huxflux - division by zero

antic Dec 4, 2003

  1. antic

    antic Junior Members

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    I know it's not out yet (release date is 05/12), but probably somebody has heard the promos or something? I heard only the samples at psyshop.com and to me it all sounds too generic and too much like any other neo-fullon these days. Ofcourse it has this scando-sound edge and stuff, but the tracks all seem to use the same samples and ideas...

    BUT these are just 45s samples, so maybe full length is better?
     
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    Just heard the Psyshop Samples, I thought it sounded a bit different... quite trippy, with some weird offbeat bits and strange samples... very quirky, from tapper. The percussion bits on top sound loads different to alot of PsyTrance.
     
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    Hux Flux are infinitely talented psychedelic pioneers with a proven track record for creating stand-out tracks so I doubt very much that this album will be simply just another neo full-on gms with knobs on venture. Not all 145 bpm tracks are created equal.
     
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    I've heard Hux Flux live 8 (yes, EIGHT) times since the summer of 2000 so I'm pretty sure I've heard these tracks more than most people. This album is another evolutionary step for their sound in the same way that cryptic crunch was from Dennis' earlier singles and compilation tracks. It's still Hux Flux, but the impact of cryptic crunch on the rest of the psy business has made the gap to other artists smaller - everyone else has caught up a bit. This happens to almost all poineers. Remember that Astral Projection were once pretty cutting edge...

    In my opinion they've added a bit more funk to the basslines and are now leaning a slight bit more towards party music than to intense mind-fucking psychedelia, at least compared to other recent releases. But it's still hux flux and they've got a vibe going in their music that very very few are able to match. I doubt this new album will be as popular as cryptic crunch, but it's good stuff and I'll probably grab myself a copy.
     
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    have to say when i saw them in Bristol earlier this year, they were utterly incredible! one of my top three acts ive ever seen live. had one of my most psychedelic moments ever there! (they seemed to separate sounds and put them back together in a way that sounded wrong, but felt soooooooo right!!!! but i was tripping rather heavily at the time, so im not sure whether i can be trusted!)

    dunno if that made any sense... (just started smoking skunk again... by mistake..i think..errrr :wacko: )

    toodle-ooo
     
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    A quick return - I've now had the pleasure of listening to the whole thingamajig in hi-fi headphones rather than a shoddy PA (although as MP3s) and I really enjoy it. Unlike 99% of all the neo-full-on currently being spewed out by teenagers and their computers this stuff shows 1) true songwriting skills, 2) an genuine idea/thought behind the sounds and their arrangement, and 3) a true grasp of what trance music really is, as well as the meaning of the word psychedelic.

    For the first time in ages, here's a pretty full-on album that doesn't sound like it's meant to be some kind of joke, while still knowing how to fuck with your head with the tongue firmly place in the cheek.

    That being said, it's not very revolutionary or groundbreaking, so don't expect some religious experience. Like with most (all?) psy-trance these days the songs aren't very easy to tell apart at first. A favourite is "Telex 44/Null" though, with the hard percussive sounds and the voice sample tweaks going on. It sounds almost identical to "Numerous Numerics" though. I'm pretty allergic to some of the stereotype sounds (like in Bitshifter) but for the most part this sounds quite refreshing. I'll buy it (and I've pretty much boycotted psy-trance in 2003).
     
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    Hey Chris, it was my mates who put Hux Flux on in Bristol that time, And most of that "separate sounds and put them back together in a way that sounded wrong" was done with one patch (highly tweaked) on a Nord Lead, which they just opened up through a couple of tracks and then let it all go on one track. It did have a definite effect though. Looking forward to this album loads...
     
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    what the hell is "neo full on" ?

    isn't full on pretty new genre.. how can there already be "neo full on" albums?
     
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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (traveller @ Dec 5 2003, 11:30 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> what the hell is "neo full on" ?

    isn't full on pretty new genre.. how can there already be "neo full on" albums? [/quote:29d8fba0f2]
    I think it has to do somefink with these spannish chocolate biscuits!Very yummie!
     
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    Sorry if I created a new genre (neo full-on), but I just call it this way because there already was an old israeli full-on long time ago(1998-2000 like space cat, oforia, tandu) and new full-on (started at the end of 2002, like 1200 mics, gms, astix, ap, melicia, eskimo, cosma etc.) which - as I see it - evolved from progressive trance (scando-sound, tech-trance or whatewer they call it lately) by adding "melodic" lines.

    Once again sorry for the confusion :Grin:
     
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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (geoffwiffen @ Dec 5 2003, 11:16 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> was done with one patch (highly tweaked) on a Nord Lead, which they just opened up through a couple of tracks and then let it all go on one track. [/quote:52116e201d]
    bin wondering how the hell they did it! is it just a patch? they must hav been using some crazy delay or somefink? baffled me i have to say!! :wacko:


    :hehe: :lol:
     
  12. Geoff3

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    I think it was midi controllers, controlling the gate time (length) of each note, so they could go from a reallly small chopped up bit to a nice long note and get the whole diversity of the patch. Something like that anyway! :Wink3: It was good stuff!!
     
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    Just spinning it at the moment!
    :punk: Wicked stuff & masterly produced!! :punk:
     
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    wicked album - doesn't have the 'instant' appeal that Cryptic Crunch did, but stilla fekin good release ....
     
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    Red five jah mangled spanner

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    that would be telling
    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (traveller @ Dec 5 2003, 11:30 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> what the hell is "neo full on" ?

    isn't full on pretty new genre.. how can there already be "neo full on" albums? [/quote:ceeafb3e0e]
    Neo full on is stuff like psypilot, triptych, hux flux, silicon sound, aphid moon etc... not as pounding as full on, more groove and cheeky noises, sort of a cross between prog and full-on.

    mate, full on has been around since the whole thing started, but back then there where none of these stupid gay definitions about the music. it wasn't until progressive came along about five years ago that the full-on tag took hold.

    hux flux is alright, not massive but still good.
     
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    yes mate up for this one see you there




    :partysmi: :wow:
     
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    track 3 ... ultra ... something ... nice !!

    xx
     
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    The early trax on this one are excellent, but there are a couple later on which are minimal nonsense. A bit of a mixed bag, so 7/10
     
  20. Ott^

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Red five @ Jan 23 2004, 01:19 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> mate, full on has been around since the whole thing started, but back then there where none of these stupid gay definitions about the music. it wasn't until progressive came along about five years ago that the full-on tag took hold.
    [/quote:6856b12cc8]
    Hehe...

    The whole genre thing sounds pretty wank when you describe it like that dunnit...

    Sorry - :offtopic:
     
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