I must admit that
Ive never been a big techno/house enthousiast. The
relentless boom boom boom boom has always been a bit to
simple for my taste, so I tended to delve more into the
intricate rhythms of hip hop, drum and bass and funk,
to name a few.
Well, this album starts with the most simple drum pattern
ever. Luckily, as in most of the tracks on this album,
the skeletal rhythm serves as a foundation for complex,
varied textures that makes them very enjoyable.
Main man behind Transllusion is one James Stinson, whos
one half of electro duo Drexcyia. He says this music serves
as a journey through his mind that will help listeners
to change their outlook towards life. The only information
on the cover reads: this production was a Dimensional
Waves Transmission. special thanks to God, for allowing
us to be able to transmit sound waves into your cranium
receptor units. firstname.lastname@example.org.
That may seem a bit pretentious, if not to say hippy-dippy,
but the music is linear, cold and futuristic.
All tracks sound 100 % synthetic,
there isn't a natural sound in sight. Even when vocals
are used, as in standout track Do You Want To Get Down,
they're so thoroughly processed that they they don't add
Other great tracks include
Unordinary Realities, which manages to wrangle
a dreamy soundscape from what initially sounds like a
machine thats stuck; the subdued and melodic Dimensional
Glide and Negative Flash, which could almost
be experimental hip hop.
There are no weak tracks and lots of great ones which
make this extravagant record a rewarding listen.
trying to pick a favorite
Do You Want To Get Down? [vocal de void].
A track which, for once, really sounds like the future.
Just two soothing tones with all kinds of different
frantic noises going on at the same time. A must-hear.