Stelladrine - You'll Never See Your World Again

Stelladrine - You'll Never See Your World Again

Release date: September 28, 2005
Format: CD, clear jewel case, 550 copies

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Kristopher Spencer | April 01, 2006

Taking its inspiration from sci-fi b-movies of the 50's, Stelladrine's You'll Never See Your World Again promises a kitschy listening experience, but actually achieves something different. Instead of offering "space age bachelor pad music" Stelladrine favors a techno-based sound of electronic textures and machine-made rhythms.

With track titles like "Astrosurfers of Tomorrow" and "Beyond the Stars," one expects a sort of pulpy romanticized vision of intergalactic space travel and adventure, but the actual listening experience is more reminiscent of a dystopian sci-fi soundtrack experience. Dialogue samples seap through dense electronic textures that are reminiscent of Louis and Bebe Barron's Forbidden Planet soundtrack.

While YNSYWA isn't melodically memorable, it definitely achieves its aesthetic aim: an otherworldly listening experience.

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