"Archetypes of Light" is a 2 CD set of works completed by Ishq over a number of years and taken from the Virtual world ideology of creating music that is like a moving picture or film and original, challenging and which invokes the imagination.The nature of these 2 releases is at times quite experimental but at other times harmonious and bliss full, the terrain the releases visit is one that is both otherworldly and strange and yet at times juxtaposed with sublime subtle spaces, ethnic rhythms of an interplanetary origin flow into sequential symbiotic cascades of colour and light and the best way to describe these 2 albums is that they are a journey into the Imaginary.
Originally released on Polydor in 1974, "Fragments of Light" does not bend to mid-'70s genre-classism. Fluid, meditative guitar leads and innovative use of synthesizers, combined with a noted lack of percussion (and vocals) on all but a few songs, have drawn comparisons to Kosmische legends Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh. "Space Closure," the only track with live drums, resembles the kinetic progressive rock of fellow Italian Franco Battiato, while the shimmering bliss of "Do You Love Me?" rivals the American power pop that Falsini surely absorbed during his time in the States. A certain airy, homespun feel lends "Fragments of Light" its unique character.