ROGER GOULA

Over­view Ef­fect ★★★ Cog­ni­tive Shift

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

Ev­ery­thing looks and feels dif­fer­ent from outer space. The ti­tle refers to psy­cho­log­i­cal shift in aware­ness re­ported by as­tro­nauts when they look back at this planet from their trav­els. Ideas around such per­spec­tives have in­spired Lon­don com­poser and multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist Roger Goula’s de­but al­bum for One Lit­tle In­dian’s new con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal la­bel. Goula’s min­i­mal­ism works su­perbly with the space trav­eller con­cept, the cin­e­matic and widescreen sweep of tones and tex­tures in his work al­low­ing the lis­tener to imag­ine the moods and emo­tions ex­pe­ri­enced from that re­mote perch many thou­sands of miles from home. With strings by Thomas Gould, Peter Greg­son, Lucy Rail­ton and Stephen Up­shaw, Over­view Ef­fect pro­vides a rich seam of mu­sic per­fect for stargaz­ers and sky­watch­ers alike. roger­goula.com

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