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JACEN SOLO – Virgo (Ai Records)

Posted: July 11th, 2005, by Alasdair R

Fusing sparse house and techno beats with subtle electro noise-mongering, Jacen Solo has created an album of character that is both engaging and surprising. With subtle shifts in scale and resonance this is an emotive and limitless space-age soundscape that envelopes the listener. Repeated listens have eroded my initial opinion of it being a click and whir away from pretentious knob twiddling twoddle and revealed the pleasure to be found in its dark and measured ambient techno. Virgo showcases faultless production and a masterful handling of pace and drama which can make absorbing, if not easy, listening.

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Alasdair R

Alasdair was sent from a distant planet in order to conquer the Earth. His powers of procrastination and argument are so powerful it is impossible to escape from the grip of his warped logic. He hides behind a range of disguises which includes the largest collection of jumpers in the galaxy. Luckily for us, Alasdair is easily distracted from his tasks of death and destruction by anything from cute little puppy dogs to pop music and thus humanity is safe, for now.

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