Encounter is state of the art spacemusic by a master of the genre. It extends the style of MICHAEL STEARNS’ early classic, Planetary Unfolding, and deepens the direction of his recent works, Chronos, and Floating Whispers.
‘One of the musical dialects which has felt most natural to me is the language of Space. Although many of my albums have been written and recorded in the flavor of Space, this is the first to focus on Space as a theme. This series of vignettes evoke very literal images of a Contact/Encounter, and a journey into the environments of what we call ‘outer space’. We travel both linearly and dimensionally (obliquely) through this science fantasy on a sonic voyage that is both very personal, and yet familiar to all. ‘ – Michael Stearns
“Michael Stearns is probably the best, and certainly the most consistently interesting and intriguing American synthesist around.” - Audion Magazine