« on: December 19, 2009, 06:37:49 PM »
"Infinite In All Directions" is another fantastic cosmic space trip into the dark and unexplored regions--true "space music" in every sense of the phrase. Without synths this time, the sound is much more dense than the duo's debut "Solar Noise" (still one of the best Hypnos releases ever), but no less atmospheric. You gotta love guitars (which I do) and all the magical new sounds that can be coaxed out of them with delays and other processing goodies, to appreciate this music. I imagine this release is what may have resulted had Slowdive dropped the girl and the drummer, and decided not to make pop music anymore, but rather sit around their own bedrooms and make trippy soundscapes for their own personal enjoyment. There is that intimate vibe present on this recording. Music not for the casual listen, but immersive music that demands your full attention to appreciate every nuance of the sounscapes. One of the very best of 2009, and worth the 10-year wait.