Portals: A Kosmische Journey Through Outer Worlds And Inner Space

Behind The Sky label head Evan Bartholomew, aka Bluetech, let us know about an upcoming release that celebrates the glory days of sci-fi inspired cosmic synth music.

The album features music from Lisa Bella Donna, Ian Boddy, Steve Roach, Pleasure Corporation, James Bernard and others. We’ve been listening to a preview digital copy that Bartholomew shared, and the album is one of those rare compilations that is both a satisfying, coherent listen and an enticement to check out some new artists.

Here’s what the label has to say about it:

“Behind The Sky proudly presents Portals: A Kosmische Journey through Outer Worlds and Inner Space.

Featuring enough analog and modular synths to build a rocketship, Portals features 13 tracks of berlin school inspired electronic music from legends of synthesis like Steve Roach, Ian Boddy and Steve Moore, as well as music from new school wizards of the electron like d’Voxx, Polypores and Listening Center.

Lovingly curated by Behind The Sky label head Bluetech, this 2xLP compilation is a love song to unabashedly melodic analog synthesizer music of cosmic proportions and the utopian science fiction of the 70s.

Put on your helmet, strap yourself in and prepare for a sci-fidelity experience of retro futuristic synthesizer music.”

The album is available to pre-order now at Bandcamp. You can preview the album below:


1. Tungsten Mountain – Twilight Flights
2. Lisa Bella Donna – Rahmenerzählung
3. Polypores – Foil
4. Ian Boddy – Omicron
5. d’Voxx – Mesaieed
6. Steve Roach – Escher Sketch
7. Steve Moore – DataVision
8. Listening Center – Horizon Mirror Tape
9. Nigel Mullaney – Kessel Run
10. Johnny Woods – Secret Commonwealth
11. Pleasure Corporation – OWL Generator
12. In The Branches + Bluetech – Celestial
13. James Bernard – Embrace

6 thoughts on “Portals: A Kosmische Journey Through Outer Worlds And Inner Space

    1. If it is on bancamp it doesn’t mean that it cannot be in itunes, deezer etc. It depends on the artist or label.

  1. Sounds awesome! But please .. if you have to use German words, please spell them correctly – “kosmische” instead of “kosmiche”

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