This is the fourth CD by Stephen Paul Dix released as The Arctic Zone. Stephen describes the music as Ameri-tronica as he is blending electronic rhythms with organic instruments , most notably the pedal steel guitar . This is an instrumental work , but robotic voices drift in and out courtesy of the vocoder . Stephen's love of German progressive rock, or Krautrock is more obvious with this outing . Kraftwerk is easy to hear , as well as the 'motorik' sound of Neu. The song Seven gives a nod to Popol Vuh with it's use of the electric sitar. Fans of Tangerine Dream , Cluster, and Harmonia will also enjoy this unique treasure.