The release of “The Golden Sun of the Great East” marks the 8th regular Juno Reactor album in their history.
The album hones the exotic mix of surging trance beats, cinematic vision and lustrous world music flavors which characterized its predecessors, from propulsive turbo-opener ‘Final Frontier’ to evocative satellite serenade finale ‘Playing With Fire’ and its panoramic chorale of synths, strings and haunting voices. In between, tracks such as ‘Invisible’, ‘Guillotine’ and ‘Trans Siberian’ surge on mammoth waves of sparkling riffs, turbulent drums and Diva vocals, all directed by Watkins’ unique sense of drama. While ‘Tempest’ and ‘Zombie’ introduce Darker atmospherics, ‘Shine’ and ‘To Byculla’ hop off the pounding beats express to deliver a subtler strain of exotic, emotional flow.
Studded with future classics, the album seems built for a stratospheric live show!!! Limited edition digipak version of the album.
Juno Reactor songs have appeared in movies such as The Matrix: Reloaded, The Matrix: Revolutions, The Animatrix, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.