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Paul Ellis — The Infinity Room
(Groove Unlimited GR-130, 2006, CD)

by Roel Steverink, Published 2007-03-01

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Isn’t time a subject that has fascinated and haunted mankind from the beginning? Ellis pushes through the barriers and finds endless space in a yet confined room. Isn’t this the perfect way of undergoing EM, by shutting yourself from the outside destractions, letting the music dissolve the walls of the room? They’re still there, but you don’t notice them anymore, you’re in the infinity room. On his fifth solo album he makes what I would call symphonic space. We have big washes of colorful sound and on the other hand the true space sounds. Ellis combines the two styles brilliantly and brings pure harmony to the ear. He also taps into the heart of the musical magic Stearns made in the 80s. Sequencers are fed with thick layered sounds that immediately deliver goosebumps. The solos Ellis plays are also truly inspired. Really amazing is the melody-transposing that carries the listener away into atmospheres beyond reality. But also the counterpoint of the harmonies and layering, strikes one with wonder and awe. I would say close to a masterpiece.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 34, 2006 releases

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