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SAHARA CYBERSTARS - LIGHT SHINES INTO A SPACE
SAHARA CYBERSTARS - LIGHT SHINES INTO A SPACE

WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE BY SAHARA CYBERSTARS – LIGHT SHINES INTO A SPACE

The bonkers and brilliantly named Sahara CyberStars are more than just a band that sounds like a franchise sports team. The duo is prolific. They met in Dublin, relocated to Australia and have subsequently released six albums, smashing together folk, progressive rock and electronic influences in the process.

They’re a band who will entertain too, as evidenced by their CV containing a song called ‘Renovating My Igloo’. Their latest single is the less interior design oriented, but more whimsically named ‘Light Shines into a Space’.

There’s plenty to take in. With all instruments present barring the kitchen sink, the vast expanse of sounds extends to woodwind and strings, making for a pleasantly varied if muddled catalogue of noises.

It does work though, there’s charm in being this maximal. Sahara CyberStars do well to remain grounded. Things are gloriously over-the-top while managing to avoid any ‘look at me I’m singing about space’ ostentation.

That’s quite an achievement for a song whose lyrics express a camp aeronautical melodrama. With those lyrics including the telling of a character looking into a void, and a reminder that we must remain resolute when our backs are against the wall, you’d be forgiven for thinking Muse had been in the studio again.

Despite the chaos, it’s not comedy, even if Sahara CyberStars do clearly have a sense of humour. The arrangements are luscious, at times overly. However, the grandeur of the colourful procession of instruments is far from novelty.

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