The theme on this recording is about an alien android world facing a six month cold period on their inhabited planet Offworld Op1. Too cold even for androids to survive. So they need to move to the farthest moon Celios and wait for the sun to rise again. The seven tracks on Offworld Op1 Equs is a the soundtrack inspired by this tale. It is advisable to read the short introduction inside the digipack before you take on to the listening trip.
Offworld Op1 Equs sets off with a repeating piano melody that will be used in the first four tracks. Rapoon uses jazzy vibes and ethnic sounds that give a light drama in the music. The nervousness of the android community was remarkably made detectable. Unearthly voices and tones are mixed in the ambient atmosphere. In the third track, We Beat Our Drums, beats appear and the piano sounds more anxious and hollow. Android communication resonates now and then in the distance. This track has a roving Harold Budd mood.
Part four, The Crystals Form Along The Edge has still this repeating piano melody where soundscapes and alien talking are melted into a bizarre desolate mood. Can androids dream too? The fifth part, The Processing Of Flowers, has an ethnic chanting that sounds too ordinary to be connected with the extraterrestrial storyline . Saxophone and flute tunes turn up conceiving a jungle tendency.
A Sequence Of Lights We Travel In Darkness drones with noisy rumble. Strange vocal sequences give this sixth track a very dark an industrial character. You can feel the androids are impatient to leave their nightmare.
The last track is an eighteen minute long revival and celebrating piece. The sounds of relief and freedom bathe in beautiful spacious soundscapes. Enlightenment arrives for the conscious machines with overmodulated noises and choral synths. This part ends with beautiful and peaceful ambient of android consolation.
Rapoon manages to construct a fabulous trip into an alien machinery world, drenched in perfection. Use headphones to listen to this beauty and be aware that humanoid life forms will appear in your dreams after this journey. Cd comes in a full colour 6-panel digipack and is limited to 300 copies.