Boomkat Product Review:
John Elliot (Emeralds) and Andrew Veres rekindle their Outer Space fantasy with Gemini Suite, a lustrous and wide-eyed minute projection “fit for aiding in sleep, late night meditations, and long drives on I-71”, making a worthy follow-up to their pulsating Phantom Centre (2014) trip with Editions Mego, and Amethyst Sunset’s recent-ish vinyl release of that cracking Aaron Dilloway tape.
Take it on trust there are no sharp edges or shocks within Gemini Suite. Everything is contoured and cushioned for endless flight, with no impediments to your journey, which only seems more real/immersive because of it’s organically subtle synthesis.
Comparisons can be cleanly made with the soundtracks to syndicated nature programmes on ‘80s and ‘90s telly as much as classic sci-fi fantasy scores and privately pressed new age excursions, but ultimately the feeling is suspended between them all, hovering in that shared formative zone of expression that’s inescapable to anyone who grew up through those times, and who can still allow themselves to bypass cynicism and let themselves be taken somewhere utopian, if even only for half an hour.
Cosmic creme for the dreamers.