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Posted 12 March 2000 - 12:00 PM

The Delta - Scizoeffective

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Artist: The Delta
Title: Scizoeffective
Label: D-Drum
Date: 2000

Track listing:

01. 07'26" Pop
02. 07'27" Travelling At The Speed Of Thought
03. 00'49" Intro
04. 10'37" Thing
05. 07'52" Delta Skelter
06. 08'12" As A Child I Could Walk On The Ceiling
07. 09'52" Supercell
08. 06'43" Dr Rayman
09. 06'58" Quiet And Still
10. 05'18" As A Child I Could Walk On The Ceiling (Dub)


This starts of very good with 'Pop' and 'Travelling at the speed of
thought'. This is a X-dream side project and especially
on the first track you can hear that. Second track is also cool (even if
there's electric guitars in it, *sigh). This track
is a nice dancefloor track, listen to it loud!!! The intro before the
guitars comes in is very cool. This whole album is
very dark much like X-dream : Radio, but something is missing.. you won't
get that feeling from the tracks as you get from
Radio.. I guess most of you heard "as a child i could walk on the ceiling"
.. and this is also a nice track.. but I think
many tracks on this album are similiar to each other.. Last four tracks are
actually not very good at all. Stick to X-dream
guys and release some well-produced stuff instead of this!!!! and please get
rid of the guitars!!! Rating: 5/10

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Posted 14 March 2000 - 12:00 PM

I don't have this album, but I have all their singles, and I value them above
and beyond all other tracks. These man are the cutting edge of German trance.

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Posted 15 March 2000 - 12:00 PM

Not bad, but not a keeper. Rip a few tracks and sell it back. Waaaay too much
bass in the production; requires about $2500 of stereo to make it sound at all

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Posted 15 March 2000 - 12:00 PM

The Delta, COP and X-Dream (as Freak51 mentitoned) require big speakers or good
headphones and lots of patience. This is a very good and mature album from
Marcus Maichel, its dark and experimental. I know many if you will want to
hang me for saying this but Marcus experiment with classical music sounds a
lot better than those from the Infected guys, just listen carefully to THING.
POP, QUIET And STILL and DELTA SKELTER are also top moments. The rest is very
enjoyable. If you like X-Dream (Well, Who doesn't?) you'll get a smile on
your face. 8.5/10

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Posted 22 March 2000 - 12:00 PM

Thing is amaaazing

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Posted 01 April 2000 - 11:00 AM

Somewhat inconsistent, with some stomrming tracks and some yawners as well.
Even so, "Delta Skelter" has been a personal fave for so long that I can't
complain. If nothing else, it's great to see efforts made to experiment beyond
the X-Dream sound (not that it really needs much improvement). Oh, and just to
add my $.02 to Freak 51's "suggestion," ripping music and selling it back is
nothing short of stealing from the artists you claim to admire...let musicians
make a living.

#7 freak51


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Posted 03 April 2000 - 11:00 AM

Ktaadn, once I buy the original, and the artist gets his/her/their cut, who the
Hell are you to say what I should do with the plastic? Furthermore, I make
the title available to someone else, who gets turned onto psytrance, and they
buy more stuff new - over the Web. Perhaps you might live in an area where
you can just go to a store and find such discs (I can't even imagine such a
world - but at least I'm aware of my limited world-view). Where I live, one
cannot buy trance. The chains pretty much dictate what the top 40 will be
because that's what they're carrying this month. There are a few independents
carrying Bill Laswell creations, but trance is just not on the radar.
Everyone just adores house and hip-hop though ... shudder. ObReview:
scHizoeffective - or is it really spelled scizoeffective in German (doubt it:
I don't think they use silent e's like in English)? Pop gets better and
better the more you listen to it.

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Posted 06 April 2000 - 11:00 AM


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Posted 11 April 2000 - 11:00 AM

