X.Y.R. – Robinson Crusoe (Lost Soundtrack)
Originally released in a limited run of 20 cassette tapes on Singapore Sling Tapes, Robinson Crusoe (Lost Soundtrack) is Vladimir Karpov’s first release under the X.Y.R. moniker, now available on vinyl via Italy’s mixed Up label. Karpov only used a Formanta-Mini synth with pedals and loop stations to compose the album which functions as a map, of sorts, for getting lost in Defoe’s heroic novel. Dreamy, effervescent, and brimming with field recordings from nature, the album is appropriately a revival New Age winner.