"Solar Winds" - reminds me a lot of 'Beneah Another
Sky', which has become my all-time favorite Lynne album.
"Information Rush" - Nice speedy rhythm; 'Accelerator'
goodness, paired with some Turbo Lotus memories. "Neutron
Groove" - The first thing that came to mind for the
beginning was "Budbrain Megademo loader tune".
:-) Yeah, I love reminiscences of the good old Amiga times!
"Ghost Machine" - Nice and dark and scary. Good
for Halloween, and a remini- scence of your great album
'Undercover'. Could be right out of the 'Far Cry' soundtrack;
the repeating note sequence reminds me of a specificially
scary level of that game. "Stellar Welcome" -
Another Lynne demotune at its best. One can clearly see
where your roots were. ;) "China Temple Morning"
- You prove once more that you master different styles of
music. After the exotic 'Beneath Another Sky' and the mysterious
'Undercover', a song that could have come right of a far-east
movie soundtrack. Naturally a reminder of 'Sun Temple',
and a slight reminder of the wonderful exotic music in the
'Time Machine' soundtrack by Klaus Badelt. "Communicator"
- If I had to place it, it'd go inbetween 'Beneath Another
Sky' and 'Colony'. Has elements from both, also a bit from
the great German version of the Captain Future soundtrack.
Great Lynne-esque tune and chords, good guitar parts. "Koloss"
- Nice and quiet. The title kinda gave me the association
of an Unreal Tournament 2k4 map and I was expecting a hard
rock style track. ;) Instead I was nicely reminded of the
quiet passages of the "Longest Journey 2 - Dreamfall"
soundtrack. "Crystal Horizon" - A great reminiscence
of the Safar Timura trilogy. Copied some chords from there?
;) Some "Colony" is also there. "Voyager"
- Talk about coincidences. :) I'm at the moment writing
a little fanfiction story that involves an alien entity
being hurled off into space by a supernova explosion and
the various astronomical phenomena it meets during its travel.
The track "Voyager" is a huge inspiration for
that and goes along perfectly with the theme! Summary: anybody
who's a Lynne fan and likes a mix of various styles and
a multitude of reminiscences, of previous Lynne albums,
of game and movie soundtracks and of demoscene music both
from the Good Old Days and the present time: get this album!"
- Frank Zavelberg
"Crystal Horizon" is just fantastic. I can't
get the riffs of Communicator out of my head, and nor do
I want to. I'm in danger of starting to overuse words like
corruscating and scintillating and cosmic (man). And of
playing air-synth on my packed commuter train and being
stared at... - Nick Green, UK
"The two new albums ("Crystal Horizon" and
"Nanoteknika") are both unbelievably good. Stellar.
Good as in "if my house was on fire and I could only
grab a handful of albums I'd grab these" sort of good.
These are easily some of the finest works I have (and I
have over 8,000 tracks of music to choose from). Anyway...
The day I got Crystal Horizon I probably looped the full
album about 9 times in a row (and many times more over the
next 3 days). I listen to music for various reasons (from
just to have something on when I'm working to trying to
relax and listening more attentively). This album has so
many layers to it its character changes depending on how
much attention you give it. I've enjoyed it with headphones
and speakers, both during work and relaxation, and continue
to find new aspects to appreciate each time I play it.
Nanoteknika has many similar qualities, for the same reasons.
What I find impressive is that absolutely nothing on either
album could be called filler. Certainly some tracks are
absolutely outstanding (Quantum Paradise is one I'll loop
individually 5-10x in a row sometimes) but every track has
something to offer and stands on its own." - Dan
"It's a magnificent album. I heard the tracks and
I love it. My favourite song is Koloss." - Juan
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