Originally released as a vinyl LP in an edition of 500, a split label release between Expansive and Cylindrical Habitat Modules.
"Major new release from Daryl Groetsch aka Pulse Emitter, still the stand-out performer to come out of the whole cosmo-synth explosion. Spiritual Vistas spans four tracks of heady devotional synth spectra that combine the high gothic mass style of early planet-devouring Tangerine Dream with a deep elemental/environmental feels that is profoundly affecting. The opening "Tree Lined Asphalt" conjures the lonely ghost of Nurse With Wound's Soliloquy For Lilith with glassy tones generating eerie circular melodies that dissolve into each other again and again while hinting at stately melodic arcs. "Moonlit Valley" hovers in the sky over the whole Neu/Harmonia cultus with simple ticker-tape melodies overwhelmed with sighing waves of distant synth. Unlike the bulk of the current crop there's little 80s nostalgia or new wave fluff to Groetsch's vision of new synthesized sound and side two's beautiful "High Altitude Golden Sunset" is a case in point, a music of awe-inspiring beauty that is as momentous as Ligeti or Gorecki and as cosmo-focussed as your favourite space cadet (mine's Sergius Golowin, in case you're wondering). No one is making synth music that feels so organic, so rapturous and so 'in tune' with the contours of outer and inner space as Groetsch and this just might be the masterpiece that we've been waiting for from him. You could live inside this. Edition of 500 copies. Highly recommended."
-David Keenan/Volcanic Tongue
released 24 February 2011
Composed and recorded by Daryl Groetsch, 2010.
Synthesizers: Oberheim OB-8, Ensoniq ESQ-1, analog modular.
Effects: Lexicon PCM 80.
cover art by Julian Gulyas.
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