VA - Urban Legends (Tribal Vision records 2004)

Slater Dec 13, 2004

  1. Slater

    Slater Junior Members

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    Review by PKS @ http://www.trance.net


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    New label called Tribal Vision Records is out with their first compilation...

    Here comes a positive surprise… The new Czech progressive trance label called Tribal Vision Records is out with their first compilation. It is compiled by Slater & Schwa from the Czech Republic. On this compilation you will find some of the cream in progressive trance. With it you get a fat booklet where you can see pictures and read about the artists. It’s really rare to find such booklets in trance releases, so this was a pleasant surprise.



    Urban Legends (Tribal Vision Records) 2004 (TVRCD001)

    1. Rai – Groove
    2. Emok – Old Speckled Hen
    3. BLT Vs. Elysium Project – Subway
    4. Vibrasphere – Infusion (Vibrasphere Remix)
    5. Parrket – Skeletonised
    6. Pots – Polish Lips
    7. Meller – Valhalla
    8. Echotek – Skykorg Key
    9. Human Blue – Motionrun
    10. Parrket – Sventevith

    First out is an artist from the Czech Republic called Rai (Roman Horinek). He has been a dj for many years, and is now resident dj in Prague. He gives us a pretty groovy progressive house track, with some tribal influences and atmospheric vibes. Quite relaxing and enjoyable for home listening too. Track 2 is by Emok (Mikael Dahlgaard) from Denmark. He is one of the guys who run Iboga Records, which is one of the most respected progressive trance labels out there. Here he gives us a deep, trippy track. Very pleasant for early evenings. Music you can relax to or float to on the dance floor. Track 3 is surprisingly a collaboration between BLT (Yuli Fershtat) from Israel and Elysium Project (Kristian Thinning) from Denmark. Elysium is a well known pioneer in electronic music, most known for his tribal techno and trance released in the early nineties. Now he is back producing progressive trance. The track we get here has a nice drifting vibe and some tribal influences. You also get some uplifting melodies in there. Nice one. Track 4 is by Vibrasphere (Rickard Berglöf) from Sweden. Vibrasphere was two guys, but one of them has left the band. Vibrasphere is one of my favourites when it comes to progressive trance. Here we get a remix of a well known track they released on their second album (Lime Structure) on Digital Structures last year. This track is really trippy. A nice voyage in atmospheric floating vibes, totally groovy beats, with a tribal touch. One of my favourite tracks on this compilation. Track 5 is by an artist called Parrket (Mladen Glavinic) from Zagreb, Croatia. He goes a bit darker and more minimal. But things build up a little, and we get some really jumpy sounds in there. In the middle of the track we get a really weird, floating melody, which makes the track pretty cool, but I feel that something is missing in this track.

    The dark vibes continues in track 6. This one is made by Pots (Thomas Wilhelmy and Achim Lüthje) from Germany. The bass line is more pushing and goes faster. Darker sounds swirl above and we get less melodies. Track 7 is by Meller (Marco Scherer and dj Mel) from Germany. They have got a pretty good reputation in the progressive scene this year. The track we get here is almost full on, with more variation, psychedelic sounds and trippy, dark vibes. One of my favourite tracks on this compilation. Progressive trance that fits well at night… Track 8 is by Echotek (Micha Yossef) from Israeal. This one is almost full on too, but I find it a bit boring. Little variation and not very interesting sounds. Track 9 is by another Swedish favourite, Human Blue (Dag Wallin). Here comes another melodic trance track from him. It is actually a great track as usual from this guy, but the “take off†at the end, might sound a bit too cheesy to some.. The last track we get on this compilation is another one by Parrket from Zagreb, Croatia. This is a pretty atmospheric, drifting track. Nice and trippy.

