After being absent for a little while on Altar Records, Moscow based musician Nick Klimenko...
... (aka Chronos) fortunately brings us not one but two brand new ambient albums in 2012. Nick is exclusively recording with analog gear and real synthesizers in his studio to capture the essence and warmth of a great sound!
The 'Mars' journey can be described as follows 'Today, the solar system travels a near circular path around our galaxy, keeping a constant 30000 light years between us and the seething galactic core'. We once assumed most stars stayed in such quiet orbits for their entire lives. Our ride may have been more exciting. The characteristic spiral arms of a galaxy such as the Milky Way are waves of higher density, regions where stars and gas are a little closer together than elsewhere in our galaxy's disc. Their additional gravity is normally too weak to alter a star's path by much, but if the star's orbital speed happens to match the speed at which the spiral arm is itself rotating, then the extra force has more time to take effect.
'It's like surfers on the ocean if they're paddling too slow or too fast they don't get anywhere. They have to match the speed just right, and then they get pushed along'. Have a great trip through the Milky Way! The universal spectacle throughout was shaped for admiration and delight, grand in itself alone, but in that breach through which the homeless voice of waters rose, that dark deep thoroughfare, had nature lodged the soul, the imagination of the whole enjoy!