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Son Kite - Perspectives Of ...

 

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Artist: Son Kite

Title: Perspectives Of ...

Label: Digital Structures

Date: 2001

 

Track listing:

 

01. 10'09" Collection

02. 08'49" (W)Holy Road In Monterrey

03. 10'17" Where's My Drum

04. 08'24" If Ashtrays Could Talk

05. 07'21" Bitter Sweet

06. 08'45" Driveshaft

07. 08'23" Hi-Fi Stomp Session

08. 07'26" Clockwise

09. 08'49" Aiwana

 

Review:

 

Well, i just received that CD and the first thing i told to myself is...my god,

this kind of CD should be reviewed while Son Kite guys are playin it loud in a

party.

It's so unfair to review such a CD, alone, sit down, with a home-sound-system.

Anyway !

Sorry to kill the suspens : this CD is aboslutely better than the first one.

The production is amazing...Son Kite have one hell of a studio and you can be

sure they

know how to use it. Sounds turning around your head, solid bass, deep kick, EQ

FX.

I like listening this album from beginning to end and not tracks

alone...because the

atmopshear just builds and builds. But if i had to name the higlight of the CD

it would be

without any doubt "HI-FI STOMP SESSION". The name says it all. An especially

good mention

for the packaging which is very good with an interesting booklet inside.

8/10

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Guest swoop   
Guest swoop

yeees.. I can only agree.. they have really developed their sound. This album

should be listened to LOUD also. Extremely fat stomping beats which want you

make to dance at once. The production is really much better than their first

album. Only track I am a bit dissapointed at is "If ashtrays could talk" which

I find a bit boring. I give it 9/10, one of the best album in 2001 for sure!

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Guest fxmike[at]nyc.rr[dot]com   
Guest fxmike[at]nyc.rr[dot]com

This album is insane! Son Kite is one of the very few musicians in the scene,

who DO create the newest, sickiest, weird and groovy true psychedelic sound at

the moment. I was always into Noma/Hux Flux/Son Kite and the likes, and so far

all of them completely justified my musical interests and expectations. Whoo

Hoo! :)) NP: "bitter sweet" (in my head) :))

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First I have to say, that apart from a few tracks, this is my first journey

into the Son kite realm, I never got to dive into Minilogue, their first

album. I guess there's just too much good music around. Well, I've wandered

around this album quite a lot, and had good fun. Digital Structures (which the

Son Kite guys are part of) proves again that it is a real quality label. This

CD is interesting & diverse- it has technoish, dubby and tribal touches, and

also an abundance of changing sounds. It is also atmospheric, very hypnotic,

and very danceable- partly because the fluent and original way in which the

kites are using the very basic and essential tool of breaks & build-ups (that

seemed to be forgotten lately), and also due to the very strong drive imbedded

in the tracks and CD as a whole.

 

Collection starts the journey with more than 2 minutes intro, broken into by a

massive no-nonsense kick- I would start a set just like that- intro included.

Hypnotizing track that has a little of everything, a kind of introduction to

the album itself. Than comes a sudden yet fluent break in line with (W)Holy

Road in Monterrey (T2). We're on the technoish side of things here. A fast

tune with a hypnotic metallic technoish feel, very monotonic, but with a great

jumpy groove. It builds up slowly to a fast, frenzied mechanic climax- I like

it lots. Where's My Drum (T3) is an electronic-age shamanic tribal ritual. A

more hectic and psychedelic rhythm-based tune, accompanied with a shamanic

muttering chant and a strong tribal feel, very full on with a strong drive. If

Ashtrays Could Talk (T4) relaxes things a bit, before we get too excited too

early. A nice cyclic track, starting and finishing the same- with a

freestyling trippy into and outro. This is a slow and minimal one, very

percussive, tribal with a real minimal groove, accompanied by little

atmospheric synth touches. Real cute. Bitter Sweet (T5) has them typical

Swedish clubby-dubby floating sequences (with a very dubby atmosphere in it)

and flying psychedelic effects splashed on trashing technoish line and a

driving groove. Great morning-at-the-forest tune, makes me see little lights

in the air. After 2 tracks that are more on the relaxing side of things it's

party time- Driveshaft (T6). The name says it all- hard monotonic

techno-trance tune opening with a powerful fast and driving repetitive

drumming- this is pretty much the story of this track, that is until those

sneaky crafty breaks and little buildups in the end- sure chaos on the floor.

