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  1. Artist: Electric Universe feat Chico Title: Burning Label: Electric Universe Records Date: February, 2008 1. Meteor (original remake 2007) 2. Gaijin Rocker (rmx 2007) 3. Solar Noir 4. Metaphysics 5. Observation (Guitar Version) 6. Present 7. Hyperspace 8. Def Con Min7 9. Dawn 10. Burning 11. Sunrise 12. Higher Love 13. The Calling 14. Traveller "Observation is a skill like anything else." *Writes feverishly. Looks at paper, balls it up and throws it in corner to land with several others* Why? Why is it so hard to write this letter? *sighs deeply and continues rubbing temples* Boris I don't know you, but I feel you are in need of an intervention. Yes, you're a legend in the psytrance genre and as I've often stated with all the great tracks you've made there is a certain amount of freedom you're entitled to. But there are limits. To whom is this supposed to appeal? The people that like guitars probably want more than generic guitar riffs. And those that don't like guitars in their psytrance will run from this like it was an AIDS patient with cancer. I'm sure Chico is a great guitar player, but why f*ck up great tracks with these guitar remixes? I understand that you got bills and food ain't free. But can't you mow some lawns or get a paper route? Why do you have to dumb down your music? I didn't want to say anything, but this has been going on for a while now. Look we all loved Cosmic Experience, but that was almost a decade ago. I'm not saying don't let your music evolve, but maybe it's time to try something different. Even Michael Jordan retired. Perhaps you could bring back the Galaxy project and make a downtempo album. I'm still a fan, but you're making it hard to play your music without getting embarassed. Out of respect I won't link to this and we can pretend that it never happened. Mdk
  2. Artist: Electric Universe Title: Solstice EP Label: Electric Universe Records Date: December, 2012 1.Cosmic Network 2. Spacetime Continuum 3. Psystep (Psychedelic Edit) "Breakthroughs in physics have forced and continue to force dramatic revisions to our conception of the cosmos." I've always had a soft spot for Electric Universe even when he was releasing crap like Higher Modes. I keep hoping that he will rediscover his ability to craft masterpieces like Cosmic Experience, but lo that was almost 9 years ago so...yep hopes are dimming. But I love a good comeback story. And it is with that spirit that I decided to listen to his latest EP. It's got lots of lasers with tight production he's known for as well as buckets of acid. So he's got that going for him. Cosmic Network was typical EU full on that wasn't bad until that God awful build up. Spacetime was a treat harkening back to his glory days when he wielded a mighty 303 hammer and perhaps my dreams were soon to be realized. Alas the goa energy couldn't (or wouldn't) be maintained as it devolved into adequate full-on. The Psychedelic Edit of Psystep is a moderately short blast of acid only marred by the inevitable build up. So again I'm only able to give a grade of incomplete. He showed flashes of his former brilliance, but unfortunately it was mired in the full-on style he finds himself in. Don't get me wrong, his brand of full-on isn't terrible, but we've heard the same thing for the past 4 or 5 albums now. And you want to charge $7.50 for this? I don't think so. Time for a refresher methinks. Beatport Mdk
  3. Artist: Electric Universe Title: Psystep EP Label: Electric Universe Records Date: October, 2012 1. Psystep 2. Under The Surface "Lying just beneath the surface of the everyday, is a world we hardly recognize." Boris Blenn is one of the greatest names in out genre. Jupiter 8000, Paradise Connection, Galaxy, Rainbow Spirit...all him. If there was ever a godfather, he could be it. Like a lot of masters that started out in the goa genre he has long since left that arena and now is firmly mired in the full-on swamp. That's not to say all he has released is pablum and forgettable. Remember Cosmic Experience? Superb stuff. His pairing with fellow old schooler Space Tribe as EsP has yielded quality results. But in a business that is what have you done for me lately his last effort Higher Modes was an impotent mess that had me wondering if aliens actually abducted the real Boris and replaced him with cucumber suffering from Down's Syndrome. I mean really you have to work hard to make music that bad. So while I was doing a little EP shopping I came across this and dove in. He's earned that type of blind buy status from me and really, what are the odds that he would sh*t the bed again? Not one to miss the latest trend he hops right on the step wagon (dub, psy, whatever) and that's how Psystep opens. But like all he does, it's grander and I think sounds pretty good. It's not long before he moves headlong into what he does best and that's create acidic mayhem. Pretty good mix of the two styles me thinks. Under the Surface is pure EU power with acid storms and a bruising straight ahead demeanor. He's got a slightly annoying buildup, but it's mainly back to where he excels. So I think this EP is validation that my theory on alien abduction is valid. While this still isn't Cosmic Universe, it's light years away from Lower Modes. Not essential, but it is good to know that he hasn't completely lost his ability to create upbeat music. Beatport Mdk
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