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  1. Thanks guys. BTW, if anyone remembers hearing me play at a party which is not listed on the left there, let me know. Those were just the ones I could remember off the top of my head and/or still had a flyer for.
  2. Hi all, Tamlin.se has recieved a long overdue content update. New features: - Up-to-date and expanded discography - Cover art for all releases - Links to preview clips for all tracks and webshops for all CDs, plus download links for mp3 releases. - List of future and some past live performances. Note the upcoming gig in Moscow this weekend. Don't forget to contact me if you want a Tamlin liveset at your party! And don't forget to buy my album!
  3. Firstly, big thanks for all the nice comments! I'm really very happy to see that there are people out there who appreciate my creations, despite insignificant sales and absent gigs... Secondly: I'm sorry you feel that way, but I must say that the mastering is not to blame. I think Tim Schuldt did a great job with the mastering - instead I would say that if you think the production quality is inferior, then the source material itself is the problem.. In other words, I blame myself and my somewhat lacking skills with EQ and compressors. That is actually the only part of my album that I'm not really happy with, but like I said I think Tim did a great job of compensating for this and still making it sound quite good. (.. Although, some of the "muddiness" is in fact intentional, to create a mystifying sensation of not really knowing where one sound ends and another begins. Perfect clarity isn't always preferrable.)
  4. I'm with Abasio on this one.. I listened a lot to Charly and Out of Space back in the early nineties but when they started playing No Good on the radio a few years later, that's when I became really hooked.. I quickly bought Music for the Jilted Generation and totally loved it, and also rediscoreved The Prodigy Experience (before this I had only listened to the singles from this album). This is when breakbeats & bigbeats & underground "rave" & dance electronica became my first real musical love affair.. I can't rellly say which is best of Experience or Music for the Jilted Generation since they are so very different, both are huge classics in their own way. The Fat of the Land was the beginning of the end of The Prodigy's greatness for me, it has some nice hits and fat beats but is ultimately pretty unsatisfying and lacks the depth of the previous two albums. Kind of a one trick pony. Some tracks are great but some are pretty crap. Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned sucks, IMO. There's maybe one track that's ok, but the rest is just annoying. I hardly even acknowledge it as a "real" Prodigy album since I don't feel it has any connection to the first two masterworks.
  5. First: Thanks for some of you's kind words. Second: I think hidden tracks can be a very nice bonus, however I do agree that it is annoying to have to wait or fast-forward thru several minutes of silence to get to the bonus track. For this reason, on my album I made both the "silence" and the hidden track as separate tracks on the cd (i.e. tracks 11 and 12 even though the cover only listed 10 tracks) so that it is easy to just skip forward if you want, or not include the "silence" track in your playlist. Also the "silence" is only 2 minutes long so it's not a long wait even if you don't skip, and it actually kinda rewards listeners who dont skip it. I feel this was a good compromise.
  6. I voted "other" since you for some reason did not include his two best tracks on your list: Exit Eternity Book of Eden
  7. Ever heard of Google? Or Wikipedia? "Luxor (Arabic: الأقصر ) is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate." "As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's greatest open air museum", the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor standing within the modern city." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxor
  8. Hay Guise, Thanks for the nice comments. But I would like to request a full review for my album... It has been relatively quiet since the release, it would be great to get some more feedback. ... Since the point of the album is to show a wide variation of styles, and to try and break out from the "Suomi" stigma into more melodic territory, I guess it can be hard for some to know what to expect.. Therefore, here's a small guide. - If you like melodic psy and goa trance, try checking out Playtime Adventure, Perspective and Psychedelic Exp. And Contrastion. (and most other tracks, actually). - If you like weird and crazy like the early Tamlin releases, try checking out Catalysk, as well as Switch and Contrastion. - If you like uplifting and energetic, try Somewhirl (and most other tracks, actually). - If you like dark and noisy, try Catalysk. - If you like experimental breakbeat psy, try Release and Nowhere Fast, and the "hidden" bonus track (Secret Traps). - If you like melodic chill trance, try Pax Nostra. PS. The album is available for (illegal) download on countless torrent sites and such, if you just google it. Of course you should buy it! ..but more downloads means more listens, more distribution and more promotion, and maybe eventually more sales.
  9. THERE ARE NO RULES. Plastikman's album Consumed is 90% bass & reverb, and it's one of the best electronic albums ever made.
  10. Department of Motor Vehicles? Massachusetts Instutute of Technology? This one can be especially confusing.. The first time I saw LPC on a lineup I was like "Lucky People Center?!? Coool!!! :posford:" Someone told me once what the finnish LPC stands for but I can't remember what is was..
  11. Release date has been moved... ...to today! it is now availible on psyshop and in stock at saikosounds. hope you enjoy it
  12. Better quality cover: BTW, exact date is 6/6.
  13. The release date seems to be set to 6/6, and the album has started popping up on psyshop and other sites already. I put up more preview clips at trig.com/tamlin so now there are previews availible for all tracks. Exactly three weeks left now. :posford:
  14. That's not quite true. And by the way, NHJO, Is it possible to still download your christmas carols from somewhere? I would really like to hear them. :clapping:
  15. How come you always create double threads? The clip was very short, so difficult to say anything about it... You obviously have no problem with coming up with countless melodies and such, but I would suggest that maybe you should try to put more time into making the production quality better, and maybe filling out the tracks with more layers and details. I mean, instead of pumping out a bunch so-so tracks in a short time, try putting the same amount of time into making a single great track. In a word: polish!
