6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
a deep space probe,
This review is from: Cosmos (Audio CD)
This album is my first encounter with Murcof, and I'm very impressed: you get an incredible (and building) atmosphere and a palpable sense of "outer space". Clearly it was meant to be played really loud and, for added effect, you should play it at night with no lights on.
The album is entirely instrumental and if there is a beat it is very subtle. A strong point is the choice of instruments: instead of solely relying on synthesizers Murcof has used acoustic instruments to great effect, and this certainly is a factor which has taken me in.
The only let-down for me (which has led to 4 stars instead of 5) is the rather overblown organ-dominated ending of track one, which kind of destroys the atmosphere so carefully built up. Nevertheless, you may find that this album takes you to places you've never been, bringing the immensity of the cosmos into your home.