With his current album, the debut of Matthew Collings, with which the musician had consistently renounced the 'pure' ambience of his former project Sketches For Albinos, is re-released once again.
That's what happens when Spacemusic fans intoxicate themselves with their favourite music during a night drive. It was here that the idea was born to put these beloved sounds together on a concept album, which can now be heard on "Hotel Orbital". Now we don't know what the two music lovers originally heard, but one thing is certain: there must have been a lot of electronic and SciFi music involved. The title track takes you along with NASA/astronaut voices, fluffy synth sounds and electric guitar into a cosmos with Vangelis and Mike Oldfield as double core. At "Air" you can hear Jean Michel 'Oxygene' Jarre quite clearly; it wafts and twitters like at best analogue synth times. And if you add the old, rumbling sequencer sound of Jarres, that's almost too much homage. "Berlin" plays power station robot-like. The "Hotel Orbital Symphony" even resurrects the spaceship waltz of "2001 - Odyssey in Space" in the old Tomita sound. But this electronic classic room can also be slightly greasy. For weird space nostalgics.
Top track: Hotel Orbital