This is the first CD in the series of music inspired by the popular SF- series "The X-Files", being a overall succes untill now.|
- Ron Boots & Ralf Knappe-Heinbockel - X-truders [12:45]
- Robert Marselje & Johannes Munz - Beyond [7:30]
- Kees Aerts & Ron Boots - Superficial Analysis of the Unsound Mind [12:40]
- Robert Marselje & Jean Paul van Engelen - Borderline [7:00]
- Eric van der Heijden & Harold van der Heijden - High Speed X-ing (Untie the borders of believe) [13:35]
- Eric van der Heijden & Ron Boots - The Machine [16:24]
The album blends out with catchy electronic music ranging from dynamic and up-tempo tracks to fascinating, overwhelming soundtextures, ending with the great, dancelike track "The Machine" by Ron Boots and Eric van der Heijden.
Finally, the excellent production and sound quality of the album makes it a feast to listen to.
In 1996, the good folks at Groove Unlimited, set out to do a CD of music inspired by the internationally popular television series, "The X-Files." Rather than leave the project to a single artiste, they gathered a group of talented electronicians and turned them loose in the studio. The result was "Out there Lies the Truth" (a very subtle pun). The CD features Ron Boots, Ralf Knappe-Heinbockel (a.k.a. Hemisphere), Johannes Munz, Robert Marselje, Kees Aerts, Jean Paul van Engelen, Eric van der Heijden and Harold van der Heijden.
The pairings were inspired and dynamic! The diversity of electronic styles delivers a melange of eclectic grabbers. This CD has it all - and then some! The styles range from dense atmospheres to rhythmic ambience to overt sequences.
The feelings evoked are mysterious, scary and ethereal. (Being only vaguely familiar with the show, I can only relate to the sci-fi atmosphere in general.) The soundscapes are majestic; the atmospheres are expansive; the experimental overtones are eerie.
I had feelings of impending doom juxtaposed by feelings of joy at new discoveries. The limits of my musical boundaries were stretched and I found myself listening again and again (and again!) to this electronic treasure.