VA - Advanced Options

compiled by Timelock

Author: Stefan
Date: Jul 7, 2006
Views: 2517

Title: Advanced Options compiled by Timelock
Artist: Various Artists
Label: BNE
Format: CD
Cat.: YoYo079
Released: July, 3rd 2006

Cover: www.psybuy.net/covers/Advanced_Options_Cover.jpg
Pre-Listening: www.psybuy.net/?art=114


Tracklist:

01. Atomic Culture – Fluffy Puppy
02. Basic – Sync
03. Onyx vs. PTX - Insight
04. Timelock - TNT
05. Sub6 – Droid Save Da Queen (X-Noize RMX)
06. Echotek – Iron Man
07. Double Impact – Limit Air
08. Quantum - Breakdown
09. Fatali – 2nd Episode
10. Bwicked – Shellshocks



01. Atomic Culture – Fluffy Puppy

Normally there should not be any further description than the artist names itself. I mean what will come out if two A-Pro’s like Atomic Pulse and Protoculture sit together in studio and produce a track ? An absolutely killer track with a massive basic bassline – enourmous kick and wonderful melodies.
In detail you can directly read the Protoculture influence which is dominated in its arpeggiator moves and effect-lines straight from the beginning and from time to time during the track. The really rough sounds which are harsh (in a positive way) and rude come from Atomic’s mind. A lot of short dynamic breaks make it a fest for any new turn into the flow of sound. In the middle is a nice uprising arp-melody which ends up into another high lightened melody. For some people it will be maybe to fluffy but the basic ground sounds and elements create a nice equilibrium in sounding. Great track ! Recommended.


02. Basic – Sync

Another very interesting act from the Label BNE is Basic. With “Sync” they start up with a nice pad sound which couples together with the baseline and very tricky short-sounds which create a dynamic pattern rhythm. Shortly before the middle of the track a vocal sample which is half electronized and half human stresses the listener’s attention. Fitting percussion rounds up the vocals as well as single swish sounds. Another woman vocal joins and also several lead sounds which keep the level of speed beside the bassline.


03. Onyx vs. PTX - Insight

This versus duo is very intensive in production quality and sounding. Straight from the beginning you can hear it in the presence of the kick and bass. A smooth but strong flow. Some different lead sounds appear until a solid melody which is not fluffy or anything enters. The quality of each sound creates a tension within the track so that it will be an absolute dancefloor killer !


04. Timelock - TNT

Now the compiler himself show up and not too bad ;-)
Everybody who knows Timelock – knows also his baselines which are sometimes not from this world by massiveness and outstanding character. The listener in this track wont be dissapointed but Timelock drives a bit “normal” this time. Quite strong but calmely. A nice build up of ingredients of elements, fitting percussion and well placed stops which filtered baselines only to come up in another stage of rolling and psychedelic driven trance.


05. Sub6 – Droid Save Da Queen (X-Noize RMX)

Next one is from Sub6 which got remixed by X-Noize. X-Noizes experience can be heared clearly – and anybody who knows already the track of Sub6 already will be surprised what comes out in this track. X-noize enlightens the already known track in another perspective by putting different accents on parts of the track. This is a worthful remix – not just a remake. In the first half the track is more groovy than the “original” and the second half is going forward with intensive lead sounds and melodies. Israeli touch melodies – going up and walking baseline which goes also up an down.


06. Echotek – Iron Man

You wont belive that this track is a 144 BPM track if you get in contact for the first time and without looking on the backside of the CD Case. The first 2:30 minutes are soooo groovy and legere in upbuilding that one likes to fade into this sound. After a nice break it becomes rolly and deep leads shatter over the ground – paired with mid-high leads. In the end a well-known trance sound and female vocals appears and close the track.


07. Double Impact – Limit Air

Groovy, groovy and again groovy but very powerful. The beginning is a mixture of typical acid sounds with a very low played note. The percussion supports the amazing groove and dynamic. Lateron the acid sounds tune up in accordance to a pattern followed by singeled shortcuts. In the middle is a wonderful emotional pad layer and high touched synthie keys. You will make a visit near any calm place until you will find yourself back in a colourful and psyful soundarrangement. Recommended track.


08. Quantum - Breakdown

This is a typical Quantum track by its sounds and this is not meant in a negative way. But if one listened carefully Quantums last album “Kiss the Sound” – those persons will know what I mean. It starts with the known baseline note-sound and its roll-character; then several fitting single sounds on 16th positions and “Fear and Loathing” – vocal samples. This vocals are nice arranged with random paterns and long delays with 1?4 feedback. Uprising arp-sounds fill up the end and also powerful drumloops pushes the listener to new edges.


09. Fatali – 2nd Episode

“BNE’s rising talent” called Fatali sounds really good. Between isratrance and fast arranged proggy it finds its place between everything of this two called styles. But what ever it is called – it sounds brilliant and emotional. A open-air killer as well as any homelistening or car driving music. The 2nd episode represents a nice revival of some of the tracks which were on the Faith album. Taken from him last album “Dawn” (Track 5) – it fits perfectly into this compilation selection because of its emotional and fine tuning. The most remarkable on Fatali’s track is that is is stressless and warm but still running fast and driving at the notch. Recommended !


10. Bwicked – Shellshocks

The last track to close the compilation is Shellshocks from Bwicked. It has a long intro and well working percussion loops and hits. Noticable is the clear and loud Prophet-5 sound which screams around – here and there but nicely. Vocoded samples and real delayed male vocals are put in pattern mode and the track builds up again and again. For outgoing of the compilation it is a nice track. Bwicked’s track demonstrated Timelock’s taste for setting tracks on right positions within a compilation.




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Favourites: 1, 2, 3, 6, 9;


Rating: 9/10


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www.psybuy.net/?art=114
www.bne.co.il/

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