abasio Posted May 16, 2006 Share Posted May 16, 2006 Tripswitch Circuit Breaker Released on Liquid Sound Design Released April 2005 1 Exiled (Manta Mix) (9:10) 2 Shamanic Tea (7:06) 3 Indigo (8:39) 4 Roll Your Own (6:39) 5 Tachyon (2:37) 6 Cartwheel (6:04) 7 Silver (Robot Baby Mix) (8:06) 8 Tomahna (5:33) 9 Viscous (7:14) 10 Deer Park (10:21) This is a Fantastic album. The production for me is sublime and a lot of the ideas are out of this world. It kicks off with Exiled (Mantra Mix), The original is on Butterfy Dawn but this is better. It is a nice spacey dubby track. Some really nice percussion work (by gaudi) and ethnic vocals although I'm not sure where they're from. The track stops and starts creating a slightly disjointed but still floaty (on water, not air) feel. Next up is Shamanic Tea which for me is one of the best on this album and one of the best chilled tracks made recently. The beat is slow a precise and the background synth work is so ethereally beautiful and there is a nice soft baseline under it. A tech-y melody leads into some of the nicest vocals I've heard ever. The timing of this track is superb, all the elements work well together and are brought in and dropped just when you think they should be. Indigo follows bringing us a more spacey feel. A sample starts off talking about the stars and what not and it sounds like it's taken from an early 80's TV documentary. Soft distorted vocals float around and then a really nice soft break beat comes in. Faster but still chilled synths drive the track and give a more sci-fi feel than the 1st two tracks. More vocals briefly at around 6 minutes push this forwards again. Great progression in this track. A nice Journey that comes full circle with the opening sample closing too. The fourth track is Roll Your Own and it starts with accoustic guitar in a very redneck hillbilly style. Behind it though are some ethereal sounds and the contrast sounds really trippy and spacey. A nice baseline comes in with some long drawn out beautiful vocals floating around a nice chimey melody and all the while the guitar sounds prevail in perfect harmony. Next up is a short track called Tachyon and it is basically just a sample from the movie K-Pax when the doctor is talking to the alien (guy who thinks he's an alien) about space travel at light speed on tachyons. The sample is echoed and there are spacey sounds surroundind it all. It's nice and it's a good transition into Cartwheel which builds up slow in the first minute or so with slow sounds and just a half quick but very soft high hat then introducing a very electronic sounding baseline and a (harmonica?) sound. Then an absolutely amazing beat comes in and takes the track and the album to a whole new level. It feels so involved and it's hard to concentrate on anything else while you're listening to it. The beats drops away and it leaves you with an empty space filled by the lovely sounds at the beginning. Good Stuff! Track 7 is Silver (Robot Baby Mix) and it sounds like a baby's voice at the start, but not the annoying scream of a little brat, it's quite a nice laughing sound used well. This is slow with a heavy beat. It all sounds nice with a cool atmosphere but it's slightly out of joint with itself and although it ambles along pleasantly it doesn't really go anywhere. The next track Tomahna is better, the progression of the track is clearer there are softer beats which sound a lot more involved in the track and fit better. Not particularly a stand out but it's pleasant in a very summery way even sounds like I can hear a seagull in there somewhere but you hear it then it's gone The penultimate composition here is Viscous. It's a very deep track and has the feeling of falling. It's slow and chilled to start but also feels like you are rushing. The soundscape is very dark too, the beat kicks in and it's really driving this one fast, it's the fastest on the album and would fit quite well into a progressive set. Great atmosphere, dark but melodic and although it's faster it fits in very well with the rest of the album. Ultimately (and this is ULTIMATE) is Deer Park. This, is one of the best chilled tracks made in my humble opinion. It's starts of with some wierd fantastical conversation then drifts into slow beautiful vocals and slow accoustic sounds which create a warm atmosphere and you can tell it's building to something. Around 5 and a half minutes a slow soft beat comes in and it just sounds so beautiful and well timed, this leads into a more involved beat and more tech-y sounds buzz about along with slow dropping synths. The beat drops away then builds up again until it just drops in around 8 and a half minutes with a heavier beat and a really complex technical melody. This track for me is one of the most brilliantly produced tracks I've ever heard. The progression is sublime, the timing is great, the sounds are crisp and the ideas make you want to listen to it again and again. So to sum up. Buy this album, it's absolutely brilliant. There are some less inspired moments but the inspired moments are absolutely spectacular. The atmospheres created work well almost anytime. Pre party, post party on a hot summer's day or while chilling out at night. If you are a fan of Liquid Sound Design then I'm sure you'll like this. It's even better than the Abakus album. Favourites: 1, 2, 4, 6 & 10!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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