Proxima and Ex Proxima both
featured in the Top Ten of 2010 of the very
wonderful Kosmik Radiation radio show.
Steve Palmer of Terrascope wrote:
The last time we Rumbled together I reviewed "Proxima" by Black
Tempest, a.k.a. Stephen Bradbury, which took the best
bits of Berlin School music and reworked it into an analogue delight.
"Ex Proxima" is the follow up release, and although a little different
in sound palette it counts again as an excellent album. The opening
twenty five minute epic 'Invisible Moon' begins with analogue whooshes
and choir mellotron before settling into a sequenced groove echoing
those classic Tangerine Dream albums from the mid-'seventies. Soon
however a new theme and feel emerges, vocals and synths, propelling the
work into a different orbit; then it's back to the mellotrons and
Phaedra-style sequences. 'Wind On Ice' is another Berlin style
track, then the album closes with 'Biodivinity,' the best track on the
album - a beautifully composed Berlin style piece.