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Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Silent Invisible Radiation: The Difficulties Working in The 4th Dimension

Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Silent Invisible Radiation: The Difficulties Working in The 4th Dimension

Silent Invisible Radiation is the brainchild of Neil MacKay (ex-bass player of the legendary Loop – and the somewhat lesser known bassist & vocalist of the Hair & Skin Trading Company), and drummer Damon Belchambers (ex-Hawaian Death Club, 6 Ft8 and the Bennies – not bands I can inform on sorry!), and this is their second release following the somewhat under the radar debut ‘Ode To The Mothership’. Described as “psychedelically synthesized space rock”, or “soundtrack-inspired hypnotically driving psychedelic muzak”, you already know what it sounds like! The only mystery is why it’s been mastered to a lower volume than an “average” CD – although there is no complaint with the contents therein. Hypnotic, evocative, meditative, suggestive…there is plenty to explore. Likely to be a similar set up to the first release involving a miniMoog Voyager with bass/synth/sequencer and live drums, not a single word is uttered or sung – and is not required. Phrases such as “primal ooze” depict the distinct possibility that different parts of your brain are engaging with this in different ways at the same time – what more could you really ask for?! There are shades of Loop et al on board, but this is a slower, dreamier more contemplative sojourn. Cited influences are music/art/science/peace. Six long wondrous tracks. Check out the cool video for Black Hand on You Tube. Trippy man!