Halogen Star delivers six sprawling pieces of trance-inducing techno on his latest outing, Sweet Sickle Moon. An album almost entirely bereft of sampling, composed of long, richly-layered original grooves, Sweet Sickle Moon expands upon the style of Antimatter Mirror, Castor & Pollux and Secrets in Motion - resulting in some of Gareth's most ambitious work to date.
"The album started when I uncovered my great-great-grandfather's mantle clock in a shed on my property in order to return it to it's rightful owner. The clock belongs to my great aunt. I rescued it from her old house 9 years ago and kept it ever since. My great-great-grandfather's name is Goodman, referred to on track 3. I recorded myself plucking the hammers and built the track around it. The rest of the album spiraled from there."
Sweet Sickle Moon was written and recorded by Gareth E. Sloan as Halogen Star.
Recorded and mastered on a crescent moon during winter and spring of 2021.
Album art by Prismer.