The rock the Astronauts use as the foundation for their tunes comes in many different sizes, shapes and textures. Throughout "Marvin," for instance, bandmates Aaron Daring, Professor Derek Confessor, Kasey, Lani Milbus and Dr. Minotaur juxtapose speedy metal riffs with a long middle section in which the guitars slow down to Tony Iommi tempo, whereas "Voyager I," which immediately follows, rides to the stratosphere on synthesizers and saxophones. "Recognizer," meanwhile, moves from hard rock to art rock to who-knows-what-kinda rock in three and a half thrilling minutes.
The Astronauts discover a universe of possibilities within the Vortex. It's a trip well worth taking.