This discs ilk is a gem for collection. Oh, these Complex Machines. Truthfully, Im not the big rave partygoer that the Cyberactif Death Machine suggested I am. Always preferring to stay at home and let the tunes come my way, or what Id consider the party. What everyone else is doing doesnt necessary fit with all our plans. Im like most Americans that stay home; except for college folk (hey college people cant really be considered Americans right?). Weve already done that stuff, but its always the best to hear what kids these days are diggin since that youthful ear brought us this far. Its just good to be in the know huh?
This little compilation of ravin fun is kid oriented at times and makes you feel old if youre beside yourself with the know. Out of ten tracks, half of them are dedicated to the kids that never read reviews or even consider that there really IS a competitive market for DJs in such tunes. The Complex Machine guy put a few on for the kids. The other five are for us stay at homers though.
One, Four, Five, Seven, and Ten. These are the tracks you want to pick up. All five are subtle in bass and completely Brian Eno. If youre an Eno fanatic, you will see the resemblance in the dynamic keyboard work. Surrender (one) grabs attention so that youll want to hear track two or three. Thats bad news, unless youre a raver, since they are both made up of generic timing with the robot doing triple time. Isnt Life Wonderful (four) builds ambient rhythm into symphonic rhythm through bass and delicate keyboard work which flows right into Out of Darkness (five) that exuded the same addictive structure as track one.
The Offering is such a relief after six and makes the listener realize that the Complex Machine guy (yes its just one guy that goes by the Goth name Acyd Burn) is better off accepting his 30s instead of trying to go back to live his 20s. Cycotropy will just plain piss you off. Its a great song with everything in place great song structure having the ability to pull you in just right, but you had to wade through those other two before you could reach the final frontier.
If you should happen to attend the occasional rave, youll be quite please to obtain this disc. You may even want to pick it up like the local radio station (WI) since the disc appears to be obscure and could be considered to your rave groupies a HIDDEN gem. There are some local DJs I know that Ill be passing this off to just to make sure it gets played. If not to see how you people respond huh?
Back to the unfortunate: Unfortunately, there are too many obstacles in the way of our ambient tech we so crave. Rave is not as pervasive as a cherished movement where we could just relax and not have to worry about the what, or where motive. Just the pure electricity of how meditative we actually got. The disc has this potential, but there are too many disco riffs on here to distract along the way.
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