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Fantastic Journey (CSR298CD)

by The Circular Ruins And Mystified

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"Fantastic Journey" is an homage to writers such as Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and other pioneers from the early age of science fantasy.

Stunningly adventurous dark ambient, dronescapes, pulsing synths, melancholic strings, and exploratory ambient electronica take us on a journey of imagination and ingenuity. Tales are woven of fantastic voyages and feats of scientific endeavour, through subterranean worlds, mysterious unexplored islands, Utopian societies, travels through time, and the farthest reaches of outer space.

"Fantastic Journey" perfectly encapsulates the wondrous visions of these futuristic writers over the last 150 years. Designed for serious listening and exercising your imagination...

Originally released in 2013, we are proud to release "Fantastic Journey" on CD-proper for the first time, with an exclusive 10-minute bonus track, taking the intrepid listener on one last marvellous adventure.

Composed and performed using various samples, synthesizers, and field recordings by Anthony Paul Kerby (The Circular Ruins) and Thomas Park (Mystified).

Mystified :: the background
The Circular Ruins :: the foreground


released October 8, 2021

Final arrangements and mastering by APK
Remastered for Cold Spring by Martin Bowes (The Cage)

Original artwork by DataObscura
Graphic Design by Abby Helasdottir


"The best approach is to take any book from one of these authors of the shelf, sit back in the most comfortable way, and read and play this music. What the musicians are doing here is simply offering nothing less than the best soundtrack for such a thing...reading about Captain Nemo and his submarine at home. With the tones produced in the titular piece, you are below sea level, wondering about the colours below the sea, the rusty vessel and the quiet life below deck... Field recordings are brought to life alter and age and die out again within the electronics these men have at their disposal... I found it very hard to peel myself out of that comfy chair and sit at the desk to commit words to this... hard to stop reading and listening... Another round of this very soon" (Vital Weekly)


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