  16. "All homosexuals should be exterminated, exterminated, exterminated, each one of them" I suspect that some might find that a bit offensive.
  17. Skeletonman, I think it is definitely ok to express negative opinions in a review thread, but starting a review thread with almost exclusively negative comments (not to mention the ready-to-barf-smiley!) for an album which is not even your taste to begin with, is nothing but silly and frankly only shows a big lack of respect for the artist. IMO, I could definitely do without the cheesy vocals, I agree that it is not very innovative or original, and I can't argue with the comments about it being a bit new-age'ey, buddha-bar'ish and very "indian", especially on the Sola disc. And Orgship is probably still my favourite Solar Quest chill album. That said, however, I think that this type of ethnic chill or whatever you wanna call it doesn't get much better than this. It is very well made, it is warm and cozy through-out, and considering that the instruments are actually performed and not stolen from sample CD's (like most artists seem to do), and especially that so many of them are performed by George himself, I think this is damn impressive! Sure it isn't the most original, challenging or trippy chill ever, but it's still damn well made and deserves some respect! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is not agressively allergic to "new age"/indian influences, or the occasional cheesy vocal. Also, Luna is very going-to-sleep-friendly in a warm and cozy way which is something that is in short supply in chill nowadays (at least judging from the chill I hear).
  18. Well, I did write "a lot of people" (which I believe to be accurate), not "everyone". It is of course a matter of taste.
  19. I don't really agree with all that was said in the above review.. First of all, even though it may sound like Procs uses the classic Glitch at some points, I know for a fact that it actually is not "the" Glitch he uses. But even so, what's wrong with glitchy effects if it is done well? (as it most definitely is in this case!) Second, I don't agree at all that track one is a soulless filler. I think it has a very nice bounce to it, as does most of the tracks on this album. Third, I definitely don't agree that track two is not suitable for the dancefloor! I would say it's one of the most dance-floor-fitting tracks on the album, it has such a great drive and energy to it, I can't help but want to bounce around when I hear it! And I have actually heard it at a forest party here in sweden last year, so i know for a fact it works great on the dancefloor. :posford: Definitely one of my favorites on this album. Actually, I usually don't like dark psy very much, but this latest effort by Procs is definitely one of if not The best dark psy album(s) I have heard. "Rolling bassline" seems to be somewhat of a bad thing for many on this forum, but I think Procs does his rolling basslines better than pretty much anyone else. There's just this fat, bouncey, techno-ish, driving groove in many of the tracks that is just instantly catchy and very dance-floor friendly! The production quality is top notch throughout, with excellent use of sidechaining and beautifully growly and slimey filters all over the place (among many many other things). There are only two things I could perhaps object to on this album, and both of them are purely matters of taste. First, as I said dark psy isn't always my cup of tea, but if you don't mind eerily twisted & nightmarish circus soundscapes then I definitely recommend this. Second, since these eerie soundscapes are mostly very abstract and atmospheric, some tracks feel like maybe they don't really have a very clear structure with distinct "ups and downs", but again this is purely a matter of taste, and also maybe I have just not listened attentively enough to hear it just yet. Actually, I have so far mostly listened to the first 7 tracks.. For some reason I keep going back to them instead of finishing the whole album.. Finally, No Free Space For Tunas deserves special mention as probably the most unique and original track on the album.. Think virtuoso-pianist jazz, think feverish delirium, and add lots and lots of psychedelic drugs. Far from easy listening, but very impressive and completely insane! In short, if you like twisted, atmospheric, dark and driving psy with a unique experimental flavor and a healthy dose of humour, then this album is highly recommended!
  20. Why the heck would one want to have edible packaging for a cd to begin with??? Sounds very impractical and not very well thought thru.
  21. I volunteer for an apprenticeship. (or: me! me! pick me!) Or, if we're talking collaborations, since Simon has already done interesting collaborations with so many psy artists, I think it would be very interesting to hear the results of a collaboration with someone from another "school", like say Richie Hawtin, or Squarepusher, or Adam Beyer, or something even more different like, say, Sigur Ros... or Daft Punk! That could be hilariously crazy.
  22. tamlin

    Ticon - 2AM

    +1 Jeller, When you say things like "cutoff and resonance (..) and (..) some phasers of flangers (...) are psychedelic for sure" then you are generalizing way too much for your arguments to be meaningful at all. What you're saying is basically that you like darkpsy better, and that's fine, but trying to define it in terms of which is more psychedelic is an excercise in futility, since the level of psychedelic-ness in a piece of music is highly subjective. I mean, if person has been listening to nothing but the weirdest breakcore for all of his life, then it will not be very psychedelic to him since it is so very familiar to him, and that person might find instead Britney Spears to be very psychedelic since he has never heard anything like it before. To keep on topic, I think Ticon - 2AM sounds very good production-wise, and some of the tracks are very nice indeed. They really managed to get a solid "minimal psytechno/progressive psyhouse" (or whatever we may call it) style going, so if you like that style you will most likely like this a lot. So in those terms, good job Ticon! For my taste, however, I think it almost follows the already well-established "minimal psytechno/progressive psyhouse" formula and clichés a bit too closely to be very interesting in the end. Mostly I really don't like the vocals that dominate several of the tracks, had it not been for them it could have been much better IMHO. In short, it's a well made album that is not really my cup of tea, but if you like this kinda style and can stand the vocals then you may very well love it. PS - When I want to listen to minimal psytechno I definitely prefer No Loose Ends.
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