Blade Of The Sun (POA 27CD)

by T30 Control

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    Sunphazer Suite features the amazing talents of Mr Nik Turner previously of Hawkwind

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Blade of the sun the best selling album from T30 Control.

T30 Control is a duo project from British musicians Vincent Rees and Michael Bolensky. The promo sheet lists Brian Eno, obscure German electronica and Hawkwind among their influences, though the German electronic elements are most pervasive throughout the CD.

Tracks like "Paradox" and "Earth Beneath Us" feature classic Klaus Schulze and general German school styled Kosmiche electronica, with syncopated patterns, floating soundscapes, and meditative orchestral waves. "Turn Of The Blade" is a short piece with more repetitive patterns but equal doses of bubbling cosmic space sounds. I would like to have heard this one developed beyond its less than 3 minute length. The pace picks up on tracks like "Too Near The Sun" and "Absence Of Time" as the duo inject dance rhythms into the mix, along with haunting melodic lines, and all the while maintaining the thoroughly cosmic edge that characterizes T30 Control's music. "Rise Into The Sky" is one of my favorite tracks, its rhythms giving the music more of a dark, electronic driven, space rock feel... kind of like Klaus Schulze with some Hawkwind elements, and all buried in a gorgeous symphonic stew.

The last 3 tracks on this CD comprise the "Sunphazer Suite". Rees and Bolensky do what this kind of music screams out for by taking nearly 25 minutes to develop a more extended theme. Mysterious floating soundscapes and a heavenly but alien aura set the tone for the piece, along with a more minimal and gradually evolving mode of sound construction than the rest of the shorter tracks. Fans of early Tangerine Dream will fall head over heals in love with this one. And just for an extra kick, guest Nik Turner x Hawkwind joins in to contribute intermittent monolog bits.

In summary, these are top notch space voyages and sure to please fans of early 70's German electronica, ambient/soundscape music, and all things SPACE!


released January 5, 2002

Remixed at Moontower studios and Life force studios



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T-30 Control born to control the world through sound from the freedom of space to the wisdom of Tibet from the urban jungle. Vincent Rees, Pete Smith and Chris Cullen.

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