| 8 Jun 2004 10:33 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx |
Phrantek - Innocence Lost (4th Level)
My track by track review....
1 simple things
Cool little organ intro, and the percussive elements and swirling synths are very nice indeed.
2 sunrise jazz
easily my favorite song, theres nice little piano touches and would be the perfect thing to wake me up along with a nice big cup oí coffee!!!! I really dig the drum programming on this one too.
3 bella sera
Nice organ intro, and the dubby, echo-style percussion is a great addition as well. The mandolin/harpshicord sounds add to the vibe of the whole thing. Sweet!
This song takes me away to a far off place. If I close my eyes I feel Iím floating!
I Dig the dub influence and echo chamber bit. The synths are extraordinarily beautiful!
6 a turn for the worse
Stand up bass!! Just what I love to hear! Nice one. And the oceanic ambience in the background is another nice touch.
The synths remind me of a hardcore dnb song, which is a cool thing for a downtempo song like this. Another nice dubby feel and the drums/percussion is programmed expertly with razor blade precision!!!
8 spiral down
Dope old school drum soundz. Something I can definitely flow over (if I was a rapper and stuff, hehe)Ö The melodies and synth sounds are very claustrophobic sounding, which is a good thing here considering the mood and feel of the track.
The bass really shines in this one. The feel of this track is both spooky and relaxing all at the same time. A definite mood piece.
10 scars are forever
There is a definite dark feel to this track, mysterious and hauntingly beautiful. Not at all in a Portishead kinda way either!!!!
11 slitting wrists
An inventive sounding beat which sounds basic at first but then gets more complex as the song goes, with some weird/spooky sounds thrown in for good measure. Defintely a song to evoke a mood of Lonliness and despair. This track would be perfect in a black and white movie film noir soundtrack.
12 fade away
Beautiful piano and nice drum sounds with a bad ass synth bassline. A perfect ending to a sublime piece of work by Phrantek!
All in all I can say this stuff is totally original and unique, not sounding like any thing else I have ever heard. It may be a reason I didnít like it the first time, (which I told Andy soon afterwards listening), it sure has grown on me the next couple of times hearing it. Not being a producer myself, but a fan and lover of music, I can truly say that this is a unique work of art, and something that I cannot say sounds like anything else (something I usually do when I listen to new stuff)Ö. Thanks for the cd, and showing me another side of yourself. One of these days Iíll make a track! This stuff is evindence enough of me to get on it!