Quadra - Serotonia Well, Yee ha! Grab your Cowboy hats boys and girls, saddle up, and get those no good toot pickinâ€™ darn neighbours off my land, God damn it! Now that Iâ€™ve got that Western fetish out of my system - this is the long awaited debut from Americaâ€™s finest, Quadra. 1. Become Aware 2. External Pleasure 3. The Tunnel 4. Epicycle 5. Space Flights 6. Function of Color (N.B. Americans cant spell) 7. Energy Transport 8. Stimulated 9. Serotonia 10. The Ecstasy of Revelation In general the album offers a very fresh sound, and there is no doubt that Quadra is distinctive and has a signature sound throughout the album. The best way to describe the sound is imagine your at a festival and its boiling in the middle of a desert, no water and then a fire truck arrives spraying everyone creating a mud pit, and suddenly everyone regresses to the age of 5 and starts throwing mud around, sliding left and right. Your now once solid stomp has become an exercise in â€˜mud skatingâ€™ and basically an air of foolishness spreads throughout the dance floor â€“ a Quadra track would suit this familiar scenario! His tunes have humour and energy, although unfortunately the album is not perfect, with a couple of dodgy melodies scattered around, but he doesnâ€™t dwell on these and they are soon abandoned for funkier rhythms. Essentially, this album has a lot of dance floor value, and will be a useful tool in any case logic! My favourite tracks are 2,5,7,8,9 Track 2 â€“ this track has a great rolling baseline, nice slow builds met with futuristic sound scapes and energetic breaks â€“ its atmospheric without being melodious. This tune has a real daytime feel to it! The success of this track comes from not doing too much to it. Track 5 â€“ OK, more serious from the outset, faster and darker noises with harder edges. Attach your rocket burners to your shoes because this track is aptly named Spaceflight, and it has real energy! Quadra seems to be able to do this but retains a really funky feel throughout! This track will destroy the Coronet on the 29th. Hehe Track 7 â€“ This is more psychedelic than most of the other tracks. Middle of the night stuff! Rest assured that itâ€™s still funky though, and I like the fact that this tune is not scared of getting down and dirty. Track 8 â€“ This a deep builder, phat baseline, electric tweaks and reverberating synths. An unfortunate melody emerges but does get abandoned eventually for an excellent climax to the tune and a powerful break. Track 9 â€“ More of a punchy staccato baseline, its very funky and 'stomping' inducing. Nice echo effects with the sound scapes - Again the melody rears its head for a wee wile, but off with its head and back to the groovy baseline. Big build with an excellent outcome - Ye Ha! There are good elements to the other tracks also so check it out... ----Right! Iâ€™m off for a lie down after thatâ€¦..