    This is a surprisingly good progressive trance compilation! One of the best progressive trance compilations I have heard this year. Nice to see so many big names on one compilation. I also appreciate the booklet that comes with it. Recommended for progressive lovers!
    PK (shivapks@hotmail.com)
     
  2. Drat Mafia

    Drat Mafia Total Member

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    i'd like to start a revolution against the word progressive, comes accross all wrong and makes it sound like it's a different genre to psytrance (which it isn't in case you wondered)

    haven't heard it yet but am hearing warm things from lots of people. hope to come accross it soon (and the booklet) :Smile3:

    oh and always good to see a new label hehe
     
  3. damion

    damion Pound Shop Alex Petridis

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    what in tintern abbey are you talking about?
    This is utterly staggering. Simply a f*ing great album.


    Various
    Urban Legends
    Tribal Vision (Czech Rpblc)

    Oh. My. Fucking. God. I have a feeling this could be the best progressive release of the year. Not just this, but it could be one of the best CD’s I’ve heard in 2004. Debut release from new Czech label Tribal Vision, and compiled by DJ Slater, this album is a sheer dream. And by my reckoning, all but one of the tracks on here are belters. Rai opens up with Groove, effortlessly emotive and really comes alive at about two minutes. Utterly delicious. Emok’s Old Speckled Hen has an easy, spacious groove that builds wonderfully. The sounds on here are perfectly-rounded and move in an awesome way. BLT & Elysium’s Subway has a lazier groove, more tecchy and percussive. It brings in a riff, which unfolds like a dream, and escalates into this fantastic melodic section – we’re not talking cheesy melodic, we’re talking gorgeous, glorious, fuck-I’m-glad-to-be-alive melodic. Vibrasphere’s Infusion is a sheer delight – floats like a butterfly, stings like a… okay, like a butterfly, and Parrket’s Skeletonised has a more staccato groove going on that gives is a nice Germanic tinge. POTS’s Polish Lips (polish as in furniture, or polish as in from Poland? Who knows) is utterly star class, just about the best tune I’ve heard from them, utterly hypnotic and the reason we love this kind of music. Meller’s Valhalla is awesome: a baggy, lazy groove with acid rising subtley and evolving into a totally gorgeous, dreamy f*ing masterpiece. My god. Your god. Everybody’s god. Everybody is god. Echotek’s Skykorg Key comes in on a more fullon tip, the way it comes alive with an anthemic breakdown has to be heard to be believed. Human Blue’s Motionrun, an utterly staggering piece of highrise, happy morning “f*ck yeah!†trance. Simply brilliant, there are no words. And there’s barely time to recover before Parrket comes back with Sventevith, a spacious and delectable groove, that once again is largely too good for words. Sheesh. No question about the marks out of ten on this one. For a debut release on a brand new label, this is uttlerly awesome. Every track’s a winner, every track makes sense against all the other tracks. Whether you love or loathe progressive psytrance, this unquestionably deserves a place in your collection.



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  4. jamez_23

    jamez_23 Blah

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    Ordered !!

    Cheers guys - sounds right up my street !!
     
  5. damion

    damion Pound Shop Alex Petridis

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    what in tintern abbey are you talking about?
    that it most definitely is mate :Smile3:

    STILL staggered by this one....
     
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    josh marathon solo-sessionahoy

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    From the sample of Motionrun - that sounds very very mmmmmm...
     
  7. El Huevon

    El Huevon Realityis whatyou makeit

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    This is great!

    Check the emok track especially, love it. Listen for the synthetic hen clucking noise in the background. This track has such a groove on...

    Frogacult album also nice one to check...
     
  8. josh

    josh marathon solo-sessionahoy

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    umm..took stock of this today - really dont like it! its far too minimal for me. Much prefer the V/A Playground - Iboga to this :?

    I'll sell it to someone for £8 - less than mailorder + p&p etc. Brand new, only just opened.
    Although gimme tomorrow to make up my mind for sure - but if so, any offers? or swapsies with something?
     
  9. opia

    opia locus solus

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    ye i'll take it

    don't have any psy i'd swap, but what other stuff are you into i have shit loads of moosic :Smile3:
     
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    josh marathon solo-sessionahoy

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    kasabian album?
    any breaks stuff?
    or dj kicks series?
    or back to mine / another late night series?
    hotel costes series?
    blue jam?
     
  11. opia

    opia locus solus

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    got kid loco + nightmares on wax (dj ease) dj kicks cds?
     
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