Artificial HorizonsCreel Pone
CP 204 CD
Privately pressed on his Sandy Springs-based Horizons label in 1974, this is the sole release of Georgian home-studio Electronic Music maestro Tom Behrens. Hiding behind a glorious op-art sleeve, the music contained here is an inspired blend of noisy, free-synth filigree & the kind of anthemic, rising chord shapes more attuned to something like doom metal than the tried & true "Berlin School" methods which are often the launching-off point.
Aesthetically similar to Lorq Damon's "Journey to the Land of Forgotten Dreams" or even Cellutron & The Invisible's "Reflecting On The First Watch, We Uncover Treasure Buried For The Blind", the record's aesthetic framework of largely Electronic Music gives way in spots to a spaced-out Psychedelic sensibility, with some fine echoplex'd harp, flute, and dulcimer stylings dotting the proceedings.
A fantastic example of a regional, undiscussed "One Man Against The World" effort, made real once again via Mr. P.C. C.P.'s efforts.