Sonic Cube - Cloud Buster EP

Tribal Vision, November 2005

Author: pr0fane
Date: Dec 15, 2005
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Review by: Jannick Andersen // pr0fane

Artist: Sonic Cube
Title: Cloud Buster
Label: Tribal Vision
Format: 12\"
Released: Tribal Vision, December 2005


Sonic Cube started out as a collaboration between the Swiss progressive trance duo Sonnenvakuum (Daniel Müller & Ueli Schill) and Tobi Wirz (Greed), and in 2003 they released their self-titled debut album on Yellow Sunshine Explosion. A great album with delicious, city-inspired atmospheres that perhaps didn\'t receive quite the attention it deserved, but still gained some loyal fans.

Now, 2 years later, Tobi Wirz has left the group, and so only the Sonnenvakuum guys remain - they have in the meantime left Yellow Sunshine Explosion, and have joined the most promising new label as of late, Tribal Vision. In the beginning of 2006 they will release the 2nd album \"Filter\", but in the meantime they\'ve released this EP with a little teaser from the album, and a remix by none less than André Absolut on the flipside.

A. Sonic Cube - Cloud Buster [135 BPM]
The first thing I notice about \"Cloud Buster\", is that it seems a bit more energetic than the stuff on the debut album, with a noticeably more pumping, almost techish groove. It still maintains elements of the mellow progressive house/trance atmospheres though, even though the production doesn\'t seem as crisp as some of the most cutting-edge stuff on the market today. Deep and quite emotional, this is definitely a top-class morning tune.

AA. Sonic Cube - Cloud Buster (André Absolut Remix) [128 BPM]
The Swiss André Absolut has been one of my absolute favourite progressive house producers for the last couple of years, as he seems to have a golden touch on everything he\'s involved in, with his trademark being excellent, butt-shaking dance floor grooves, yet with very emotional trancy influences. This remix of \"Cloud Buster\" is no exception, taking the track down into a more pleasant, laidback tempo, and giving it a whole new joyful, naive melodic theme, embellished by beautiful strings. Superb remix, one of the most optimistic tunes I\'ve heard this year, and definitely one of my favourite tracks from André Absolut so far.

Bottom line:

Holy shit, this is one mighty fine teaser for the upcoming album. The EP contains two progressive trance/house tunes of outstanding quality (though with the André Absolut remix clearly standing out as being most enjoyable to me) and Tribal Vision couldn\'t have picked a better release for their entry on the vinyl-market. Highly recommended!


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