ush :: Billy explores many avenues in his own unique and subtle way; there are moments on here that would ignite the imagination of those who appreciate elements of Pink Floyd, Space Ritual, Tangerine Dream and Hawkwind.
"Stand Like a Balance" has a depth of spiritual essence and will appeal to the purist looking for a connection with nature. Edging into anthems of the dance variety, "Step Forward" is a fine example, while those distinctive ARP Odyssey sounds cut through and define tracks such as "Kissing the Shame" and "In to Space," injecting that essential element of Billy Currie originality.
"Theremin" is a majestic tune in its own right - great piano enhancements which trickle through the track and seek attention throughout, while "Rollback" identifies itself as a playful piece, prior upping its pace. "Cross Hands" spills both sunshine and tranquility. With the usual thirst for drama and extravagance, "The True Transmission" feels very classic Billy Currie.
"Why Do You Hang on Me" is a rather exquisite journey which manages to capture an element of Albert Lavignac's quotation relating to the Viola. It's easy to feel such words within this work - a deeply moving force of compelling sensations and a definite showpiece of the album.
A classic in the true sense, each distinctive track portrays powerful musical imagery, heavily weighted with emotionally charged and eloquent synthesizer sounds.