|1.||"Faint Object Detection"|
|2.||"The Dance Of Planet X"|
|2.||"Flight Of The Comet"|
|2.||"Galactic Travels Suite"|
|2.||"The Beauty Of Celeste" (feat Che)|
As much love has already been given to Larry Heard's late '80s and early '90s work, it's nice to see some of the Chicagoan's slightly later work getting a deserved reissue. Alien first surfaced on Black Market International back in 1996, and finds Heard exploring his sci-fi influences in a range of deep and emotive styles. So, there are forays into blunted hip-hop ("The Beauty of Celeste"), twinkling, starburst ambience ("Faint Object Detection", "The Dance of Planet X") and Detroit techno-influenced melodic downtempo beats ("DNA-RNA"), as well as occasional moments of typically immersive deep house warmth (the wonderful "Flight of the Comet"). In other words, it's a trip into space in the company of one of electronic music's finest exponents of melodic richness.
Balearic Gabba Sound System, Alexis Le-Tan, Lawrence Le Doux, Ernie (Minuendo Recordings), Owain Kimber (Owain K), Sito / / Mischio Dischi Disco, TrueSelf, Taelue, Matt Trousdale, Cedric Woo, DNArt (Shift Ltd), Nick Anthony Simoncino, Riccio, Juno Recommends Downtempo, Sascha Dive, Giorgio Luceri, Fantastic Man, Sacha Mambo (Macadam Mambo), Joey Anderson, Ka One (Flyance Records), Forgotten Disco Star, MermaidS, Upside Down
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