These golden records were the main inspiration for this debut album by Italian guitarist and sound sculptor Carlo Monti under his MCVX moniker. Not only does he use some of the sounds and sample from the records, he also managed to create a matching space ambient sound. Monti, being a progressive rock guitarist, obviously knows a thing or two about elaborate soundscapes and atmosphere, something he clearly showcases on this album.
The album contains five tracks, all of them being immersive pieces of ambient. Here and there percussion, voices or unidentifiable samples enhance the vast and ever-expanding feel, like in the brilliant 'Perpetual Angelus'. 'Oceanless' seems to take on a somewhat noisier approach, which immediately gives the track a haunting atmosphere. My favorite track here is the opener 'Faded', which reminds me of acts like IIVII, followed by the beautiful 'A Prayer'.
So in all, this is a splendid piece of work, delivered by a seasoned musician, one I gladly recommend to all you ambient aficionados out there. I don't think that's a surprise since the quality label Krysalisound has released the album and Francis M. Gri mastered the thing. 'Voyagers' is free to download, according to NASA samples copyright and I strongly suggest you do so. This is a gem.