"Saturnia are Luis Simoes & Francisco Rebelo and they create beautiful psychedelic & ambient melodies that continue to swim around in your head long after you have finished listening to their music. On 'The Glitter Odd' (their debut release for the Cranium Music label) the duo sound more like a full band with imaginative use of a wide range of instruments. The CD opens with 'Chrysalis' which has a ('67-69 period) Pink Floyd influence but propelled along by a dub beat. This track then seques into 'Bliss' which maintains the Floyd feel however with dreamy vocals added. 'Still Life' starts with a laid back dub feel but with an 'otherworldly' flute sound while piano adds an element of jazz feel to the piece. On a 'Trick Of The Light' theremin and synth's play out a scene that conjures up chatter between the musician's and birds in the forest. 'Azimuth/Menadel' at nearly 11 minutes is the longest track on the album and mixes psychedelic with dreamy ambient sound and vocals. On 'Organo' theremin & organ lead the way in building the track and as one listener described: 'it sounds like a Pink Panther theme tune'. 'Borealis' opens with morse code and the sound of a celestial wind and from there takes you to the stars. The CD finishes with the 4:54 min experimental piece 'The Glitter Odd' and this track is as surprising, different & imaginative as anything on this unique release. The music & layout is a concept album with a difference and the artwork, picture disc & sounds will give you a clue to its nature. Instruments: Luis Simoes plays theremin, electric & acoustic sitar, crybaby wha-wha, gong, lap steel, electric & acoustic guitars, chimes, castanets & e-bow & effects. Francisco Rebelo plays Philips Philicorda organ, Teisco synthesizer, Roland jp 8080 synthesizer, e-mu vintage keys, Fender jazz bass & metalophone & effects."
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