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Discussion in 'Album & Track Reviews' started by bez23, May 2, 2012.
Thanks for sharing Franki. Now to embark on your 12 drop recovery program...
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I got sent their first two albums. to do a review on for Revolve Magazine.
I loved them to pieces,
They don't fit into the same genre as this album seems to, but worth a shot if you've not heard them already.
I'd file them under "thumping prog with a techy twist"
G-Click-Mini still terrorises pretty much any dancefloor...
I bet you'd like the new one Chris. It's got very much a techy vibe.
Just listened to the title track on Youtube...
...sounds lush actually.
Kinda thing I like to play outdoors...
Cheers for the headsup Bez
They've changed a bit since their earlier sound
very nice music indeed that is. i was recommended to listen to the Loud Track "If" together with Shulman.. wow, a real discovery for me! Never heard of Loud to be honest before.. This and the last track "42" are the winners on this album for me. Sounds like Union Jack (Square Wave bass!) and Sphongle had a baby.. oh so lovely 101 sounds!
The rest of the CD is not my cup of tea.. but the whole album is worth it for these two already!
As was I, when listening to this album with you t'other day.
I'll be buying a copy promptly.
Cracking recommendation mate
Opening Track with Shulman is good, but I must say that Shulman's own tracks are much more interesting. Been a fan of them for ages now. Nice to hear an interesting collab, but still nothing that special. Appreciate the oldschool acid noodling, though it lacks any sort of updated sound.
"Dr Who" is a track I just played out, and it sounded pretty dull. Had to do a lot of mixing to keep energy high. It doesn't seem to really go anywhere.
"Perpetuum Mobile" seems to be an attempt to make an "unpredictable" track like Infected's old "The Messenger" (not that I like that tune). It has a bunch of clattering sounds with not much to drive the feet. It kind of clangs around until they decide to add a Jungle section. But, just like Infected, the peak isn't even really long enough to vibe on. Also very NOT keen on the twinkling, simple melody that closes it out. I remember 21:3 and other labels like Matsuri who used to release all sorts of weird Psy/Breaks, so I just don't find this track very interesting.
"Solid" is another plodding Trance tune. Just when I want it to kick into overdrive, it goes into a limp breakdown. It never really does much after that. More floaty acid that sounds plainly plain.
Ditto "Shores of Titan" :[ Gated twinkly sounds and female vocals. Ugh. It has some drive, but again lacks anything special.
"Triceratops" = Time for another nap
Thankfully, they close the album out with a pretty interesting track. 14 minutes of deep, evolving Trance. Maybe If I edit this down and speed it up, it could work on the dancefloor ;]
Oddly unimpressed by this album. These are the same guys who made Free From Conceptual Thoughts? That album was IMO the best blend of hardware tweaking, diversity, production, intelligence, samples, and dancefloor drive that I had heard in years. This one seems... padded out? Like they went so retro that they devolved to sounding like plodding ooooold Trance. Even their first two albums had three or four dancefloor bombs in between the cheez. Not to mention some of the killer singles they have put out. No More X just doesn't push my buttons. I can see falling asleep to it or having it as background noise, but it doesn't command my attention the way their best tracks do.
Sadly, 6/10 at best for me.
Video for this is excellent!
Funny that you all like the album that much. I really expected much more from Loud. And am really NOT impressed with this album. It lacks drive and breaks are waay too long. Station 42 for example has a TWO minute break.. What is this? Armin van Buren trance with long epic breaks? Not very dancefoor friendly imho.
Too add insult to injury: It almost sounds like an album that was produced ten years ago .
To be fair, I think they are trying to go retro. Free From Conceptual Thoughts was done with a lot of hardware, and I'm assuming this one was as well. Love that idea, but still not in love with this album...
Tastes and all that but I think Pink Noise carries more psychedelic juice and drive, than all of No More X put together.
And for those who don't speak Greek (this is an excerpt from a classic 80s Greek film).
Son: Can't you see?....I end up to a different place from where I started...LEAVE ME ALONE...there's so much hypocrisy everywhere.
Father: The truth lies in the word of God.
Son: No father, the truth lies with Sex Pistols...GEGE? (lol)
lol, great vid nectarios
Holy crap - "Pink Noize" (on the V/A Blacklite Tubes) is no joke. Better than "Motorcycle From Hell" and other recent plodders. Not their best by far, but at least has some real drive.
like , like like !!!
thanks for tip about loud & eitan - I really like some of that : )
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