On William Steffey’s “Romance of the Spaceways,” he offers just that: music one might listen to while watching a sci-fi movie with romantic lyrics that make you think. The album is composed of techno music that sound much like what one might hear during a space age.The music has the steady beats of techno music making it the type of music anyone can dance to. In songs like “Moongirl” the beat is the main focus of the song. It starts off with a fast-paced techno beat, and then a few seconds in is joined by a second beat. The differences in the two beats can throw the listener off at first. But in songs like “Simple Song,” the beat takes the backseat while the lyrics are the main focus of the song. “Simple Song,” much like the others on the disc, is exactly what the title says. After a while Steffey’s voice on the CD sounds the same song after song. It’s difficult to listen to it straight through the first time.
– Elizabeth Malliakos