Stranger in a Strange Land

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Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land is a gem of an album. Wavestar style sequencing, Dysonesque melodics and Ashok’s own unique style make this a must have for fans of classic style EM.

The album is also notable for containing arguably Ashok’s finest piece, the sensational “classic” sequence-based Unicorn.

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Reviews

  1. Fan

    Great 90’s sequencer album.

  2. Graham Getty SMD

    Ashok’s previous release ‘Of Times & Places’ was a bright uptempo offering which he described as “East ‘n Synth”. After a couple of minutes of his latest album I fully expected more in the same vein but suddenly 2 minutes into the opening track ‘Unicorn’ a sensational “classic” sequence bursts onto the scene backed superbly by tabla percussion. It fades after a few minutes then returns for a brief reprise – and all this packed into a smidgen under 5 minutes.

    It’s an opening which I didn’t expect and now I’m fascinated to hear what comes next. ‘Searcher of Souls’ opens with foreboding chords then breaks into a soulful motif. Excellent sequencing then re-emerges accompanied by a poised melody which fits the rhythm perfectly. The sequences constantly ebb and flow as complimentary themes weave a skilful thread. At the five minute mark guitar also emerges from the mists – again this track really does pack in the content and style.

    ‘Dancing Dust’ opens with syncopating effects which then lead to a plucked guitar theme very reminiscent of John Dyson. The approach is measured rather than powerful and again the piece twists and turns until another delightful sequence emerges at the 5 minute mark. ‘Triangular Succession’ combines a heavy drum beat and various synth lines to create a very unusual piece. Equally unusual is the title of track 5 – ‘Artists Palette at Wai O Tapu’. The opening refrains are symphonic in nature, somewhat reminiscent of Tomita in places. Enter a short burst of vocal effects closely followed by pulsing sequences and again we have a top notch outing. The rhythmics are superbly judged and there are some choice melodics on show too. ‘Letters from Here and There’ opens brightly and, yes you’ve guessed it, another storming sequence then hits home – and what a corker, possibly the best so far as it follows the melodics in classic fashion. ‘Messenger of Malicious Truths’ is yet another superb outing, airing measured themes before strange effects and echoed guitar take centre stage.

    Finally we have ‘To Turn and Turn’ and yet again Ashok Prema produces a magnificent slab of pulsing electronics and beguiling themes – and do I detect a sniff of Kraftwerk in there? This is a gem of an album. Wavestarstyle sequencing, Dysonesque melodics, and Ashok’s own unique style. Highly recommended.

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Stranger in a Strange Land