Boomkat Product Review:
Into The Light pull out another Greek doozy: documenting Dimitris Petsetakis' ambitious pursuit of "musical environments" inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey and the music of Xenakis, Jani Christou, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Compiling one track, 'Liquid' from his only solo LP, 'Missing Links' (1991), together with nine previously unreleased pieces, 'Endless' provides a wide-angled survey of Petsetakis' expeditions into new age, musique concrète and 4th world dimensions, recorded at his modest home studio and Vangelis Katousoulis' Spectrum Recording studio between 1985 and 1992.
Opening with the frothing SAW vibes of his previously issued 'Liquid' - which is considered by the artist as one of his most representative and fundamental compositions - the trip is full of delightful surprises and supernatural atmospheres, variously taking in hypnotic, ethnic percussions and computerised ambient tones from a suite dedicated to Ancient Greek History and Music - which uncannily recall ambient NIN or Alessandro Cortini - thru to some proper early '90s mystic scapes in 'Nearxi' and the ten minute bliss of angelic synth chorales in 'Dawn', which is among a number of these pieces recorded for the national TV station, Hellenic Broadcasting Network.
Far from just-another-synth-music reissue, this is an invaluable glimpse into familiar yet lushly, timelessly "other" music and a triumph of vision over technicality. Highly Recommended.