01. (00:15:46) Create - Space Time Continuum
02. (00:12:09) Create - Ghost In The Machine
03. (00:12:53) Create - Cryogenics
04. (00:13:08) Create - Footprints In The Sand
05. (00:07:32) Create - Fading Lights Grow Brighter
Playing Time.........: 01:01:28
Total Size...........: 94.27 MB
NFO generated on.....: 10/17/2007 5:44:04 PM
For its 5th opus, Create invites us in a ‘’entre deux’’. A skilful mixture
between the cosmic vapors of Biospherical Imagery and the
fierceness of Kindred Spirits. Not that Space Time Continuum has a
violent temperament. It sails between random and the minimalism
with melancholic exhalations.
The title track reveals a very spacey cosmic intro where a voice
announces with regret, nothing can be done, or change. The tonality
is equal to what the waltzing images of 2001 A Space Odyssey
induced; a kind cosmico-dramatic fusion on calm, but arid, ethereal.
The slow orchestral movements sail on a gloomy sea. Follows, a
beautiful line with ascending reflections which cascades with softness,
maintaining this chimerical vision of a space drama. The rhythm is soft
and move slowly in spiral, like an abstract voyage in a synthesize
sinuosity. A bit as Phaedra, a beautiful ghostly flute floods the
emptiness. This opens a passage to heavy percussions, with hasten
beats, moulding finely to a minimalism carrousel which filters its melody
through synths with piercing and etching solos.
Ghost in the Machine offers an atonic and spacey opening, to sound
effects with twisty and eclectic vocal breaths, as a crumpling of
emotions. The movement settles with slowness, as if we look at an
interstellar ballet where the gravitational movements are of a poetic
tangibility. Light percussions install a sober rhythmic march, dress by
beautiful languorous solos and short mislaid melodies to livid colors.
The crystalline flutes of Cryogenics start a parallel structure to Ghost
in the Machine. Tasty the intro permutes in a nervous and
hiccoughing sequence about the 5th minute mark. The world of
Create becomes more agitate and offers a dense and animate
musical coloring. Mellotrons are dancing on haphazard sequences, but
structured on a steady rhythm, offering the best ingredients of a
corrosive and mocking Create.
Footprints in the Sand starts quietly; amber-colored and fluty Mellotron
which sails between the worlds of TD, Phaedra style, and Air Sculpture
before offering an intense and insistent sequential movement. The
sonorous impulsion is slow, but rushes by heavy spiral sequencer
which progresses on increasingly dense and rhythmic cylindrical
tangents layers. An impressive musical journey which circulates
through superb corridors, to ghostly and orchestral synths. The
comparison with the nebulas waves of TD, at the time of Phaedra and
Force Majeur, is impossible to circumvent. By far, the best part on
It is all with carefully that Fading Lights grow Brighter finishes Create
5th opus of. Strongly atmospheric, nebulosity of sphere of influences
is heavy and is heartfelt on a space march on dubious tempos.
After each Create album, we are amaze to mention it has to be his
best. As if Stephen Humphries controls the art to mark-down and
innovate. In fact, the English synthesist is unaware of the rules of
membership, in order to have a better modelling of him with the
progressive passion that dictates him his approach.
A more contemporary writing where his emotions are etch with heart,
sense and heat. Space Time Continuum is a sublime cosmic voyage
on nervous and arrogant sequencers, an element which follows Create
to each creation.