Reviews

Fuzzion - No Illusion! (Part 1 & 2)

Label: Boshke Beats Records
Format: Digital EP
Country: Spain
Release Date: Oct 2010
Genre: Electronic
Style: Techno

    Track List:
  1. No Illusions
  2. Malfunction
  3. Casual Miracle

Label: Boshke Beats Records
Format: Digital EP
Country: Spain
Release Date: Dec 2010
Genre: Electronic
Style: Techno

    Track List:
  1. Lost Code
  2. FM Factory
  3. Little Girl (Remix)

Am I happy or what! Must say it that way cause after many good releases that i expect from my favorite labels, like BB in this case, my day start as new. In last 10 years I have tried to find myself in many different sounds and styles and I am more then satified that this one got my attention.

These EPs from Fuzzion are recognizable for his style but on the other hand much calmer and peacefull than some of previous. A touch of wild note on the sound is still present inside, but on the background of the track. Something like chill techno music for open spaces. A lot of crunchy beat elements with hypnotic bell melodies arround, but on any track in different shape. Non stop of uplifting laser tag effects arround. From time to time I lost myself inside in a way that i can not recognize time for dancing from the time for chilling. Have that crazy, foolish feeling about those tracks in club instead of my living room, that might have sent much better effect no mater how many tracks have a clam atmosphere, and then suddenly being in a car driving through the city at night, realising that this mystic moments perfectly suit the ambience around me. There is one more artist that puts my thoughts in that position with the sound like this, and it’s Kino Oko. More and more that kind of style match my brain. Special part in the tracks that thrill me all over again is that kind of, so called, “hysteric” lines with acid synthesizer lines. Outstanding. Something totally different then the others. Pretty recognizable and unique. For warm up, for after, for chilling, driving, standing, walking, sun, rain, snow, love.

It doesn’t matter if you are DJ or not, make one good case for you and put this baby inside, cause you’ll never know when something will come up to be filled with this kind of background pleasure.

Love ya!!

Lara

VX - Fiction

Label: Nachtstrom Schallplatten
Format: 2 x CD, Album
Country: Germany
Release Date: Oct 2009
Genre: Electronic
Style: Techno

Track List:
    • CD 1
  1. Sahara
  2. Invasion
  3. Moon Shadow
  4. Particules
  5. Hidden
  6. Whisper

    • CD 2
  1. Pole Shift
  2. Central
  3. Wolverine
  4. Syco
  5. Machinery
  6. Barbaric
  7. Central V02

Always give a big plus advance to double album like in this case. Especially if its published by some of my faw labels with well known established artists like Virgil and Xavies are. My expetations was more then fulfilled. As a big fan of techno, tech trance and night deep elements, I can say that this double album is like "earzsolution" for me Hope that readers don't mind me on my free expression no matter of grammatical accuracy. Don't we all do this from time to time?

Anyway, while I listened this release I realized something. Actually, when I mentioned that the release met my expectations, my thoughts were on the musical genre and sound, but I must say that I am totally surprised with way of unusual combine of techno and trance. I dont know how to explain, but this album not sound like everyday tech trance music. Please, I will use free expression again, but this sound for me like "Fat Minimal". Not usual tech trance with heavy beats and lot of background elements and from other side not usual minimal techno with ball beat and crackling groove. This kind of style was much preferred the nineties, if you agree with me. Something like old industrial. Beltram, Garnier, Ambion Lights, Aphex Twin, Mark Brom, Leftfield kind of music style, which was the best for me. And I can say that still it is. Somehow that style was the most "honest" music I ever heard at indoor parties. Natural bassdrum, natural hat, born from 909 machine. sharp raid hat with leading role in beat. When it comes like „technoquake“ start under my feets. Especially on that part of tracks. Of course, this album exudes with lot of background hall effects, fat distorted but deep leads and sounds that simulates factory atmosphere covered by metal effect vocal here and there. Easy flow but not that slow Few occasions I even had the impression that the signal from the mobile phone interfere with the song, but then I realized that it was actually another good harmonised effects.

I noticed that the tracks duration is not usually. Heheh again, like in old good experimetal times. Why I, actually, support a long track duration? Well on the first place it is very DJ friendly and that is the most important thing with this kind of music. For home listening is also good. I mean, you don't buy CDs that you don't like, right? In case you get bored with, you can track shortening, etc, etc... but all in all, as for me, it looks powerfull when you have a monster length written next to the track name on CD!!!

Long story short, this is a must have one hell of good album. All heavy beats lovers and DJs its your turn now!

Lara