When we last heard from Keepers of the Earth Peace Music Revolution they were blowing our mind with their Doom / Psych / Shoegaze ripper “Black Rose”. With “Pulsar R82” they make an about-face turn into deeply arpeggiated modular synth New Age music. In many respects these deep zones they tread are a different side of the same coin of their guitar-based psych. Where Hawkwind and Sabbath may have influenced previous work, Keepers of the Earth Peace Music Revolution’s work on their album Mystic Dreams that “Pulsar R82” is found on spans synth-exploring artists like Cluster, Tangerine Dream in the seventies, Vangelis and Jean-Michel Jarre in the 80’s, Steve Roach and Oribtal in the 90’s and pulls from modern day synth explorers Steve Hauschildt and Norm Chambers.
“Pulsar R82” rides an arpeggio through a series of melodies opening up and folding in on themselves. Creating a track that propelled by it’s own momentum. There are swirls of cloud-scraping synths and ambient washes of sound but a single arpeggiated melody acts as a through line for the entire composition. Keepers of the Earth Peace Music Revolution aim for total bliss out on this track and throughout Mystic Dreams.
Keepers of the Earth A “suburban looking” father and son duo from Salt Lake City who continue to explore deeper and deeper into psychedelic worlds created by sound. “Pulsar R82” and Mystic Dreams is an expansion in both their sound palate and method, but the result is the same. Pure psych bliss out.