JUNO: Echo Transformations
Dutch experimentalist Michel Banabila reasserts his place at the forefront of the scene with yet another of his masterful fun lengths. He has been crafting music for more than four decades and over those years has picked up a dedicated fan base while also composing for theatre, TV and ballet. His vast oeuvre retains dizzyingly high levels of quality assurance and Echo Transformations is another high-water mark "inspired by the Fourth World dimension." It's a melange of lush harmonics and soft but heavy broken beats, tropical synth work and warped electro-acoustic sounds that manage to feel hugely organic, ancient and tribal and synthetic and futuristic all at once. Turn on, tune in and zone out to this one for a brilliantly psychedelic experience.