For Astronauts And Satellites – ‘Then, By The Light Of Our Own Creation’ [Review]
Originality is rare in music – but For Astronauts And Satellites have it in spades. These guys are gradually carving out a global-scale niche of their own, merging chiptuned electronica with gritty and epic post-rock and winning fans across the world in the process.
Then, By The Light Of Our Own Creation takes retro gaming soundtrack tones, drops them into syncopated rhythmic layers, and adds more than a few tasty (and often mixed-meter) grooves. It is challenging, but also rewarding – music made for those who crave an acquired taste in an age of instant gratification and personalised filter bubbles. Beyond the initially unsettling ambition lies a winning array of quirky and catchy tunes that, if you’re still reading at this point, you should afford some serious time and focus.
As for me, I’m already won over – especially by spectacular second track Point All Your Weapons At The Sky. Dig in and see what all the fuss is about.
TMMP RATING: 88%
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