Where do we start? Sequencer is an up and coming very young Los Angeles based synthwave artist that is active in the scene. Always looking to improve and experiment and this album delivers in the way that we have come to expect from Sequencer.
Truly avantgarde and prolific in storyline delivery. Voyager follows the travels of the voyager as he wakes up on a ship, drops a probe, dealing with depression, overcoming it, avoiding near death, and finally death itself.
The album features liner notes for every track that you can read through to follow the storyline. Though at times the story doesn’t make quite linear sense, it can add to the drama of the tension filled tracks.
It’s a star studded listening venture including some well known and unknown artists alike, Straplocked, Slicarus, Icarus, Turrn, FEAR, Nightkhat, and Thunder Porpoise.
Starting off to set the mood in an unrelated opening track we have, “Time” featuring both Straplocked and Icarus. (Straplocked is one part of Recall FMs very own Straplocked Society) and Icarus is a Swedish electro-marketing-guru that has worked with pop bands recording and making tracks. A lot of experience between the two and it elevates this track to bounds beyond what is normally found in your typical synthwave track.
“Home”, the title seems like an homage to Daft Punk, a clear influence of Sequencer. Great track, which exemplifies the artist with his own two feet. It shows what a bit of dedication and fine tuning can produce. The bass line and electronic swinging makes the track a standout.
Cinematic is Sequencers middle name!…… if he had two names. He doesn’t though. That doesn’t stop “Frequency” and “Wake up, Time to Die” from delivering a cinematic score to a space cold movie about asteroids, neon glow from swirling planets and a ruckus aboard the Gargantua ship!
At its core I would say that the genre is cinematic chillwave with hints of aggression. It’s all over the place. Each track is different yet the same theme.
The tracks don’t feel disconnected even though there are hints of dubstep, especially in the interlude track, “Adrift 445”.
Overall, this is a good release and I can say that I did enjoy listening to it. The mixing and mastering is superb, some of the best I’ve heard recently.
Overall Score: A (92%)
Overall Outerspace Score: 74%
Overall can this album get Sequencer a date score: 23%