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  1. Artist: Sesto Sento Title: Key To The Universe Label: Com.Pact Records Date: 2008 1. Sesto Sento Vs. Systemic - Human Nation 2. Key To The Universe 3. Sub6 Vs. Pixel - Teder Beseder (Sesto Sento Remix) 4. Sesto Sento Vs. Electro Sun - Connecting Minds 5. Moby - Lift Me Up (Sesto Sento Cover / Remix) 6. Funk-A-Delic 7. Mysterious Ways 8. My Trip To Fantasy 9. Lost Key Ho. Lee. Sh*t. I could swear that I just did a review of what I thought at that time had to be the absolute worst psytrance release I've ever heard. But less than a month later this album tops it. Which begs the question...how many flaming pieces of sh*t are out there? This album is a full-on disaster, but there are a lot of those. What makes this extra special sh*t sandwich is that for whatever reason these rocket scientists went all Infected Mushroom and decided that singing was the thing missing that would put it over the top. Look I get it that there are actual Israeli artists that can sing (probably), but no amount of auto-tune can save these guys. And as the album goes on it's one nut shot after another. The creme de la creme? If you weren't happy enough slamming your d*ck in the car door, a DVD is included which has the video of their remix of the Moby track. Key to the universe? I don't think this could be the key to the port-a-sh*tter. There was actually a sample that said the word moonbow. Just let that pretentious horsesh*t sink in. Psyshop
  2. Artist: Various Title: Back To Galaxy Label: Com.Pact Records Date: November, 2005 1. Astral Projection - Open Society 2. Electro Sun - High Cue 3. Bizzare Contact Vs. Ultravoice - UltraBizzy 4. Space Cat Vs. Onyx - Time Wolers 5. Xerox Vs. Passenger - Science Is God (Ultravoice Rmx) 6. U-Recken - The Other Side (Visual Paradox Edit) 7. Visual Contact - Natural Vibes 8. Ferbie Boys Vs. Bizzare Contact - Superheroes 9. Cosmic Tone - Bite The Moon 10. Wizzy Noise - Tubeless (Lish Rmx) "Oh! That's kind of freaky!" Freaky? I think the word you're searching for here is disappointing. Yeah that's got it. Disappointing. Like a bland meatloaf. Maybe continual disappointment would be even more accurate. A compilation by Com.Pact with all of the usual suspects who create the fluffy full-on that was well underway at the time. I remember when this came out there was a hope that we would actually see a release from the perpetually dormant masters of goa trance. 9 years later and a seemingly endless string of delayed release dates and we still got nothing. Well when I wrote this we had nothing. Now we have remixes and a mix CD of classics that we've all heard a thousand times. Back to this disc, well we go the Open Society track, but that ain't bringing anyone back to the glory days. But hey they put their name on a comp and it generates interest doesn't it? Even if there's the slightest chance they put out some new go we come running like sheep and they know that. If they were actually serious about releasing anything they'd bring something to Suntrip or DAT or other labels who currently specialize in bringing back the old school. The tracks here aren't terrible (actually the Visual Contact mix is particularly disgusting), but they're just more of the same crap we've been force fed by these artists and labels. Unsatisfying and devoid of depth. I understand your desire to remain relevant, but putting your name on tired worn out cheese convinces me you gots nothing. Mdk
  3. Artist: Ultravoice & Azax Syndrom Title: Keep it Real EP Label: Com.Pact Records Date: October, 2011 1. Keep if Real 2011 2. Up & Away 3. Mechanical Mayhem Fine. I'll do it. And now for the review that nobody was waiting for. Well, that's not exactly true. When this appeared on my radar my reaction can best be summed up by this picture: Oh I was salivating... Like most of you, I knew to avoid this like the steaming pile of refuse it is. However, it occurred to me that some visitors might not be as educated as we on the status of the genre and in particular to it's players. Let's try to dissect this without getting to close because this sh*t can spread like herpes. Also, I feel this has gone on long enough. As much as I want to rip it, It's time for an intervention. Beginning with the cover. *Sigh* I like boobies. Love 'em actually. But I'm also an adult that doesn't need to see images objectifying women to arouse my interest of to get me to purchase something. I'm married so I get to see a great pair of boobs for free. You know who needs this? These guys. So either you're catering to a portion of the population that has never kissed a girl or been on a date or...you are that population. 2nd, keep it real. What exactly are you keeping real? Here is a short list of artists that have used that as a title to their tracks. Lost Boyz MC Ren Jay-Z 504 Boyz Jonas Brothers...what the f*ck? Ok, throw that one out. Know your comfort zone... Thirdly and most important is the music. My psy addiction began with early Ultravoice stuff. Everything was new and shiny, The Star Alliance brimmed with full-on power. And Azax? Regev, you will always be a hall of famer for tracks like Hagi Gat, The Covenant, Big Mystery, War of the Worlds...But like the cover I have outgrown you. Somewhere along the way you guys decided to go the commercial route and appeal to the least common denominator. That's cool, you gotta do what you gotta do if you want to make a living with this music. I tried to like this. I did. Even as a guilty pleasure. Sure there are several parts in the tracks that are groovy and cool, but they are torn asunder by the colossal amount of cheese, build ups, annoying samples, and cliche tricks that plague this genre. So yes, I tried. Man did I try. But I also believe in redemption and second chances. You can turn this around, but you have to take the first step. Go back to the lab and listen to your old tracks. Rediscover what made them great and build on it. Please don't take my criticism as elitist as I'm an ordinary guy that just loves psytrance. Ultimately the music is what matters and this is why it hurts to see once proud artists wallow in the abyss. This isn't music...it's a cry for help. http://www.beatport....-it-real/817566 8 bucks for 3 tracks? Oh...you were serious....ouch. Mdk
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