2 Friendship 7 (10:35)
3 The Fade from Death to Afterlife (4:32)
4 My Reality At 52 Degrees of Latitude (5:47)
5 Sky Girls (6:29)
6 Decoding With Celine (10:12)
7 Through the Moving Light (5:21)
8 A Room In The House Closed To The Public (6:33)
9 C8 H10 N4 O2 (Re-stirred 2005) (7:34)
10 The Murder Mystery Dinner Train (6:56)
11 At Marianas Trench (5:17)
12 40 Sublunary Seconds (0:40)
"Decoding With Celine" is another track which plunges us into TD era, like a sort of 220 Volts, with a good sequential movement which skips on a slender and rippling on a clouded line synth. The percussions start an awakening of the rhythm which is fastly joined by melodious chords of a sober guitar and a synth to plaintive solos. Always nervous, the rhythm reaches a breaking point where more floating ambiances and synth layers skimmed through percussions always so lively. And the rhythm starts again with chords which cavort and are harpooned by furious guitar solos, feeding the ambivalence of "Decoding with Celine" rhythms. Chords of an acoustic guitar a bit metallic open the very beautiful "Through the Moving Light". Percussions tumble to hammer a frank and curt rhythm, while a piano and a guitar throw beautiful chords and melodious solos on a slow and heavy rhythm. It’s a nice rhythm and a great melody, a kind of electronic Beatles song, where the melodious approach is subdivided by several instruments but it’s the guitar which prevails with beautiful chords, ethereal and dreamy coats layers as well as beautiful solos which unhook soul sighs. "C8H10N4O2 (Re-stirred 2005)" is slightly modified on Neptunes where it takes a nice techno rock tangent, which interrupt a rather ambient structure. "The Murder Mystery Dinner Train" plunges us back into ambivalent structures where the powerful rhythm is interrupted by more quiet passages. Furious and heavy rhythms, hammered by good percussions and bass/ guitars riffs as well as heavy incisive solos which tear the rhythmic canvas.
As much Neptunes is heavy, as much it’s melodious, divided and torn between ethereal passages, cosmic ambiances, nice melodies and heavy, brutal guitar riffs which bang on great solos. I was astonished by the power of Neptunes and its harmonious and ambient inserts. But I was especially amazed to observe his importance in the rhythmic approaches of the Dream. Alone freed from the yoke of Tangerine Dream who, at that time, tried to conquer 2 publics, Jerome feels at ease as much with guitars as synths and ambiances than rhythms. In fact, I wonder why the Dream didn’t borrow this way where the ethereal crosses marvellously heavy and unpredictable rhythms which abound on this sonny Froese's first solo opus. Neptunes is a solid opus which will know how to conquer you … It’s what arrived to me, after some years to make me pull the ear.
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