Astronaut of Inner Space

Feeling a severe lack of ring modulators in your life? The solution: Rothkamm’s FB02 – Astronaut of Inner Space. Echoing back to the likes of Isao Tomita, Rothkamm’s sine wave-heavy sound world is charmingly anachronistic compared with today’s typical laptop-slinging electronic musician. Part sci-fi, part microtonal utopia with a little Stockhausen peppered throughout, a glittering drizzle of tinkles and swells swirl around the ears, taking the listener off into orbit. Throw in a little Close Encounter of the Third Kind quote and there’s fun to had by all.

—RN