This album was never going to be shit. It was a low risk purchase for me
because it's one half of X-Dream's side project, which should be enough reason really
for anyone into bangin' psy-trance to show some interest. As opposed to the
other half of X-Dream's side project (Children Of Paradise.) and his 'Urban Alien' album,
'Scizoeffective' (as the cover might suggest) is a much darker, nighttime and
perhaps even for some a more claustrophobic affair. When it's good, it's
fantastic and includes the classic singles 'As a child..' And 'Travelling...'
that have already been released before. Other tracks like 'Pop', 'Thing' And
'Delta Skelter' offer more takes and twists in the same menacing vain, but
all find a place easily on a good nighttime dancefloor. My only problem is that
it sometimes sounds a little bit similar and if you've got their 12" tracks
it then I'd maybe give it a listen first. Maybe it's just me but I prefered the
original X-Dream sound much more over this take on it in ! general. I realise
it's not them of course and it's good to try different things both for the
artist and the whole trance scene, but at times it sounds like he's trying to
exorcise some sort of troublesome techno demon....graveyard trance anybody? If
he is doing that then hopefully most of the menacing darkness will be out of
system by the time he contributes to the next 'Rough And Rush' production. Not
an album you'd probably want to listen to from start to finish but it's tasty
enough though and I'd recommend it to most..8/10

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Posted 12 April 2000 - 11:00 AM

All I can say is that this is dope 10/10. What else can I say.

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Posted 26 April 2000 - 11:00 AM

Some tracks sounds like a soundtracks for horror movie !
I love old tracks by Delta more than new... its a 'As A Child I Could Walk On
The Ceiling ' and 'Travelling At The Speed Of Thought '

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Posted 12 May 2000 - 11:00 AM

The song "Pop" is 10/10!!! and "Thing" is 9/10.

This album makes me happy (even though it's very dark), I can smile during the
whole album..
One of the best albums in 1999. No doubt.
I LOVE IT! 9/10

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Posted 19 May 2000 - 11:00 AM

Great album !! close to x-dream style
Only hits !! "thing" is the big part of the record but the others are also
masterpieces (7 and 9 are e little weak but when you hear the rest !!!!)
Very dark .......9/10

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Posted 06 June 2000 - 11:00 AM

yeah this rocks....dark and heavy sounds ripping through you're mind
......mmmmmmmm love it....definatly no easy listning (ap) psychadelics....

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Posted 09 June 2000 - 11:00 AM

Il est clair qu'un systeme sonore de haut niveau est necessaire pour profiter
pleinement de toutes les "subtilités" de l'album. Les lignes de basses sont en
effet MONSTRUEUSEMENT saturées et flangées ce qui pour effet d'affoler
inconsidérement vos pauvres boomers. Artistiquement, le côté dark et
minimaliste séduit sur les premières plages (POP notamment...) puis commence à
devenir un peu lourdingue à force pour finir par devenir carrement chiant sur
la fin (Quiet And Still, exercice faussement ambient à balle dix...). Mais il
y'a incontestablement de l'idée et une volonté de sortir des clichés
habituellement rencontrés. Il reste à affiner un peu les prods' (quelques
mélodies et moins d'FX???) et à diminuer l'infra-baaaaaasses. Sinon, vous avez
remarquer le nombres de samples provenant de trailers T.H.X (DREAM???) And
D.T.S??? THE AUDIENCE IS LISTENING, elle à pas le choix...

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Posted 18 June 2000 - 11:00 AM

spooky! =) graveyard-trance to raise the dead. "as a child..." and
"travelling..." are classics, "pop" and "the thing" are mindblowing, and
"delta skelter" is also great. the last 4 tracks are pretty boring, but 1-6
are amazing! this is x-dream with a twist: more straight-forward, in-yer-face
sound, yet in some parts more deep. not like c.o.p., which sounds more
plastic, this is more raw and hard-hitting power. by listening to delta
(marcus' side -project) and c.o.p. (jan's side project)you can see how these 2
pieces fit together to form the x-dream sound ("radio"-era and after). a must
for all x-fans!

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Posted 28 July 2000 - 11:00 AM

Very nice. Very strong start there with "Pop"... "Thing" is also great... as is
"delta killer"...
All and all, nice cd...

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Posted 31 July 2000 - 11:00 AM

I'd like to revise my opinion. This one has grown on me. The more you play
it, the better it keeps giving and giving. Especially when you lay it next to
pretty close to any other attempts at the Dark Side of Trance (Cydonia, Tim
Schuldt, some Israelis). I'm glad I kept it after all, looks like skanov had
it right all along.

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Posted 24 August 2000 - 11:00 AM

well... very good stuff...xdream stikes again...

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Posted 30 September 2000 - 11:00 AM

This is some of the most intense, dark, and mind bending music I have ever
heard. Definitely a departure from the X-dream sound. Personally I thought
only Xenomorph was capable of releasing horror trance tracks without being
cheesy. Glad to be proven wrong. I was kind of disappointed that the CD
version of Thing was not included on the vinyl single.I give it a 7 only
because of tracks 7-10.

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