Cremator manages to create a number of particularly elegant moments on ‘Alpha Ralpha Boulevard’. Like many other interstellar travelers Cremator manages to use restraint to create a maximum benefit. Two sides present two separate worlds. On the first side there is an aurally pleasing polychromatic world. For color is an important part of the first part. By the time the second side comes around there’s an increased focus on the tiny details. Upon closer inspection the latter half manages to create more of a drone-like atmosphere.
‘Alpha Ralpha Boulevard’ immediately references specific aspects of progressive rock. This transforms into something considerably more active. Streams of sound begin to unfurl around the three minute mark. Playing around with the tempo appears to be another source of enjoyment. Where the song really takes off in the best moment of the album is at the fifteen minute mark. Everything releases to reveal a perfectly tragic crescendo. The release is one of the most satisfying moments on the entire album for everything before had hinted at it but not quite delivered.
On ‘Catmaster’ the finale things are much quieter. A few moments verge on pure silence. Here Cremator takes a more contemplative around. Rather than indulge in anything approximating rock structures (like the previous track) it remains grounded purely in electronic origins. Parts of it feel reminiscent of more recent work coming from the Spectrum Spools label. Quiet in the case of ‘Alpha Ralpha Boulevard’ means to pay attention.