â€œTimid Creatureâ€ is the first track on â€œOut Of Orbitâ€, establishing Alphanaut as an act that can skillfully move through a number of musical genres, eras, and influences. This means that the track touches upon acts like Depeche Mode, New Order, and even Lou Reed at points. There is a retro feel to â€œOut Of Orbitâ€ that keeps individuals listening in, while Alphanaut takes complete care to make each track have a current feel. â€œSafe and Whiteâ€ is a bubbling, brooding track that gradually gains energy, allowing the chorus to bounce around listenersâ€™ heads for months after the first listen.
Where a great many of the New Romantic acts had little replay value to their efforts, the intricate and nuanced arrangements of Alphanaut here ensure that listeners will continue to listen until that point where they uncover every one of Alphanautâ€™s twists and turns. â€œNever Been To Athensâ€ may just be the tip of the mountain during â€œOut of Orbitâ€, as it shifts the paradigm slightly to allow for insertions of nineties (God Lives Underwater, Stabbing Westward) to the overall sound of the track, which also takes in a little Psychedelic Furs to taste. Where there seems on many albums to be a precipitous decline in quality as the album continues, â€œOut Of Orbitâ€ continues to hit hard with each subsequent track. Of particular note during the late reaches of the album would have to be the penultimate track â€œDonâ€™t Hide Away From The Sunâ€. â€œDonâ€™t Hide Away From The Sunâ€ has a drum and bass feel that represents a balancing between the organic and the electronic, with touches of a Marilyn Manson ensuring that listeners will have enough energy to finish up â€œOut Of Orbitâ€.
The albumâ€™s final track, â€œSatellites Crashingâ€, is a perfect end to a great album, in that it settles matters brought up during the disc, while spicing things up in a way that will keep listeners guessing what will happen on the next Alphanaut release.
Top Tracks: Never Been To Athens, Timid Creature
Alphanaut â€“ Out Of Orbit / 2010 MAD Music / 10 Tracks / http://www.planetalphanaut.com /s http://www.myspace.com/planetalphanaut