It starts off with the great new X-dream style. The first gets you aquainted with the new sounds that can be found on this wounderful album. It gives you a fresh taste of the type of vocal's that will be heard here, and the type of dirty synth sounds, along with that great X-dream snare sound found on every second kick. A great party intro i must say..
We Interface is one of the most talked about tracks on this album, most probably due to the use of vocals that ride the track and give you a storyline feel to this one. With alot more of those dirty synth sounds, and a psycadelic structure, this electropounding track blends electro and techno to form one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for a couple of months.. a classic in itself.
Superinteligence brings us back to the X-dream people are use to, with a very dark atmosphere and an even darker sample voice. Lots of flanger sounding buildups. A great track.
Try to save your song is probably the other most talked about track on this album. With a very comercial bounce to it, this (hardtrance??) song has some catchy anthems that either make this your favorite track from the album, or the one you hate the most. I think its top notch and i will be mixing this one for a long long time Great use of that dirty synth sound again. Its exploited alot more in this song, with a trancy feel to it..
Virus is one of those great tunes that will be heard from party to party.. if you liked Try to save your song, you will just simply fall in love with this one.. A much less commercialish feel to this one, with twisting/flangy dirty synth sounds, filled with a deep x-dream kickdrum. The track is rather short for long mixing, but well worth mixing none the less. Its in my top 3 on this album.
Distressor is my favorite track off this album, being the most techno inclined track of them all. I would have never expected such a dance floor smasher like this one on this album. It sounds nothing like anything I¡¦ve ever heard X-dream produce in the past, and doesn¡¦t have any electroish feels to it.. Its just simply wounderful. A little short (like most of the tracks on this album), but so powerful that people will have no choise but to play it out like crazy. You get a hollow kickbass effect, with lots of cool snares and deep, minimal sounds.
Slimdrum is also a very interesting track. It sounds a little like Thorizin off the Irratint album (well, only in a couple of sounds) and it progresses into total hardness. This is defiantly a great addition to this already wounderful album. It¡¦s a good reminder of the old x-dream that we all praise.
Ultratube is something different for X-dream. Its softer feel and more trancy sounds make this a nice morning tune. Not much to say about this one, except that its nicely produced and it sounds good.
X-ray Eyes is not my style of music, the vocal¡¦s get quit annoying in this one. It¡¦s a massive tune if your into this kind of stuff, but for me, I skip it everytime im listeing to the album (personal taste issue).
The Fluke remix is cool also, but much like X-ray eyes, it doesn¡¦t reach out to me and grasp my attention.. maybe its my heavy DJ influence that makes these breakbeat tracks less appealing. Its still a great remix of the original, but nothing compared to it.. I Do however prefer the fluke remix to x-ray eyes. ƒº
All in all, a great album and im really happy I bought my copy ƒº I was expecting another one of those X-dream Stickers but I guess not.. hehehe.. This album is a must for techtrance heads.. It might even appeal to some full-on people, depending on how open minded they are. This is what music is all about, evolution. They gave us everything we could possibly ask for in one album.. New, innovative sounds, a little of the regular stuff we are use to, and different styles (Breakbeat, electro).. Evolution is what keeps music alive.. If we always got the same old sounds, people would get bored. This album is far from boring.
"this german production duo has evolved over the last decade into one of the best and most influential
of the tech-trance genre, featuring their futuresound all around the globe with a stunning live show, which
approximated the incendiary spirit of techno better than any other electronic act. In 1989 they formed the
creative core of x-dream. two years later in 1991 their debut album, >Trip to trancesylvania< was greeted
with much acclaim. while 1995`s album, >we created our own happiness<, was even a greater artistic success.
at the turn of 1998, x-dream released their highly-reverred >radio< album, which gained them Further recognition
and is still regarded as one of the best and most loved tech-trance records ever. the albums feature contributions
from arne schaffhausen and wayan raabe of midimiliz, spirallianz .
the fourth x-dream album came out in 2002 bearing the title >Irritant< and healthily glowing with evidence
that after twelve years of summoning up the highest quality dance music around, marcus maichel
and jan mueller can still do it. x-dream has come to be recognized as one of the vanguards of a new
musical revolution. their style has literally opened the door to numerous artists that fill the electronica
landscape today. we have seen a full range of this groups extraordinary vision. x-dreams up coming album
features vocals by ariel. the fact is x-dream has the capacity to suprise it`s listeners and embrace change,
leaving the doors open for their ever evolving creative spirit. a longside the previously mentioned work,
so far propelling the guys into some of the most in - demand status arround. "
HERE's a link to purchase the album
1.The 1st 134 bpm
2.We Interface 140 bpm
3.Superintelligence 142 bpm
4.Try To Save Your Song 140 bpm
5.Ultratube 143 bpm
6.Quantum Lab 138 bpm
7.Virus 143 bpm
8.Distressor 140 bpm
9.Slim Drum 138 bpm
10.X-Ray Eyes 133 bpm
11.The 1st (FLUKE remix) 90 bpm