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When Mars Meets Venus [ CD2 | Venus ] r e m a s t e r e d


Star Swimmer 08:18
Red Planet 10:20
Venus Eyes 10:23
Gagarin 07:50


R E M A S T E R E D in December 2020:

Almost nine years had pass from the original "Mars & Venus" duo albums release. In 2017 "Mars" was re-released and received lots of good feedback.

Now, to celebrate Nick's 35th birthday (Jan 26th) - Venus re-mastered is here!
Using modern non-linear technologies - sounds are now getting more deeper and warmer.

The album is based on the books of Ivan Efremov – who is one of the greatest Russian Soviet writers.
His stories “The hour of Bull”, “Andromeda’s Nebula”, along with many others have influenced many young, curious open minds.

Also story was made after inspirational ideas coming from great science fiction writers: Stanislav Lem, Ray Bradbury

And as extra for all ambient & electronic music fans - the story of creation from Chronos Studio.

Nick is exclusively recording with analog gear and real synthesizers in his studio to capture the essence and warmth of a great sound!

Mastered by Nick Klimenko @ Stereoschool, Moscow
Cover by Gabriel Dj Zen
Guitar by Alexey Ansheles.
Original voice in Gagarin track by Uriy Gagarin.

After being absent for a little while on Altar Records, Moscow-based musician Nick Klimenko (aka Chronos) fortunately brings us not one but two brand new ambient albums in 2012.

Dear Friends,

We're announcing the upcoming massive & ambitious project :

"When Mars Meets Venus,
Music for the imaginary Space Film" by CHRONOS

The story was made after inspirational ideas coming from great science fiction writers: Ivan Efremov, Stanislav Lem, Ray Bradbury.

It's also a story featuring unconditional love which is present everywhere in our universe and about the principles of relationships of man (Mars) & woman (Venus).

They will be released in a pro CDr format containing a wide palette of musical colors, deep emotions and experiments in various musical styles:

CD1: Mars (downtempo, space music, ambient, soundtrack, idm, dubstep & many more)

CD2: Venus (space ambient, soundtrack music) (Digital version comes for free when you'll place an order for "Mars" album)

Watch some Youtube previews here:


released March 2, 2012

The “Mars” journey can be described as follows:

Today, the solar system travels a near-circular path around our galaxy, keeping a constant 30,000 light years between us and the seething galactic core. We once assumed most stars stayed in such quiet orbits for their entire lives.

Our ride may have been more exciting.

The characteristic spiral arms of a galaxy such as the Milky Way are waves of higher density, regions where stars and gas are a little closer together than elsewhere in our galaxy's disc. Their additional gravity is normally too weak to alter a star's path by much, but if the star's orbital speed happens to match the speed at which the spiral arm is itself rotating, then the extra force has more time to take effect.

"It's like surfers on the ocean - if they're paddling too slow or too fast they don't get anywhere. They have to match the speed just right, then they get pushed along"

Have a great trip through the milky way!


And as extra for all ambient & electronic music fans - the story of creation from Chronos Studio.
Watch the video here:

Nick gives his thanks to:

Alex Sparky whom was one of the closest souls during my life, Alexey Ansheles, Otto Shwartz, Sergey Taff, Alex Coda, Sonic Elysium,
Spectrum Vision, Stanislav Lem & Ivan Efremov for the huge source of inspiration, Mariya Lazareva, Ivan Leonov, Solar Fields, Asura,
Aquascape, Uriy Gagarin, many persons of womankind for Venus energy: Umka FX, Eka Smirnova,Djane Nicoletta & Ingo @ Austria, Janco @ Kiev,
Misha Sunsay @ Microcosmas, Gabie (DJ Zen) for great creative work & lot's of inspiration!
The God whom created polar relationship of masculinity and femininity.

W&P by Nick Klimenko in Timeworks studio through 2011 - March 2012.
Guitar by Alexey Ansheles.
Original voice in Gagarin track by Uriy Gagarin.

Mastering & artwork by DJ Zen @ Altar Records studios (for the CD version)
Remastered in December 2020 by Nick Klimenko.

10 Facts about this project:

1. Real electromagnetic sound waves of planets had been used for "Venus Eyes".

2. Several unique FM sounds were created with the synthesizer Yamaha DX11 for "Shining Parallel World".

3. The original idea for "Eclipse Of Inner World" was drawn 5 years ago.

4. The breath of the cosmonaut featured in "Soaring In Abyss" is taken from Space Odyssey 2001 movie by Stanley Kubrik.

5. Unique Random rhythmics for "Arkturus" , "Hi Tech Mosaic" , "Lullaby For The Little Robot" were made with Audio Damage 'Axon'.

6. A real toy duck was recorded & sampled to get scream of alien bird in "Gagarin".

7. Random sequence for "Sequenced Engine" was made with Access Virus synthesizer.

8. "One Touch & Whole Life" track was created and arranged in one single day. This track was entirely made with 25 year old synthesizers!

9. Strange voices featured in "Synth Tuning" & "Broken Song" were made with Roland 'V-Synth'.

10. The two albums contains a lot of musical styles: Downtempo, funk, dubstep, idm, rock, ambient, film-score/soundtrack, psychill and space electronica.

...dedicated in the memory of Alex Klimenko


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CHRONOS Moscow, Russia

Nick Klimenko is the artist behind the nick name "Chronos".
Active in the psychill Russian electronic scene since 2004, he has released some of the most interesting electronic psybient music on countless labels.

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