#Trending in the World of Mike: Pauline Anna Strom – Trans-Millenia Music

A supreme “new age” release, tho actually that’s not an accurate label cuz this is just great electronic music. Lots of synths in the World of Mike right now, what w/ Mother Earth’s Plantasia by Mort Garson, The Expanding Universe by Laurie Spiegel, etc., etc. Well, this 2xLP retrospective of ethereal artist Pauline Anna Strom’s entire career just might “take the cake.” Sorry, I’ve been told I shd avoid clichés like the plague in my writing, but as you can see I can’t even get through this sentence w/o ‘em. Trans-Millenia Music is celestial sounds; if you saw the words ~new age~ at the top of this paragraph & thought that’s not yr bag (tho it shd be, tbh) I encourage u to scope this collection anyway ‘cause it’s excellent by any standard. It’s not the cheapest, but the digital is not too much higher than the typical pricepoint for an LP – especially since this is 2 of ‘em, + a pair of digital-only bonus tracks.

One of the tracks is literally called “Mushroom Trip”. I’ve never indulged, but this music sounds to me exactly like the visual stimuli I would see from kneading my eye-orbs instead of paying attention in church – definitely an unhealthy thing to do, but hey, I was a kid. Kind of the same thing as a mushroom trip, right? When you’re a kid, you got a natural high. I’ve been told I have one as an adult… Well, just call me Major Tom (haha), ‘cause I’m lost in space over this release – DANGER, DANGER! [[ALERT:]] ABSOLUTE RIPPERS. Cop it over on Pauline’s Bandcamp. If you’re a size small t-shirt & loaded w/ cash, you can grip it w/ a dope t-shirt – wd be a killer combo w/ the awesome Mort Garson shirt(s) associated w/ the Plantasia release.

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