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TEMPORAL GRAVITATION (E)

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ASTROVOYAGER
ASTROVOYAGER

Under the moniker of AstroVoyager the French electronic musician Philippe Fagnoni uses keyboards and synthesizers to create his music in the vein of celebrities like the Greek Vangelis and his countryman Jean Michel Jarre. Temporal Gravitation contains nice melodies, sometimes cosmic, at other times more symphonic. The fifteen relatively short tracks take the listener on a journey through space. I’m not very fond of the female tempting voice introducing you to the journey and guiding you to the end of the album, nor the male voice from ‘ground control’ in the second track. Together with some intros and sounds from the wind, the albu conatins about 35 minutes of pretty good electronic music. Influences of Jarre can be heard in the second and the ninth track and. In other tracks you'll hear even more melodic music, a little pop-like maybe, but without the distinctive beat that used to be so characteristic for synthi-pop in the eighties or by acts like the German band Kraftwerk and the Japanese band Yellow Magic Orchestra. This second album by Fagnoni is a pleasant offering, but nothing spectacular.