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OOOD - A Live

 

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Artist: OOOD

Title: A Live

Label: Cabbaged

Date: 1997

 

Track listing:

 

01. 08'33" Cobra

02. 07'53" Karmic Suture

03. 07'58" Cthullu

04. 07'04" Cosmic Ripple

05. 07'25" Herbs And Spices

06. 08'30" Silence

07. 09'48" Two Dawns Over Baleswar

08. 09'52" Kundalini

09. 06'46" Rifa

 

Review:

 

Pretty ok album from OOOD, not really my kind of style... It's very oldschool

Goa and very melodic tracks, so for You who's kind of new to this music, maybe

you should check it out... otherwise, nothing relly special in my opinion.

6/10.

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if it sounds old school, its because it is... it was released in '96, and at

the time they were cutting edge ;-) i reckon they still sound good today as

well :-)

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kick ass album, was released long time ago and i only got it on a tape. one of

the best things which were released those days. really really worth it if u

find it

a real old-school and rare piece!

hunt it!

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wicked!! i won't over-analyze the details but nonetheless this is a FUN album!

luckily i have most of these songs on vinyl, as the cd is rare and the only

mp3s floating around are 96kbps (wtf??).. i don't think their newer album is

up to par with their old stuff in terms of creativity but i have high hopes

for their future projects! c'mon OOOD amaze us like you used to!

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I'm not used to saying this kind of word, but the production sucks big time

here ! I bought it because I loved the Silence version on Travelling 1 : the

song loses all of its uplifting power here !! Very disappointing... Cthulhu,

Cosmic Ripple and Herbs and Spices would sound pretty great with a better

sound for sure. 1/10 for the sound quality, 8/10 for the composition of these

4 tracks.

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Sorry, I TOTALLY fucked up !!! I wrote the above review whereas I hadn't

listened to the album for more than a year, what a mistake !! It sounds great,

I don't know where I found the production problem, it's nonsense. Compared to

all the minimal stuff you find nowadays, it's so refreshing to listen to so

good old school tracks. 8/10 for the whole album, definitively !

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I can't get into this at all which surprised me because I was impressed by

their other album Breathing Space. Alive on the other hand is hard to listen

to. It's full of screachy squealy nintendo style ear-splitting sounds layered

at break neck pace over what would otherwise be an allright song. I've

listened to it a few times now and nothing really stands out. To be fair this

may appeal to those of you who like harsher sounds in music. None the less, I

can not recommend this to anyone. Get a copy of Breathing Space instead.

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what a great cd! it's full of melodic old school goa with lots of bleeps and

twistind sounds. can't get enough of it! best track is 4 cosmic ripple. the

second part of it really blows me away...

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I appoligize to OOOD for not speaking up sooner as ive had cd for over a year.

This is an amazing must have old school goa album. I bawled my brains out in

joy to many of these tracks. Thank you OOOD for beeping me so deep! What a

gift of sound.

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Another great taste of nostalgia! This is very good goa trance with the supreme track being Cosmic Ripple IMHO. But it is all good. This isn't 4 on the floor power trance with hi-hats blazing, it's more complex with different rhythms but still chock full of that delicious goa sound.

 

Tasty!

 

Mdk

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I've just seen today that Kagdila are selling copies of this album for £144 so if you want to hear it for a slightly cheaper price, you can download the whole album including artwork here, for free:

 

http://www.oood.net/public/OOOD_-_aLIVE_-_...nc._artwork.zip

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I've just seen today that Kagdila are selling copies of this album for £144 so if you want to hear it for a slightly cheaper price, you can download the whole album including artwork here, for free:

 

http://www.oood.net/public/OOOD_-_aLIVE_-_...nc._artwork.zip

Sweeeet.

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Artist: Oood
Title: Alive
Label: Self Released
Date: December, 2008

01 :: Cobra (8:33)
02 :: Karmic Suture (7:53)
03 :: Cthulu (7:58)
04 :: Cosmic Ripple (7:04)
05 :: Herbs & Spices (7:25)
06 :: Silence (8:30)
07 :: Two Dawns Over Baleshwar (9:48)
08 :: Kundalini (9:52)
09 :: Rifa (6:46)


Quite a Christmas gift wouldn't you say? The original masterpiece was released back in the golden days of 1997 on Cabbaged Records, but in 2008 Colin and Ektoplazm were proud to re-release this classic in digital format. Flac, wav, mp3...whatever. All the tracks were recorded live at various parties and put together on one album.

And what an album it was.

This is their crowning achievement in goa trance and one of the absolute classics of the genre. The only template you'll find here is no template. You couldn't find a full-on bass line with a CSI team. It's organic and evolving wielding 303 madness all along the way. From Cthulu to Two Dawns over Baleshwar it is a flowing morass of oscillating synths and stacked melodies that build tension and threaten to explode. I used to dislike Kundalini, but in the early morning darkness as dawn was approaching I finally got it and let it wash over me. Not the best track (that goes to the psychedelic monster Cosmic Ripple), but it fits right into the theme of this album. My least favorite is Rifa which requires speed, ecstasy, and a dancefloor that slopes downward just to keep up. But even that one and its blazing pace demand respect.

Thanks to Colin and Basilisk for making this happen. Too often the greats of the genre go unappreciated because the CD's are so hard to come by so you have to make do with iffy download quality. I hope one day that other classics will find their way to this site so we can enjoy them the way they were meant to be heard.

Free at Ektoplazm

Mdk

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