Hi-Fi Stomp Session (T7) has THE DRIVE and is full of chaotic swishes &

scratches. Electric-whips are flying all around in this massive highly

psychedelic stopmer. Probably the most powerful dancefloor material here, will

sure cause chaos in every party, in any stage. One of my favorites here.

Clockwise (T8 ) is the only track here I don't really like, it's nice, but not

more. Aiwana has that metallic tribal Son Kite feel to it, great darbuka

sections, and a beautiful levitating melody in the back, the break and build

up are there, and done just beautifully- will sweep you for sure. A great

emotional tribal morning track with a lot of happiness and a great finale for

this album.

 

Recommendation: A very dancefloor oriented release with enough interest and

diversity to serve as a good and continuous home listening experience. It has

a lot of music in it- something which a lot of dancefloor oriented albums

lack. Also it is a must for every DJ. Another quality release for Digital

Structures. A definite "get it" from me.

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alpha    0

I tried this because many people here say that minimal is really good, and I

had to try it.. But I just don't get it.. I think every track in the cd is

really boring and monotonius, there are very few elements of which the tracks

are built and therefor it sounds really empty. I just don't get it... how can

anyone like this?

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freak51    3

This may just have bumped the MOS release as my favourite of 2001. I hope Son

Kite keeps releasing music. This act has got its finger on a gorgeous pulse.

Serious, mature construction with warm richness throughout - yet wonderful to

move to, or just put on headphones and let it take you to the Other Place.

Not much spare, close to every sound is essential. Wicked head trip.

Genuine. Get this. 10/10.

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freak51    3

jyri_k, you may need better headphones or stereo gear. Keep at it, this one is

worth the effort. Maybe listen to it in a different state of mind, where you

have an hour with no hurries, no worries.

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Guest Skaha   
Guest Skaha

First off, this is an amazing album. These guys have evolved a lot since

Minilogue. Minilogue isn't a bad album, but there's just so much more going on

with this one. It's albums like this that will win people over to the

so-called "minimal" style - but there is nothing minimal about it - I can tell

already that this is a piece of music with a lot of depth and will stand up to

repeated listenings. Great writing, great production, and great choice of

sounds within the songs. There is sooo much spirit within this album - the

last song in particular, if you listen carefully you can hear the spirits and

dryads of the forest calling - keep up the good work!

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Guest damoneves[at]hotmail[dot]com   
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I just got it, already love it and imo the best track by far is hi fi stomp

session. Son Kite often use similiar noises in their tracks, and this is put

together in such a way that everything is fresh and unique. This trance is

precise and just catches you with rhythms. BIG love to son kite.

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Guest Zeitti   
Guest Zeitti

I don't really get this CD, but I guess it's just me.. I like melodic

psy-trance more, and nowadays I really enjoy something between melodic and

minimal, like x-dream and logic bomb stuff, but this is just too "pure"

minimal for me.. too repetive and "empty".. but glad that you others like it :)

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Guest andy   
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I can't understand how someone can call this empty ... Son kite are the masters

in making minmal music with feelings and with variation.

I just love this cd ... going hot in my cd player for the moment. The wonderful

thing is that I hear new things all the time even though the tracks seems

minimal the first time.

Zeitti I know that this album is not melodic but give it one more try.

Andy

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Well, I have waited a while to give my opinion on this piece of audio artistry,

because I still keep finding new sounds and effects on every listen. After

listening to the new Ticon CD for a while, I had thought they had surpassed

Son Kite as the Top Act from D.S , but i was WROOOONNNNGGGG. This is so well

produced with such precision, intelligence and subtleness, it's mindblowing.

All these little sounds going from left to right, morphing and steadily

increasing, crystal clear percussion and great composition make this by far

the Album of the year in my opinion. Son Kite has gotten so much better since

Minilogue was released. THe variety of tracks is amazing, too. It ranges from

full-on "Hi-Fi Stomp Sessions" to very Technoish tracks to soulful emotional

tracks like Bitter Sweet and Aiwana, of course not forgetting the already

released killer "Where is my drum", that already blew my mind last year. There

is something for everyone here on this CD, my personal favourites being

"Bitter Sweet", which sounds like Ticon, but much more intense and psychedelic

and with an even phatter baseline, "Aiwana" ( great use of vocal samples),

"Driveshaft"( driving, as the name implies) and the good old "Where is my

Drum". I have to say that D.S. has become my favourite labe nowadays. You can

hear and see that these guys really have fun at what their doing because of

the great attention to detail and quality not only in their music, but also

the REcordcovers and the Website are unsurpassed by any other label. If this

is not 10/10, I dont know what is.

