photo by Clemens Mitscher

Sula Bassana returns from the hyper-spatial outer rim, bearing gifts of otherworldly electronic krautrock.

Continuing the trance explorations of 2010’s, ‘Kosmonauts’ space odyssey, this album envisages a marooned space mariner, whom fortune has smiled upon, bestowing ‘Shipwrecked’ as a soundtrack on infinite loop.

‘Moonbase Alpha Alpha’, conjures the epic sci-fi fave from my formative years, it’s tranquility base setting, ripped from earth orbit, so beginning a series of extraterrestrial adventures, jettisoning a predictable past, for parsec measured, motorik pastures new; ‘Shushi Express’, is an expressionistic event horizon, replete with hypnotic throat singing, a robotic, ‘Realm of the Nebulae’, galaxy quest; ‘No Time : No Eternity’, limbers up with a sense of foreboding, it’s deliberate syncopation, seeking universal truth and arcane knowledge…

‘Planeta Bur’, is a waltzing spacewalk, a dance between moonbeams, burnished with eastern themed, didgeridoo infused, plasmatic scatterings; ‘Shipwrecked’, is a wistful meditation, a melancholic sojourn amid the low gravity solitude, of a far-flung planet’s weak, clawing embrace; No Way’, portrays an off-kilter interstellar paradise, skewed with yearning, hallucinatory flights of fancy…

Sula has spacecrafted yet another meisterwerk, his “amoebenklangraum” firing on all anti-matter cylinders.

‘Shipwrecked’ is available now as a limited edition of 500 copies on marbled 180g vinyl, from Sulatron Records, selling at the speed of light…


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