555 – Nine GatesPosted: June 2, 2014
Now this is one refreshingly psychedelic ride through glossy surfaces and hi-tech krautrocky rhythms, spilling into a densely textured euphoric sound-ooze reminiscent of Food Pyramid – well, this IS Chris Farstad, one third of Food Pyramid, operating under his non-malevolent 555 moniker. Between the hyper-kinetic jumpstarts of “Som Hassel” to the sprawling, electrified drone of “Meltwater Pulse 1A”, this is a visionary journey through Syd Mead’s ciites, Buckminster Fuller’s domes and the wildest concept cars of Bertone, Italdesign and Pininfarina, as narrated by J.G. Ballard during his residence in Vermillion Sands… Nine Gates is a great cassette both for intense introspections, but also for high-energy workouts. Highly recommended! Grab the tape from Moon Glyph.