Benn Jordan is best known for his solo work under the moniker of The Flashbulb, but fewer may have heard of his space ambient album, Pale Blue Dot. A complete escape from his typically eclectic music, the album showcases a serene, introspective side, that works immensely well in conjuring sounds of the mystical void. With ethereal, profound melodies, Benn portrays space as something full of life, something tangible - reachable. Space is given a voice which is neither cold nor dead. With lush synths, he paints the infinite blackness with a sense of warmth, like feeling the sun’s rays upon one’s face. The result is a breathtaking journey that glides effortlessly off Earth, into the unknown, and back home again. For the common man who may only ever experience space vicariously through a television set, Pale Blue Dot nurtures the space adventurist in us all. The ride is a smooth one from beginning to last, reminding us that although there is much to fear out there, the beauty, the complete illustriousness of the universe is magnificent to behold.
I think it served a solid purpose, I mean with lines like A complete escape from his typically eclectic music, the album showcases a serene, introspective side, that works immensely well in conjuring sounds of the mystical void
and Space is given a voice which is neither cold nor dead, it goes without saying much more IMO. a 5's a 5, right? not needy of arguments, making cases or listing negatives
As a point of comparison, its similar to a death metal review that spends 80% of its efforts talking
about how awesome the imagery of Satan, Zombies, Hell, etc is in a specific album. Well yeah,
but you're not really talking about the album in specific - that's what death metal is supposed
A little more individual analysis would be helpful in justifying the 5, imo, else it sorta looks like
a blog post / sound off (an excellent one at that, if I may add).