Toward the Horizon Craig Padilla and Marvin AllenToward the Horizon

Tracklist:
  1. Toward the Horizon
  2. Distant Waves
  3. Tidal Disruption
  4. Beneath the Surface
  5. Hidden
  6. Liquid Heaven

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Date : February 22, 2019

 

Toward the Horizon – Spotted Peccary Music SPM-9086

 

Toward the Horizon is very pure space music (entirely instrumental), seatbelts are optional. Also, there is no turbulence but there is great frightening vertiginous depth in places so you might want to stay strapped to something solid in those places. Just sayin, it’s your ride.

 

Toward the Horizon (17:39)

It starts with low flying electronic sounds, like some kind of aircraft, it zooms past, with a nice breezy sustained glowing atmosphere. We go continuously soaring higher and higher. This song is a distinct guitar/synth harmonious dialog with a sequencer coaxing my toes to tap, or just get up and get down again and again.

The glow increases and another throbbing object passes by, it looks like a kinky machine, some kind of a spaceship is about to land where the strange beautiful grassy green mountains meet the majestic silver sea. I suspect that there is a superior cackling hen way way out there in the distance. But I am not so sure about that. This song has a throbbing beat (most of the rest of the tunes on this album survey wide open space) this could be the new surf music of the coming generations, I will need to listen to this again.

 

Distant Waves (4:58)

Darker deeper with arpeggiating sequencer synth curls looping as it opens up wider and wider, higher and higher. Towards the conclusion the gentle bobbing eases into sparkling water during a planetary sunset. Please take note that all of the synthesizer parts on “Distant Waves” were created using only a modular synthesizer that was designed by legendary synth builder George Mattson.

 

Tidal Disruption (13:05)

Space, floating around, passing by little dancing jellyfish and what do I call them, bleeples? This is also a sequencer toe tapper with burning guitar work. This is my personal favorite blue hot guitar pyrotechnics on the album, but then, the whole album Toward the Horizon is all space magic, every moment.

 

Beneath the Surface (13:23)

Far from form, a huge sky with a distant glow seen from under a silver sea surface.

 

Hidden (11:00)

This is a voyage all its own, going closer and closer to something so big it will continuously blow your mind, this is where you might want to check that you are properly strapped in. We are the “hidden” in this song, and it goes on forever within us or without us. “It” is so huge that there is no possible word-based meaning that we could comprehend, but there “it” is. Tremble in your perception of being miniscule next to all of infinity.

 

Liquid Heaven (4:35)

There is no up or down, there is only near and far.

 

Conclusion

I highly recommend Toward the Horizon, it’s a fantastic voyage. Take it again and again and you will always find something new to revel in. It brings your blood pressure down too, which is a good thing and costs nothing besides the price of the album (well worth it in earth funds), and there are no side effects either.

You can buy Toward the Horizon at the store of Spotted Peccary Music and Bandcamp.

Written by Robin B. James, March 3rd, 2019
 
 




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