Erratic mental states as patterns of spiritual revelation. Drunken hovercab rides home at 2 AM. Sentimental collapse on an Alphane Moon. Goodbye messages recorded during failed atmospheric re-entry. Stelladrine's new album goes to what the project owes its very name to, Philip K. Dick's "Our Friends from Frolix 8", and stacks a selection of the author's bibliography on top of it as primordial fuel for these 12 tracks.
The collage-heavy and sample-driven nature of past albums gives way here to lush synthesizer pads, arpeggiated chords and deep drones influenced by 70's and 80's sci-fi synth soundtracks but informed by the sonic experimentations of Andrew Lagowski's S.E.T.I and Bad Sector.
Artwork kindly provided by the ever reliable STPo.