ALBUM REVIEW: Sonic Boom – All Things Being Equal | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 05.06.20







Having reinvented himself in various forms since the grounding of Spacemen 3, it’s heart-warming to see Peter Kember’s recent production/mixing/solo work held in as high esteem as the output he created a lifetime ago.  

Sparse and minimal in places as demonstrated on the lush On A Summer’s Day, and with dance-floor-ready tracks like The Way That You Live and Tawkin Tekno, All Things Being Equal manages to recapture the layered electronic synth sound and pop melodies often seen in Boom’s production work and mix them with distant, spiritual, atmospherics.  To put a case forward to say this sounds like the love child of Kraftwerk’s Autobahn and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass wouldn’t be as strange as it might initially sound.


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