||1.||"Faint Object Detection"|
||2.||"The Dance Of Planet X"|
||2.||"Flight Of The Comet"|
||2.||"Galactic Travels Suite"|
||2.||"The Beauty Of Celeste" (feat Che)|
As much love has already been given to Larry Heard's late '80s and early '90s work, it's nice to see some of the Chicagoan's slightly later work getting a deserved reissue. Alien first surfaced on Black Market International back in 1996, and finds Heard exploring his sci-fi influences in a range of deep and emotive styles. So, there are forays into blunted hip-hop ("The Beauty of Celeste"), twinkling, starburst ambience ("Faint Object Detection", "The Dance of Planet X") and Detroit techno-influenced melodic downtempo beats ("DNA-RNA"), as well as occasional moments of typically immersive deep house warmth (the wonderful "Flight of the Comet"). In other words, it's a trip into space in the company of one of electronic music's finest exponents of melodic richness.
Alexis Le-Tan, Lawrence Le Doux, Ernie (Minuendo Recordings), Owain Kimber (Owain K), Sito / / Mischio Dischi Disco, TrueSelf, Taelue, Matt Trousdale, Cedric Woo, DNArt (Shift Ltd), Nick Anthony Simoncino, Riccio, Juno Recommends Downtempo/Balearic, Sascha Dive, Martin Brew, Giorgio Luceri, Fantastic Man, Sacha Mambo (Macadam Mambo), Joey Anderson, Ka One (Flyance Records), Forgotten Disco Star, MermaidS, Upside Down
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