I missed this when it first came out, picked it up at the same time as Into The Sunset. Haven't quite fully delved into it yet, but I can already tell it's another winner! Berlin school fans should add this to their Bandcamp collection without hesitation.
Well, as Steve said in his comments, I've been a fan for years, and this new album is no exception. Looking at his release schedule, I will eagerly await his next one in, oh, about 2026. Great classic Berlin school sound, so good.
Listening to this it feels like Colin and Grant picked up right where they left off in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when they released several very good melodic Berlin school albums. Almagest is a worthy successor to their prior outings. Alternating subtle atmospheric tracks with more propulsive Teutonic leanings, this recording has something for all retro synth music fans. Highly recommended and just plain fun.
Robert, thank you so much for this wonderful, calming music in these turbulent times. Great from start to finish. Thanks especially for including the full album as the last track, since Bandcamp hasn't figured out gapless playback yet. :-)
All of Steve's music is very good; much of it is great; and a number of releases surpass even those. Nectar Meditation is one such album. Wonderful collaboration between Steve, Serena and Byron. Nectar of the gods? Indeed.