Like its predecessors Theta 4 is an extremely eclectic and complexely structured work, but at the same time it offers sheer joy of listening. A highly innovative journey through all musical genres you can think of, where everything fits together perfectly in the end. A masterwork of contemporary composition !
"When it comes to Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere's Theta Four, describing it as 'epic' feels like selling it short. The large ensemble harnesses a hybrid patchwork of electro-acoustic textures that brings to mind the spacey explorations of Alice Coltrane, Terry Riley, Tangerine Dream, Can et al. Choirs, choppy strings, throbbing beats, dreamy vocals and snarling bass rise and soar into bold themes creating a diverse and thrilling listen. If you're unfamiliar with their previous three albums, then start here." - SID SMITH, PROG
Fourth outing from this cutting edge progressive ensemble experiments with grander arrangements, bolder rhythms, a few more commercial tracks, but with other pieces exploring more extended electronic music territory.
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Some things in this world are just depressingly incredible. Piniol's Bran Coucou is certainly one of those things. Packed to the brim with restless brilliance, and a compositional focus that inspires and beguiles. Charlie Anderson
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Excellent album. Very much Aksak Maboul. Nothing compares to this record (except maybe Sophie La Bévue that could feature easily on a Joseph Racaille / ZNR album - and that's a compliment). David Fenech