FieldTRIP Wrong Planet
By Marcus Pan
Having been a fan of Gabor Csupos
music for some time, I was pretty stoked when Tone Casualties asked if I
wanted a copy of his latest project FieldTRIP. A mesmerizing and trippy
slide through a trance masters domain, Wrong Planet is already a
favorite. Nebula for example uses earthy sounding horns, but somehow
still sends you spacefaring. A wonderfully and intrinsically laid out plan of
universe hopping. Ghost Sonata takes the horn melodies and blends them
into a more synthetic toy piano sound as it slows the rhythm down a bit for
some sight seeing far away now that Nebula lifted you off.
Sleepwalker really picks up the pace and doesnt
come off sleepy or as light as a walk. The first few tracks thus far have me
feeling the earthy tones of Wrong Planet with its horn-based dirges and
flutey trappings. Very meditative, very diggable. Tracks flow smoothly into one
another taking a key sound from a previous song. Some chanty vocals, male and
female, join us for our journey in Terra Nova.
After youve traipsed about a while, Eno Tron
will tinkle things down into a landing somewhere far away a pleasant
dreamscape of lilies and butterflies with airbrushed skies and stars that
glimmer with not only light but sound. Everything slows down
your breath and your heart and suddenly youre more placid and calm than
youve been in years. The butterflies take flight and a breeze blows
lazily in with a hint of bronze.
Lanterna Burana gets strange and oozing with vocal
aahs wound into a fluffy cake. Suddenly Cairo Mio gets Arabian on you as
it blows its flute like rhythm through your essence. Dragon Disco gets
funky and lays down some rippin bass. Action Cinema brings
Wrong Planet to a close with a swift rhythm and a march-like orchestral
movement, powerful without having to be over the top loud. Wonderfully done.
What a good time it was tripping off to Wrong Planet,
really. Gabor hasnt lost a single touch of his arrangement ability or
flair, as good as ever. Its a brilliant album, but without the
pervasiveness that some versions of high brow brilliant get. Its genius
but reachable and graspable.
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