Exoplanet, the new album by Jens Buchert, leaves again the musical expanses of our aural solar system. Between Ethereal Techno, Ambient, Retro Electronica, Progressive House and Chillhouse, his scene-setting style simply can not really be classified. Already the opener Exoplanet pushes the synapses right to the front and shows the listener the course into a colorful sound- universe consisting of synthesizer legends like ARP2600, Minimoog, Synclavier, Korg MS20, Oberheim OB-8 and a few secret sound ingredients. The sophisticated, complex beats around the 120bpm are uplifting and clubby - but not too dominant or trite (Worldrone | Arcticon). Tingling, striking analog synthesizer arpeggios (Darksteps), wide, warming 3D- padsounds (Icelander), pulsating, homogeneous sound-structures and symbiotic harmonies (Skyflow) will captivate you. A retrospective, perfected analog sound can also be clearly heard as in Wavefields or Cyclesphere.
Exoplanet by Jens Buchert defines the musical boundaries of electronic music far from the mainstream. A refreshing album for the scene and beyond.