Neptune Towers is an "Avantgarde Astral Alien Synth" side-project formed in 1993 by Fenriz of Darkthrone. Neptune Towers' stated goal is "To enable the listeners to keep both feet off the ground." Fenriz credits Klaus Schulze of Tangerine Dream as a big inspiration. In a recent interview, Fenriz also said he was influenced by Kraftwerk which can be heard in the use of elaborate sequencers in Transmissions From Empire Algol. It is characterized by a very slow-paced minimalistic atmosphere.