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Translating what the eyes see into what the ears hear when they scan the night sky has been an obsession of musicians as far back as Holst composing “The Planets”. Since many within the electronic music province have tried to articulate the grandeur and enormity of the cosmos, but few – if any – have done it with the same career-long dedication and effect as Robert Nickson.
Like a modern-day Holst, Robert’s never gazed down or around when finding inspiration, only ever up. His fascination with reading, interpreting and soundscaping the night sky reaches its apex this month through the release of his first long-playing collection, “Tellurian”.
Across eighteen pieces of music, the album’s motivational centre is humanity’s relation to the vast expanse above. The titles that pepper its tracklist give a distortion-free picture of what to should expect of “Tellurian”. “Made Of Stars”, “Blue Encounter”, “Jupiter”, “Oort Cloud”, “Space Traffic Control”, “Earth Rise” and his most recent single “Graviton” are just some of the tracks that have the epic nature of the cosmos all but running through their veins.
Robert does, however, reserve a terrestrial quarter for “Tellurian”. Its most thematically chilled and coolest-of-tempo numbers (most notably among them “Arecibo”, “California” & “St. Kilda”) are the lookout points from which Robert ponders the great beyond.
The album is to the greater degree the work of Nickson himself, but on occasion over its duration, Robert works in conjunction with collaborators. “Feed My Soul” features the inimitable voice of Thea Riley and English singer/songwriter Ellie Lawson supplies her folk-flecked tones to “The Way That U R”. “Blue Encounter” sees M.I.K.E. Push assuming a coproduction role, while “Maya” brings Re:Locate back into Nickson’s production equation.
An album with epic intent, delivered with a singular determination.
Robert Nickson’s first artist album “Tellurian” is out on October 04th 2019!
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Tracklist “Tellurian”:
01. Robert Nickson – Arecibo
02. Robert Nickson – Iridium Flare
03. Robert Nickson with Thea Riley – Feed My Soul
04. Robert Nickson – California
05. RNX with Vintage & Morelli x Arielle Maren – Lonely Shore
06. Robert Nickson – Gridlock
07. Robert Nickson – Journey To The Deep
08. Robert Nickson – Jupiter
09. Robert Nickson with Ellie Lawson – The Way That U R
10. Robert Nickson – St. Kilda
11. Robert Nickson – Made Of Stars
12. Robert Nickson with M.I.K.E. Push – Blue Encounter
13. Robert Nickson – Space Traffic Control
14. Robert Nickson – Graviton
15. Robert Nickson with Astroleaf – The Journey
16. Robert Nickson with Re:Locate – Maya
17. Robert Nickson – Oort Cloud
18. Robert Nickson – Earth Rise