Zombi synth sorcerer Steve Moore contributes two helpings of kosmische reverie to Ghost Box’s ‘Other Voices’ 7” series. It’s a wonder this particular hook-up has taken so long to happen, as the correspondences between the haunted audio of Ghost Box and Moore’s own brand of gleaming retrofuturism are undeniable, while the two camps have maintained a mutual respect for some time. A (Tangerine) dream team, then.
8/10 Clinton Staff review, 20 February 2015
I've never really gone in for the '70s synth type sound me, but I think I'm starting to warm to it a bit. I really liked a couple of last week's singles on Deep Distance, and now there's this: a wonderfully evocative piece of haunting synth work from Steve Moore. As you should know by now, Moore is the keyboard player in Zombi as well as a prolific composer in his own right. Here he paints a gloriously dystopian soundtrack using simple tools. A four note up-and-down bass synth sits beneath a gorgeous widescreen synth pad before some twiddly Rick Wakeman synths flutter about. They're not too twiddly. Just the right amount of twiddle.
Overleaf is more glorious early day synth goodness following a very similar pattern to the A side in composition, though in terms of mood it's a very different piece. Again the tools are simple but it's perfectly judged.
9/10 Andrew Customer review, 13th February 2015
These Ghost Box 7" releases shouldn't need reviewing, everyone should be buying on sight. I bloody love them, in fact I'd say they are as addictive as Panini stickers to an 8 year old boy. This record is no exception to the high quality of the other voices series releases. Slower tempo than the first too, but a must for fans of John Carpenter with its sinister synths and air of menace. Not so scary you wont want to play it again and again mind. Fantastic stuff, I also reallyblove the design of these sleeves, the test card image is such a signifier for the era these records hark to it just works so well.
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