Urceus Exit Metro
By Marcus Pan
Im digging the smooth grooviness of Urceus
Exit's Metro about now. Its got a nice subtle flair to it, low
down and lightly done. Its one of those rare works that is subtle enough
to be background and smooth the day by, and meanwhile just interesting enough
to be listenable on a conscious level. Very nice work here, coming off of
ArtOfFact records showing that those badass Canadians still know how to find
and pick the best fruits of a noisy world.
Metro opens up with the lightly tapping album version
of Metro and leads into a trancy kind of atmosphere with drum n
bass futuristic stylings and interesting insect-lick clicks and trappings.
Vocals are touched lightly with a fluffy metal vox and plays with poetics and
Burroughsian lyrics. The second version of this, the Shy Brothers Remix,
gets cloudily trancy and tinkers in my mind like some of the best progressive
trance Ive found. Its very nice in the clouds with Urceus.
You Taste Like: theres something like three
rhythms in this track alone, all banging against one another creating a drum
n bass rockout jam session. This is followed up closely by These Spots
in My Eyes, which slides us into a groovy heart-beat laced progressive
trance style. Im also heavily digging the Metro single here (not
to be confused with the Berlin song). Theres three versions, a little
overmuch perhaps, but its a good song with poetically spoken lyrics and
philo-rambling stylings within the words. Good stuff and you can close your
eyes and get lost in the words, nevermind the three versions of musical
goodness that surrounds the three mixes.
I really dig this CD and will probably keep it a while.
Its comfortable yet just interesting enough to make you wonder, and the
clouds are nice and fluffy and the poetics are deep and introspective. Urceus
has a nice mix here, and dont tend to stray too far into the
electro-industrial format instead being a rave-style catcheism in a world
otherwise filled with guttural guitars and overdone shrink wrapped vocals. Very
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Phone: (905) 707-6283
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