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Artist: Globular

Title: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Label: Gliese 518C & Omnitropic

Date: March, 2012

 

1 - Feeding Back Forwards
2 - A Singular Synergy
3 - Subversion
4 - This, Here, Now
5 - The Loon
6 - A Highly Sprung Spring
7 - To The Other Side Of Fractal Phase Space
8 - From Mind, There Spills Forth Light
Ektoplazm is a great resource for discovering new music. No matter what you're into (and I would keep what you're into locked away...you nasty). This is Morrison Bennett with his full length debut and it's a treat to be sure. Like Dub? Well come on over f*cknut! Like slow grooves? Don't just stand there with a confused look on your face! Real world instruments can be found here with ethnic (is that politically correct or did I just offend a hemisphere) melodies aplenty. It's like walking through a crowded Indian bazaar without the smell.
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Don't touch me.
Funny that an Englishman can get what I perceive to be the Indian essence right. What's that? Oh, really...for that long.
He loves long tracks and intros which is great because details are a strong point of this album. A Singular Synergy made me feel like I was amongst African tribesmen (f*ck did I get off on the wrong continent?) He also likes layers so there is plenty to pick through. Of course I prefer to listen to all my music with headphones sos I can isolate all the wonderful sounds, but also because I live in the South. Blast the foreign language chanting and singing at high volume and you run the risk of the redneck brigade stringing you up and complaining you're what's wrong with 'Merica.
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yes this happens.
Subversion has a water theme and you might as well put a Jamaican with a bong right next to me.
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No f*cking way. Anoebis? What the hell are you doing at Paul Mitchell? Dubby reggae in style it's smooth and "Hey are you gonna pass that over or what you unemployed motherf*cker?!? Yeah, Irie, mon."
How do you not bob your head to This, Here, Now? "Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks or umberellas in the mix"...surely this was his intention.
The Loon is a series of jumbled sounds and voices thrown in a food chopper over a dubby beat, but still has that ethnic shine. It moves very slowly making it seem twice as long as it is.
A Highly Sprung Spring is very psychedelic with more manipulation of Indian song. Like a third world auto tune.
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"Girls back in 45 minutes!"
An Indian pimp? Score. I'll stop making fun of you when you stop gang raping women (pssst...no I won't)
And the rest is more of the same. The drawback to having a series of long, lush tracks in the same style is that it can be laborious to get through the entire album. And it is. Maybe a series of EP's would've been better. Ironic since there is such a relaxed vibe throughout. Mostly. But it can be tough so I recommend carving out some time to give it the attention it deserves.
Mdk

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ptn    16

 

The drawback to having a series of long, lush tracks in the same style is that it can be laborious to get through the entire album. And it is.

 

Well, to each his own - I liked it A LOT.

 

Sometimes you just want to buy a consistent album, without all those multigenered tunes one after another. Most of full-on, progressive or goatrance LPs (not counting obligatiory chillout tune at the end of course ;)) have this kind of structure and we often expect to be like this. Has anyone asked Bob Marley to cut the reggae phase on his next album ;)?

 

To me every track on this release flows in the neighbourhood of the others, but at the same time each has a different approach, so we can't confuse them.

 

If anyone of You like (mostly) positive twisted dub, than testing Globular should be on the next 'to-do' list. 8-9/10.

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IronSun    47

 

Well, to each his own - I liked it A LOT.

 

Sometimes you just want to buy a consistent album, without all those multigenered tunes one after another. Most of full-on, progressive or goatrance LPs (not counting obligatiory chillout tune at the end of course ;)) have this kind of structure and we often expect to be like this. Has anyone asked Bob Marley to cut the reggae phase on his next album ;)?

 

To me every track on this release flows in the neighbourhood of the others, but at the same time each has a different approach, so we can't confuse them.

 

If anyone of You like (mostly) positive twisted dub, than testing Globular should be on the next 'to-do' list. 8-9/10.

 

I feel the same way. It's a fantastic album and considering it is totally free everyone who has even the smallest of interest in psychedelic downtempo/dub owes it to him or herself to listen to this.

 

One of the best releases over at Ektoplazm.

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Padmapani    424

One of the best releases over at Ektoplazm.

definitely.

 

sometimes there's a bit too much singing for my taste, but the rest is innovative, relaxing, mysterious but still intense and psychedelic psydub. and all that with excellent production quality.

my favourite is "to the other side of fractal phase space". that one imho is a masterpiece that even ott can learn something from. the groovy beat massages you while you sit on the couch while the interplay of melodies and the fx tickle your synapses and the floating bluish-purple vibe sucks you right in.

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ptn    16

Also check His EPs available on Ektoplazm...

 

...and if You're hungry for more, here's the newest LP called 'Magnitudes Of Order', a bit more (is it even possible?) twisted, bass added here and there, but the great vibe is still present. Definately worth checking out, because this guy doesn't let go that easy ;).

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Padmapani    424

Also check His EPs available on Ektoplazm...

 

...and if You're hungry for more, here's the newest LP called 'Magnitudes Of Order', a bit more (is it even possible?) twisted, bass added here and there, but the great vibe is still present. Definately worth checking out, because this guy doesn't let go that easy ;).

nice! i didn't know there was more :)

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Bill    85

10/10 - love it! Ektoplazm has released many amazing pieces of work but it is almost a golden era of down tempo for them when they released Radioactive Sandwich's "Mirage," Easily Embarrassed's "Tales Of The Coin Spinner" and this album.

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