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Posted 17 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

Talamasca - Musica Divinorum

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Artist: Talamasca
Title: Musica Divinorum
Label: Spiral Trax
Date: 2001

Track listing:

01. Psychedelic Knights
02. Magnetic Fields
03. Insanity
04. The Racer
05. Musica Divinorum
06. The Old School
07. Time Simulation
08. Why Not
09. Joint O Clock


Many people will feel happy this album finally hits us. I picked it up while I
was looking for the thirteen skulls compilation, it was an instant buy as I
like 3dvision style and dj lestat. Anyway, Talamasca is under the guiding
voice of spiral trax though even the font of their name breathes 3d vision.
The music also has a lot of that 3dvision pace and power in it, the stuff that
makes us dance in general.
Well, lets get on with the trax. Track 1 is not the best Talamasca has ever
made I must say, but seems to grow on me when I listen. A heavy bassline picks
up the track at the beginning, accompanied by a nice hard bass and it really
hits the spot there. When your ears have recovered from the first ticklings it
becomes clear that this is indeed a simple but effective track. It sets a dark
atmosphere and has some nice tribal drums in it. At 2.06 some nice melody
enters, but lets not get too far in detail. We might be boring some of the
readers here. Well the this track keeps building up and doesnt really change
much over the minutes. Typical break at 4 minutes makes way for a new
approach, but it kinda stays on the surface as a track. Hearing the damn same
bassline too hard is getting on my nerve as well. It ends kinda abruptly.
Let's hurry to track 2...
Track 2 has another dark start, typical Talamasca stuff. The bassline, as ever,
is simple but effective on the dancefloor. Some nice samples are being thrown
in this kinda positively repetitive beat, the melodies are dark and nice at
nights when there's nothing scary about the way home. Again the 4 minute limit
sets a break and a sample, its getting kinda predictable here... I must hand
it the melody at 6/7 minutes is very nice. Again, not at all an impressive
Track 3 starts with some voices muttering ( is that the right word, prolly
not). Percussion is nicely panned around a bass with ( yez again) a simple
bassline. This track has more pace/ drive than the previous tracks and really
picks it up. Too bad a really ugly synth comes in at 1.30 which is obviously
too damn hard. A break at 2 minutes is nice when we had 2 around 4. I'm happy
this uplifting song holds more than the previous, nice melodies and breakz.
Good uplifting 'builder' track. This will be a stomper at any party!
Track 4 starts of with some nice choirs, very subtle... Good choice of voice
sample and another one of those basslines. the only problem with the bassline
is ITS ON MY RIGHT SIDE( for the most) all the time, shouldn't it be in both
speakers equally? At this point in the cd Talamasca really takes the groove
and puts fairies in your coffee ( or something like that). Again a really good
stomper, more of the good thing. A 4 minute break ( how original) brings us
some new darkness under a steady simple bassline. The full-on part enters at
the very end of the track :D Lets start jumping this is getting much better!
Track 5 Hear it for yourself, its fucking brilliant and I'm getting sick of
typing in-depth reviews of every track no-one's gonna read =)
Best track so far, typical dark Talamasca style!!! Reminds me of 'Program
Change' a lot
Track 6 'The Old school', Lestat forces another great track down our auricular
receivers. A nice evolving gem. The only thing that bothers me is the 'clap'
at 3,5 minutes, but thats just me being a pain in the ass. So far so good. The
Full part at 6 minutes is outrageous and will get me dancing in public
midwinter buttnaked ( like anyone cares...)
Track 7 When Time is Simulated in the next track, you wish you could loop the
simulation. Unfortunately it has a simple synthline that goes on all the time.
It gets picked up by another instrument later on, very much in the style of
eurotrance people. A shame with such a good beginning,
Track 8 Why not.... well Lestat had another one up his sleeve so WHy NOT? A
kinda slow song which also has a very repetitive synthline in it, which really
annoys me. Good vibration, but irritating lead.... One of the less amusing
Track 9 is a dub song and its very good, thats all I can say ( I have blisters
on my fingers from typing now)...
Verdict: Don't expect anything else than 3dvision artists have done over the
last 2 years and you have a nice cd/lp in your collection!! There are less
interesting tracks, but I'll even appreciate those in the future and I guess
so will you! 8/10

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Posted 17 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

This is exactly what I expected from DJ Lestat, and that's a good thing. This
is just good full-on psychedelic music, with a darker flavour. This isn't
anything earth-shattering, but it's more of the music you and I love from
Talamasca. Psychedelic Knights is my favorite track, with dark harmonies and
freaky/spooky synth lines... it's fantastic. My least favorite track is
Magnetic Fields, but I still thought it was groovy and I loved the 303 lines
after an intense build up. I'm impressed with this album, and it's a great
listen. High energy killers! 9/10 for classic Talamasca!

