Reviews

Metalogic - Cabin Pressure EP

Label: Nachtstrom Schallplatten
Format: Vinyl 12" EP
Country: Germany
Release Date: Mar 2009
Genre: Electronic
Style: Techno

    Track List:
  1. A1. Cabin Pressure
  2. A2. Deterrent
  3. B1. FM Radio Gods - Atom Bells (Metalogic's Hypoxia Remix)
  4. B2. Flight Frame

After releasing eight great EP's and one album, this new and magnificent techno trance label introduced us to very defined and well arranged release from nowdays well known Canadian project - Metalogic. Good selection of tracks which are presented in minimalistic form of techno music, with cracking sound and industrial atmosphere. Despite the large number of projects with similiar sound, Metalogic still have their unique and recognizable style. There is still enough energy in tracks to keep Your feet moving on the dance floor. Distortion and pumping groove with hard sub bass are almost always present. Very important thing (especially for DJs) is luxuriant and high quality sound, which can be played in different kinds of DJ sets. Four tracks, with bonus track in digital form, are more than enough to take a big part of time in your shows. Only thing that I don't like on this record is duration of the tracks, but they are still long enough to keep you warm on the dance floor, make you happy in home atmosphere or give you the pleasure of listening the story which is told throughout the sound. And I must say that this record doesn't lack the quality from any kind of view: describing, listening or using. Very sharp and clear production in every single track marked this vinyl with rating "Must have in my collection!". And if I have to choose my favourite track on this record is "Atom bells rework".

These tracks can be used either for warming up atmosphere in the club or for making a calm and floating moments in DJ sets, which is very important part in "Roller-Coaster" drive troughout the party. And if someone asks me what kind of events is this music best for. "Well, can't you hear that beat constantly shouting: Club, club, club, club, club!!"

And one more really serious thing, don't get paranoid on "Stratotanker". It's so damn twisted!

Best regards people and thank to Metalogic and Nachtstrom Schallplatten for this awesome tunes on plastic!

Lara

Alic - Proralone EP

Label: Nachtstrom Schallplatten
Format: EP, Vinyl 12", Digital
Country: Germany
Release Date: Mar 2009
Genre: Electronic
Style: Techno

    Track List:
  1. A. Proralone
  2. B. Klarkommen

Let's start with word like "outstanding" for describe this techno project who present to us this magnificent vinyl EP along together with fantastic techno trance label Nachtstorm Schallplatten from Germany. Not that long before they released EP for Soundmute recordings and show to crowd how they are in world of producing techno music. Also we must mention beautiful VA Digital Family on they own audio advance net label "Digital Diamonds". Lots of surprises from this project and Its pretty nice to have them on our world scene. Let's talk about new release under the name "Proralone".

Side A: Proralone
Start with tiny filtered kick and ambient FX element goes directly through the big faf hall bassdrum and continue with pumping rhythm all the way to the black rubber bassline!It`s Like someone chue gumm on the very loud microphone over compresion effect procesor. Pretty acid sound especial part of open filter on it. I can't leave out fat pad moments with so floating sound. I can say that during the listening of this track i had a feeling that I heard like the sheet metal elements of sounds. Everything is so metalic. Pure mechanical sound.

Side B: Klarkommen
Dirty sound starting with nice sleepy melody. One more time rubber bassline comes out.U this time even more dancing way then in previous track. I like that tiny rim shots behind the snare drum. It's sound like typing on type machine .And again during the listening some techno project, in this case Alic, I have notice that machines, all around us are actually make this music. Even this sound reminds me on metal ball that glide in to a metal pipe .Ok this track have that irritate part that I like the most in techno music when artist start with one sound and there is no turning off just make it louder and louder. Why ppl call that sound irritate if we like it? However in my mind this is positive irritate sound and It is great to hear it in tracks but not that much often. Hats fantastic fat sound on it and fantastic moment when they start with cut. Very grovy and massive. Awesome. Short but sweet!


Deffinatly EP that DJs must have it in they gig bags. It is on 12" just two songs but on my opinion there is the whole release to be used then some vinyls with 5 or 6 track and carry on with yourself on gigs just for one track.

Lara