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Artist: Morphonix Title: Off the Grid Label: Vaporvent Date: March, 2008 1. Fur Bot 2. Off the Grid 3. Dig Deep 4. Kismet Kabob 5. Bright Destinations 6. Island Sanctuary 7. Hasp Clasp 8. Fuzz Machine "Can you dig it?" I think you know that I can. This is the same mind behind the psytrance project Chromatone. It's one of my favorite psychill releases and I wonder why he only made one album under this alias. Breakbeat and glitchy it is replete with juicy basses and funk by the trunkload. Dubby basses and well placed transitions abound as he even displays some house-like swagger on Kismet Kabob. The only way this could get better for me is if he incorporated some 303 into it. But then it would be Hardfloor. This isn't music you can zone out too and I would expect nothing less from a guy like Chromatone. The only negative would be that it's no longer sold in the usual go to shops. But if you can find it, I highly recommend purchasing it. Your booty will thank you.
Artist: Chromatone Title: Chromaconnection Label: Vaporvent Date: July, 2006 1. Chromatone + Random + Helos - Merciful Error 2. Chromatone + Christine - Existentialist Detectives 3. Chromatone + Earthling + Random - Biiiiig Stickey 4. Chromatone + CPU + Random - Strengthen The Strange 5. Chromatone + Digital Talk + Random - Spiritual Reality 6. Chromatone + Freaks of Nature - Glow-Stick Armageddon 7. Chromatone + Hyper Frequencies + Random - Laser Wax 8. Chromatone + Neuromotor/E.S.X.S - Electryk Chromama 9. Chromatone + Rob-Ot + Psytony - Green Power House I assume this was what it looked like when Chromatone went into the studio to make his debut album. Uh, minus the methadone clinic, but I dunno, I wasn't there. That's a lot of clowns on heroin. I have an idea...how about making your own f*cking album? As the Beatles said it's ok to get by with a little help from your friends, but at some point momma's gotta push your ass out of the nest. With all these clowns at what point does it stop being an album and become a compilation? Why not just form a collective and call it The Sh*tty Full-On Nebula? So Chromatone is Lawrence Hoffman from my side of the pond and he apparently put out a Craigslist ad for studio help. Ever heard of too many cooks spoil the broth? Well they did. They peed in it. I've liked stuff from this guy, but the problem is that it's too much of the same thing. Acid-laden high tempo stuff is great, but the track structure is too linear. Not enough nuance. Strengthen The Strange harkens back to a time when the night-time full on ripped. On its face it's a good album of night time full-on, but some variety would've been greatly appreciated. I suppose if you were in need of a full-on fix you could get it pretty cheaply on Discogs.