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Posted 17 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

I waited a long time for this album. Its Finally landed and its an even better
production than behind the mask. All killer tracks. We have lift off...

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Posted 17 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

i have listened to this album and it's one hell of a good release.
if you don't like this style of music, don't listen. plain and simple. but
if you do like this music, and the older stuff produced by lestat, you will
love this album. 10/10

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Posted 17 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

I'm burning from excitement to get this CD! Talamasca WE SALUTE YOU ! The Only
Goa Master EVER !!! I give without listening 10/10

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Posted 17 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

My godness !! What a great fucking killer album from Lestat. i just listen it
twice and there are already so many songs that i can't get out of my mind !
Waiting for it for a very long time, i heard some very very good tribal to
dark psy and full-on morning trance, we just have what we wanted, and may be
Thank's Mister !

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Posted 17 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

Diversity is the quality that separates a good label from a truly great label.
The Spiral Trax label group is one of the best out there right now. It is
refreshing to see that Anti can release a killer full on album like this
Talamasca album as well as a brilliant progressive album like the Matenda
album within a few weeks of each other. If anything, this album proves that
Anti has firmly grasped the plot more than most other label managers out
there. Keep up the good work!

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Posted 17 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

Great CD !
Talamasca do it again :))

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Posted 17 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

Nice produced but "full on" without any point .... maybe I'm not the one that
should review this record but but!

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Posted 18 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

man , great album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 19 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

ALright, well i think the album is slightly fluffy in comparison to previous
Talamasca releases.
I still give it a 9/10 BOLENAT ;o)

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Posted 19 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

Yet more adequate full-on stompers without any sign of the cheese brigade. Its
dark, its pounding, its underground but about as exciting as a VW Beetle
rental car. The point; its reveauls its strong points and moreover its
weaknesses in only a few spin sessions and subsequently ends up in the pile of
other unimpressive stuff released lately. Come on, LeStat, compose more killer
stuff such as -the Hunter becomes the Hunter- or at least try to be a tad more
adventurous next time..7/10

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

wow! really really good alboom maybe one of the best i have ever
listen..amazing and very killer stuff ...Talamasca realy knows how to perform
the killer stuff!!!

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Posted 21 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

I hate E music. This is E music. Bad Talamasca Bad. The first tracks are ok,
but the last five songs are awful. 2/10

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Posted 23 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

one word.

hard kicks.
powerfull and amazing basslines (the BEST in the trance scene)
very FULL music.
nice beautifull goa spirit on few tracks...
few dancefloor KILLERS !!!
this album got it all.
good one Lestat !
keep it up !
beautifull production.


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Posted 23 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

this is a very good album from Talamasca. If you like this kind of trance ...
My favourites are "Magnetic Fields" and "Musica Divinorum" .... in actualy the
album is Great !!! [9,5/10]

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Posted 23 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

great album talamasca style is one of my favorites all the album likes me
except magnetic fields i think this is poor if you compare with the others my
favorite is musica divinorum

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Posted 25 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

All I can say is "TALAMASCA RULES" and this album is no different. Insanity and
The Old School are my favorites. 9.5/10 for Cedric. Great Album. Little by
Little on the new SST comp is also worth checking out. Great work. Still
hoping to see Talamasca live one day. I'll cross my fingers.

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Posted 27 December 2001 - 12:00 PM

cedric anyway is the best dj ever , the only one who got this "crazyness" from
the beginning...and the album he did for anti is exactly what all the
talamasca fans are waiting for!!!!full-on , but not stupid minimalistic
music...you can ear cedric is a real musician , i rode somewhere he is a piano
player , and that is what trance is missing...real musicians...real melodies ,
not stupid ones , and real dj's!!!!!we got the man:TALAMASCA!!!!i give

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Posted 01 January 2002 - 12:00 PM

nice cd for parties mostly i think that talamsca disnt doing some fresh new
things always the same pretty boring to me the only track that is diffrent in
the last year is the thief i stil but like dj lestat

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