Secret Stairways – Turning Point (1999)

Turning point is the only real full length from Secret Stairways (unless you count his first release – I guess that could be an album too, for some reason though I just don’t see it that way) and marks a slight departure from the heavier fantasy themes from before. Sure, they are still there (just look at the cover art) but the introspective, pensive and droning synth work seems to be the order of the day here, and is ramped up from previous efforts. Turning point wears the mask and cape of dungeon synth but surely can be appreciated by a wider audience of electronic music lovers.