Akkad The Orphic Priest (A.T.O.P.)
"Rich, meandering strings echoing across the soundscape, smeared like paint on top of glistening synth lines and howling arcs of feedback...This is stuff to put on full volume, lay on your back with your eyes wide open and stare at the ceiling." [excerpt]
~ Guide Me Little Tape Review, September 14, 2015
"Meditation and enlightenment or fermentation and evolvement. The entire listen is a wave of sound moving toward you, cascading over, then receding. These are analogies to better understand how ATOP's 777 engages the listener. A solar breeze, moving the molecules in your mind. Comforting, calming and intriguing, these sounds have revitalizing properties."
~ Lost In A Sea of Sound, September 19, 2015
"You need to get lost in this cassette. You know how some people take drugs and go wander in the woods? You need to put this cassette into your Walkman and go wander through the woods until you have no more batteries. That's the type of trip that this cassette is and that is the best way for it to be experienced."
~Raised By Gypsies, October 22, 2015
"Perfect for headphones, ideal for meditation, 777 is a great entry into the modern synthesizer/Kosmische catalog. Beware the expanding of your mind, for it will truly happen, and when it does, you’ll need to watch your back. Or not, if you’re crazy enough to think your demise is a good thing. But trust me, it’s not! I’ve been to the other side and it’s … weird."
~ Cassette Gods, October 28, 2015