The music of Vincent Rees Red Planet Orchestra is perhaps the ultimate infusion of classical composition into contemporary sound structures. The result is an emotionally powerful; multi-textured stylistic fusion of neo-classical ambient music.
Assisted by his partner sound artist Peter Smith, they witnessed a Klaus Schulze performance in London which served as a catalyst that has resulted in a series of seven outstanding albums along with numerous film soundtracks.
Their brand new album entitled The Human is their most audacious and powerful excursion into the realm electronic of sonic sculpture. It features seven extended compositions; tracking at almost 160 minutes. Each track's individual thematic movement';s merge together overflowing with warm elongated melodic developments
that are carried along by some of the densest dream like electronic currents of sound I can recall hearing in ages.
The listening environment created over the span of the complete work is mesmerising. Due to its length the album's musical effect can pull you into an alternate world completely so you lose track of time if you listen to it in its entirety in one sitting.
With a work this expansive it's hard to pick " favourite tracks". I will say however that by musics end, the tracks Home Coming, Alone & Eight, I had become so totally entranced mentally I completely blanked out the world around that is now completely coming apart at the seams on all levels. The music on The Human is that good...