Juno Reactor – Final Frontier Details
Goa Trance Mission Presents
Juno Reactor – Final Frontier
Juno Reactor are known for their cinematic fusion of electronic, global influences, and a dynamic orchestral approach, collaborating with composer Don Davis and composing for the musical score of The Matrix Trilogy. Central to the project is Ben Watkins and his collaborations with a constantly changing ensemble of musicians from across the world.
The Current line up consists of Ben Watkins, Budgie (drums) Sugizo (Guitar – Japan) – Mali Mazal (Dancer – Percussionist – Israel) – Hamsika Iyer (Singer – India) – Amir Haddad (Guitar – Spain) – Kostas (Percussion – Greece) Juno Reactor was formed as an art project in 1990. To collaborate with other artists, producing music that were not commercially driven, to create experimental music and non-musical soundtracks that would work with installations, and film projects.
The Golden Sun Of The Great East is the 8th Juno Reactor Studio album. The album further hones the exotic mix of surging trance beats, cinematic vision and lustrous world music flavors which characterized its predecessors, from propulsive turbo-opener ‘Final Frontier’ to evocative satellite serenade finale ‘Playing With Fire’ and its panoramic chorale of synths, strings and haunting voices. In between, tracks such as ‘Invisible’, ‘Guillotine’ and ‘Trans Siberian’ surge on mammoth waves of sparkling riffs, turbulent drums and Diva vocals, all directed by Watkins’ unique sense of drama. While ‘Tempest’ and ‘Zombie’ introduce horror movie atmospherics, ‘Shine’ and ‘To Byculla’ hop off the pounding beats express to deliver a subtler strain of exotic, emotional flow. Studded with future classics, the album seems built for a stratospheric live show.