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VoLt - Star compass (MP3)
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VoLt - Star compass (MP3)

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Follow-up to the successful "The Far Canal".

Recorded live at MSL studio with mixing and editing by Michael Shipway
Mastered by Ron Boots
All tracks composed and performed by Michael Shipway and Steve Smith

"Have you ever done something spontaneous like jumping in a car and driving to wherever the road takes you...
This was our approach to "Star Compass" where we literally only packed a few sequences in our machines and set off on a trip wherever it took us..." With these words Michael Shipway and Steve Smith, who form the duo VoLt, opens the booklet of their second CD.

"The Far Canal" from 2003 was the first one. Their words couldn't be truer because in electronic music and with the multi-faceted instruments that are available to the musicians it is very well possible to create something completely spontaneous, out of almost nothing. The nice thing about the music of VoLt, is that they create a melodical variant on the Berlin School. Take the first track "Escape Velocity": it has driving high and low sequences but also fine melodies. That is the strength of VoLt. There is also room for beautiful digital sounds, like those that are opening "Hyperspace Drift". This moves into some excellent sequencer work, again packed with great atmospheres.

The title track is divided into three parts: "First Direction", "Second Direction" and "Third Direction". The music is rich, full and with a lot of interesting solo work. On "First Contact" with great Mellotron-string sounds, an intriguing rhythm is added.

With "Star Compass" VoLt might become a leading force in this specific form of retro.

  1. Escape Velocity [11:10]
  2. Hyperspace Drift [20:48]
  3. Star Compass [22:58]
    1. First Direction
    2. Second Direction
    3. Third Direction
  4. First Contact [10:41]

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