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Album:Parsec
Artist:Various Artists
Label:Oxygen Records
Format:CD
Posted On:2005-11-23 00:00:00
Posted By:» clown
Oxygen Records strikes again with another great morning release. This one is much more trancy than there first release, bringing forth alot more atmospheric music with a great dancefloor feel.

Oxygen Records is Dj TV and DJ nem from the Czeck Republic. VA - Parsec is compiled by Dj TV once again, and he surly doesn't let us down.

Cover : http://tinyurl.com/aheny (front) + http://tinyurl.com/dqyaf (back)

1. Braincell – Underwater
2. Aphid Moon Vs. Protoculture – Systematic Anomally
3. Ninja – Show Time
4. Hydraglyph – Aural Sex (Rmx)
5. Freakulizer & Dj Moodra – Freaky Mood
6. Setherian – Angelic Debris
7. Sound Field – No Roots
8. Lucid Sound – 8.5 Light Minutes
9. Spectra – Split

This compilation starts off with a great opening track, at the perfect tempo to open up your minds for this compilation.. Braincell surely know's what he's doing when it comes to top notch production and sound. This bassline track has a minimal full-on feel to it, as he refrains from any distinct melody. I really like the percussions used in this one, giving a slight tribal vibe at times.. Very nice !

Aphid moon Vs Protoculture is definatly a team up we will be hearing alot more from after this one. A much heavyer bassline than Braincell's track, also with a minimal feel to it and simular sounds as "Underwater". It sounds alot like the "Wrecked Machines" album in a way.. Very psycadelik tune here .

Ninja comes back after almost two (if not more) years away from a release. His last track released was borderline full-on and psytek, so my expectations were very high as i awaited new material. As i expected, he does not let us down.. One can say that this track is the "launch" of this compilaiton, as he pickes up the pace and laces us with awsome melodies. Its kind of a long track that IMO could progress into something more, but then again, it does the trick on a dancefloor, and mixed with other tunes, it has more than enough energy to knock people's socks off..

Hydraglyph is something new to me, and didn't know what to expect.. at first, i though i would be a hard trance tune, but insted it delivers one of the darkest tracks one this release. The structure of this track is totally insane, as it starts off rather slow and after each buildup, you get extra energy, until the final death breakdown, where the track turns into a ball of energy.. so much power in this tune and top production makes it a must at all parties..

Now for a blast from the past, we get Freakulizer and Dj Moodra's tune that sounds alot like old goa trance at certain points, with todays progressions.. Its very melodic and has goaish pads.. not really something that caught my ear, but i'm sure i can find a set to add this one into..

Setherian isn't really my cup of tea, and honestly i cannot say i've really enjoyed any of his releases in the past.. This one unfortunatly doesn't reach out to me, much like his previous work.. although i really like the last breakdown in the track, in general i think there just isn't enough bassline action.. it would work best in the late morning to kinda sooth the trancers.. (sorry if you are reading this seth, i do not in any way mean to insult your music nor your production, for it is just as great as all the other tunes on this compilation, just not for me, personally)

Okay, well, i guess its always great to follow up a track that i like least, with one i like best.. thanks Oxygen for doing this just right. Sound Field is back with more destruction, combining almost every possible musical element in this one, from progressive house to psytrance.. what a masterpeice this one is. You can feel the "sound field" this track creates.. A more trancy track then we are use to from Andy, but he know's how to take the best element of trance and make it hard enough to keep you awake.. a true stormer..

Lucid SounD also doesn't reach out and touch my psy-ears.. I guess its just too "Morning" for my tastes.. It runs around in circles alot and comes back to the same sounds, never really building up as much as it could.. Just not for me..

Ahh, Spectra is back with another solid track. Surprised me at first, as i was expecting something dark and hard, we got something smooth and trancy.. not much bassline in this one, but alot of bass to make up for it.. it kinda has a chinese sounding influences in the melodies.. like in chinease anime cartoons.. very melodic atmosphere and a great track to close this album, leaving you wanting more more more.. luckly, his album is on the way ..

All in all, if your a progressive fan, you will love this album.. if you are a Morning fan this is a MUST .. if you like goa gill, your in the wrong place.. lol.. This is not a total madness compilation.. its filled with sensual tunes that relax the body, but give's you the urge to shake your booty none-the-less..

Favs : 1, 2, 3, !4!, !7!, 9 ..


Tracks:

1. Braincell – Underwater
2. Aphid Moon Vs. Protoculture – Systematic Anomally
3. Ninja – Show Time
4. Hydraglyph – Aural Sex (Rmx)
5. Freakulizer & Dj Moodra – Freaky Mood
6. Setherian – Angelic Debris
7. Sound Field – No Roots
8. Lucid Sound – 8.5 Light Minutes
9. Spectra – Split
Member Comments
» Dan_Le_Raver said @ Mon Nov 28, 2005 @ 12:34pm
malade ton review :)
» Horizon said @ Wed Nov 23, 2005 @ 7:47pm
total agree about braincell vinny, ralph the other half of rastaliens (braincell) played his first live set in austria with me, amazing clean sound... his album will be out soon on glowing flame rec. Nice review matey.