"Multifarious Visions from the Sonic Margins"

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Frans de Waard encounters Jesus on Mars

JESUS ON MARS (CDR by Dissolving Records)
This release is 'dedicated to P. Dick, R. Pinhas and C. Schnitzler', it says on the cover and its not difficult to see why. I have no idea who Jesus On Mars, wether its a group or an one-man band, but it seems that they have acquired a bunch of analogue synthesizers to shape up their science fiction music, and as we know, science fiction always deals with the past, or at the best with the 'now' (which has become 'past' once we said the word). Fuzzy music of old synthesizers, with dust between the knobs and keys, sounding very 'old'. Like Pinhas and Schnitzler's 'non-keyboard electronics' in the seventies. Psychedelic music that takes the listener of an endless journey through the sky, and beyond, up into the dark, onwards to the planet Mars - as red as the cover of this CD. Its not that I hear anything 'new' in this release, hell no, but I played this twice in a row. Alright, I was too lazy to change the player, but also because these five pieces had something captivating. Wild, experimental and yet close to the world of cosmic music - a bumpy ride through the cosmic and one returns all refreshed and bright. Like waking up from a LSD trip, almost. Thoroughly psychedelic. (FdW)

(from Vital Weekly 842 http://www.vitalweekly.net/842.html )

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