With the album HElicopTEr, electronic gurus cEvin Key and Phil Western strayed away from the more atmospheric, IDM-flavored electronica of the acts previous releases. Breaking out the oldest of the analog machines in the keyboard Mecca that is Subconscious Studios, Download play with a much more up-tempo feel as the tracks flow from the sedate and sublime into a bubbling, almost playful take on the signature Download sound. The use of the analog equipment created a genre-bending retro quality to HElicopTEr, presented here with three additional tracks as Helicopter + Wookie Wall.
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I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this album after its announcement in fall 2020. I was not disappointed.
While many of the tracks are reminiscent of Unknown Room, in both composition and sound palette, that by no means is a weakness for the album. A beautiful selection of guest vocalists make the album make the album extremely engaging. I look forward to spinning the wax for the missus once it arrives.
My favorite track is an instrumental: Third Eye. It is utterly Braptastic. experimentalfan