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Guest kite flyer   
Guest kite flyer

maybe the best cd ever

buy it now!

its unbelivable

bom :)

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Guest [Anonymous]   
Guest [Anonymous]

Fucking Love this album

 

Nr 8 is so fucking NICE like hell when i put it on my 2x200 Watts ampifere and

turn up the Bass

. its sound like im heaven :)

 

9/10

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Guest O-live   
Guest O-live

Just listen Hi-fi Stomp Session and you will understand why this album is an

fucking emergency !

8,5/10 coz "If Ashtrays Could Talk " is a little boring but all other are

great progressive trance.

Here they're coming : Digital structure !!!

Listen Aiwaina with powerfull sound and close your eyes... very high level of

feeling !

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Guest kite flyer   
Guest kite flyer

need i say more ??

this is so fucking anbelivable

every track is a master piece!

pure art

bom :)

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Guest Zeitti   
Guest Zeitti

man, what a surprise :) i took freak51's advice, listened to the whole thing a

couple of times, and since then, the more i listen to it, the more i like it..

it's one of my current favourites!

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Guest www.mp3.com/ig   
Guest www.mp3.com/ig

You must be a retard if you REALLY like this shit. I listened to the whole cd 5

times now and its so shitty my ears starts to bleed every time i listen to it.

There is nothing innovative in minimal music, get your shit together ppl, dont

you see what you are doing to the REAL psychedelic scene? Don't support these

"i-wanted-to-make-psy-trance-but-it-was-too-hard-so-i-had-to-do-this-easier-and

-more-primitive-style-of-music" artists.

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Guest ArchNemesis   
Guest ArchNemesis

Son Kite delivers a good album, which is far from disappointing.... as always.

I just wish, they would do a dark only-album, and not those happy tunes. I

dont think Son Kite does the happy funky music so well as many others.

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Guest Mescalinium

I finally picked this up on vinyl (already had the Where's My Drum 12") and I'm

pretty much blown away. Its been said so many times before, but the

PRODUCTION! My god, the production is amazing. Every sound is so crisp, so

precise, so delicately layered it really boggles the mind. While different in

essence I find the execution of this album to be much like Headcleaner: all

the sounds and FX are just perfectly placed, every song evolves, transforms

and grooves, and the entire piece resonates with flow and continuity.

Certainly one of the best albums of 2001 so far. DIGITAL structures continues

to impress me. They're definately a solid #2 in my head (Spiral Trax is still

king, but with more releases like this, who knows?). As noted before, the

packaging is very informative and nicely presented, which I think should also

count for a lot. Overall 9/10

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Guest offlimits   
Guest offlimits

I dont like Son Kites music ("its just not my cup of tea"), but I will have to

give them respect just for making a high quality (well produced) album

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Guest [Anonymous]   
Guest [Anonymous]

WONDERFUL!!!

Yea this album is Super. Well produced and it got a great groove. Every track

is a perfection. Highlights are Hi Fi Stomp Session and (W)holy road in

monterrey. Buy it if you like swedish proggressive trance.

9/10

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Guest KoXiBoXi[at]hotmail[dot]com   
Guest KoXiBoXi[at]hotmail[dot]com

I just must say that i really love sonkites music

Keep i t up

 

/dIgItaL Ak KoXbOx

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Guest CrusadeR[at]TRANSMUTE.CO[dot]YU   
Guest CrusadeR[at]TRANSMUTE.CO[dot]YU

Great stuff.. really great.. amazing.. only track i disslike is.... ashtray

talk etc :)..

BUT EVERY OTHER TRACK IS AMAZING..

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Guest rx7style   
Guest rx7style

Baah, this album is alright. It's better than other minimal stuff I've heard,

but like others have said above, it really does sound empty. I like my head

to be filled with sound, and this just sounds like I'm viewing/listening from

a distance. The "exremums" in the tracks are still like the low points in

more full-on music, and it's just boring for me. The style is unique, and I

would say that Son Kite has done a great job of production and getting the

exact sound they want, but it's just not for me. If you like GOOD minimal,

pick up this album. If not, stay away.

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