The late great electro artist James Stinson of Drexciya fame created one album under the moniker Shifted Phases. This track – my favourite from the album – begins with what might almost be the sound of a plane taking off before it develops into the other-worldly, lonely whine of the Comet Bopp, passing by and observing life on earth. The piano-like synth is gorgeously delayed and each note echoes to create a sense of space in the mix.
This is the lesser explored, more emotive side of Stinson that also appears on his more famous alias The Other People Place that again, only appears on one record – The Lifestyles of the Laptop Café. The title of this album however – The Cosmic Memoirs Of The Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope – seems like a sci-fi novel, but, importantly, a Memoir, conveying Stinson’s intentions in creating a personal, nostalgic record that paradoxically looks outward to the stars in order to examine the inner life.