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The Man from Ravcon | Strange Universe

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Strange Universe

by The Man from Ravcon

Melodic instrumental explorations into the realms of classic psychedelic progressive rock - Set the controls for the Heart of the Universe!
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Prelude / Jupiter
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2. Quasar
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3. Strange Universe
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4. Friday's Fugue
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5. Neptune
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6. Poseidon
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7. Zero Gravity
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Album Notes
With Strange Universe, his eighth full length release, The Man From RavCon (a.k.a. Mike Brown) invites you along for a sonic voyage to the heart of the Universe.

As with his most recent releases - The Puzzle Master (2015), Skyscraper (2013) and The Traveler (2012) - which earned the respect of a wide range of websites, blogs, and publications, Strange Universe further expands on The Man From RavCon's instrumental explorations into the realms of melodic, ambient, psychedelic progressive rock. Mellotron enriched arrangements accentuated by piano, organ and harpsichord combine with interweaving synths, throbbing bass, and dynamic percussion to provide the scenic backdrop for melodic guitar work.

Although Instrumental, Strange Universe should certainly not be considered background music (as one listen with a nice set of headphones will readily reveal), but as the soundtrack for a voyage of the mind. As reviewer, Ian Jane, of rockshockpop.com remarked, The Man From RavCon's music is "the type of thing you want to lie down and listen to alone in the dark, just to really take it all in properly."

Once again, artist Tyler Strouth provides striking cover and gatefold imagery that perfectly reflects the music within.


Strange Universe is another solid effort from The Man From RavCon who seems to have his version of science fiction inspired music down to a science. Recommended.

Jon Neudorf, Sea Of Tranquility

- an alluring musical time capsule fueled by analog synth timbres, psychedelic prog motifs and spacey rockin’/ambient hues that entrance, charm and certainly keep you guessing what might come next.

Nick Tate, Progression Magazine

-a cross between Jean-Michel Jarre , Tangerine Dream and Pink Floyd… unquestionable technical mastery covered with clouds of keyboards, for the soundtrack of an imaginary spacio-temporal film.

Gabriel, ProgCritique.com

- a seriously Pink Floyd-esque soundscape that’ll chill you right out and take you to weird places… a really strong album of spacey, attention grabbing instrumental music.

Ian Jane, RockShockPop.com

Melodic, tasteful and polished… Music of this type is often described as being for an unmade movie, but Strange Universe goes deeper than that, and stands up well on its own.

Alan Taylor, Pipeline Instrumental Review

Strange Universe is an intense, well-made & motivating instrumental music album that will please all those who fancy beautiful soundscapes full of fine melodies & atmospheric passages…

Thanos, Grande Rock



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Kevin Kamphaus

Pink Floydian Instro Rock
WOW...what a great album THIS is! The Man from RavCon is a multi-talented performer who plays all instruments on all of his releases. Each release is unique in itself with styles ranging from surf/surf related to progressive rock. His latest release is a collection heavily influenced by Pink Floyd instrumentals and is sure to be LOVED by anyone who enjoys Pink Floyd's 'Endless River' album.