Is Gaia Lesson Troxum’s love letter to Earth’s natural forces and eons? Or is it a eulogy? This debut album is a 45 minute clarion call of swirling, pounding electronic music somewhere between synthwave, space rock, and the shockwave of a supernova.
Gaia Lesson comes a year after Pittsburgh-based Troxum’s first EP Gaia Omen was released on Telefuture, and now he delivers on that omen with a roaring full-length album that could be the soundtrack to a planet’s demise or its renewal. Pressing Gaia Lesson on special 24-karat gold CDs implies this potent artifact may outlast humanity’s time on Earth.