Title - 'The Fermi Paradox'
Artist - Paul K
For those not in the know, Paul Kirkpatrick, aka Paul K, is a British composer, producer, musician and songwriter.
He released and performed his debut album Omertà in 2017 to great critical acclaim and digitally released his new album, The Fermi Paradox, this past November 2018.
Now out as a physical limited edition release in January 2019, this quite stunning new album has, as it has been dictated to online, a deeply rooted concept to it that, perhaps, you should know going in.
It seems that the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence and the high probability estimates for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations formulated The Fermi Paradox perfectly.
3. 'Ecce Homo'
4. 'The Fermi Paradox'
5. 'Twelve Billion Eyes'
8. 'K I C 8462852 (Boyajian's Star)'
10. 'Dark Matter'
11. 'F R B'
12. 'The Great Silence'
13. 'Drake Equation'
Inclusive of audio samples from various cosmologists, it begins with the lushly constructed tones of 'Anomaly' which it backs up seamlessly with the dulcet piano tones of 'Sagan,' the more flowing post rock vibe of 'Ecce Home' and then the spoken word musings of the title track, 'The Fermi Paradox.'
The heartache of an effortless space is brought forth within 'Twelve Billion Eyes,' whereas one of my own personal tracks, the prog rock of 'Exegesis' uplifts the mood greatly. The stoic piano of 'Embryonic' is truly beautiful to behold and that's backed by the space-fluid 'K I C 8462852 (Boyajian's Star).'
The lightly industrial 'Parallax' is then followed by both the atmospheric piano and drum-backed 'Dark Matter' and then the heartfelt piano work of 'F R B.' The stirring 'The Great Silence' is yet another stand out track and then the album comes to a close with the mathematical spoken word 'Drake Equation' and then the haunting 'Arecibo.'
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