Paul Le Hat sent us an email asking us to listen to his music. It happens. Though this time we were pleasantly surprised. In fact, so much so that we asked him if he’d do a mix tape for us, which he did and it is on the next page.
What I like about Ace of Space’s take on electronic music is the use of real instruments. Sure, it’s a one man band, but one who knows more than just how to push buttons and hit keys. There’s a lot of harking back to the progish era of years gone by, which is never a bad thing. I can’t help but think of Ozric Tentacles or Tangerine Dream when I listen to the album. Not that it sounds specifically like either of them, but rather offers up a similar vibe for me.
At it’s heart it is a classic instrumental rock album with eastern influences meshed together with electronica, techno and a dash of breakbeat. And it does it all well. Faceless music only breathes when it comes with a little bit of soul. And this one breathes nicely.