Did listen to this record already 2 or 3 times when it came out (but not as I should have done...) and did first not buy, now re-discovering again... and it is really special, a grower. If you like Tangerine Dream, this is for you also.
Favorite track: Ragamati.
Very nice album. Laid back, yet with enough 'oomph' to keep you awake (not because it's boring, because it's laid back) Makes me think of Tangerine Dream mixed with eastern vibes, with some blues mixed in
Please note: This is a compilation of songs from the first two albums "Status Flux" and "Moonstruck".
Introspective, contemplative, evocative: SURYA KRIS PETERS is the soloproject of Samsara Blues Experiment-mainbrain Christian Peters. His first LP "The Hermit" offers a selection of the previously only digitally released albums "Status Flux" (Aug 2015) and "Moonstruck" (Jan 2016). “The Hermit” can be seen as a summary of Peters´ musical influences reaching from childhood memories of Mike Oldfield and Bedrich Smetana to adolescent impressions by Trance To The Sun and Saturnia, sprinkles of Krautrock (esp. Popol Vuh and Klaus Schulze), and actual favorites like synthesizer drone-minimalist Eliane Radigue and sounds from Far East by artists like Osamu Kitajima and Ananda Shankar. While being rooted in the early days of electronic music Surya Kris Peters yet takes on a different approach. He masters to add his own perspective to music without being nostalgic.
released March 17, 2016
All music by Surya Kris Peters 2015. Mastering by Jens Vogel.