 81" was astoundingly trippy and fortunately linked to the Seventies touch of pre new age sound "a la Terry Riley", here "Eros Stars" is some more prepared to disco and established on bass line and keyboard melodies.
    This is strongly remarked once the Fabors tracks comes in: "Eros Stars" "Moon Lake" "Orion" and "Black Holes" just show how easily a simple 6 note melody build up on keyboard, together with his dramatic feel, can absorb all the listeners attention and fill the wide musical space without any more additional sound design elements.
    Strangenes comes in again with "Comet", that despite its only 1,58 minutage, is one of the weirdest numbers here: a cadenza like series of "telex-like" synth sound makes the bread for the spacey butter of multiple overlaying keyboard and electric piano recurring melodies.
    If in "Galassia 81" the listeners attention was dangerously put in a trance like state of "sudden closed eye state", know as "nodding", here the listeners is tickled in its senses for all the space travel duration with series of spare electronic episodes made of invariant bassline and one upon the other synth, creating a the feeling of deepness and wideness that make sus think to space stars and planets.
    Sure it is hard to overcome the first Astral Dimension 1981 library, but it is a well made bunch of tracks and they got their influence, plus "Eros Stars" is the right middle connection for the equally good 1987 album "Apocalypse", this one being refined with interesting Commodore Atari midi sounds array wich renew the Fabors electronic music formula and the important Arena production and programming skills.

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