Jumpers for goalposts? Some memories are infinitely more than just recalling a moment of mind-boggling happiness or exquisite beauty. In the case of Marc Debroey aka Sebastopol, it's the flight of Apollo 11, its landing on the moon followed by that giant leap for mankind, and the journey's safe return: an instance of sci-art if ever there was one. For the mesmerized five-year old, eyes glued to the black-and-white Acec television set, it was nothing less than magic.
And it still is. Because, on Sebastopol's new album, "The Landing 11", Marc Debroey travels back to that landmark moment in history via the wondrous time machine of analog synthesis. With its unique blend of electronic krautrock, rhythmic ambience, crackling voice conversations and primitive sequencers, "The Landing 11" is a soundtrack in its own right. Enthralling and addictive, it may just bring back the five-year-old in you, even if the days of black-and-white television sets have long gone. And that is essentially a good thing.