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Denial & Error [Last Possible Solution]

Rah
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Posted : Jul 24, 2006 09:17
Compilation: Denial & Error
Label: Last Possible Solution
Web: http://www.lastpossiblesolution.com/
CAT: LPSCD005
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1. NRS - Mind Controlled People [126]
2. Serious Porn Collector - Suspected Device [130]
3. Icebreaker - Blue Ice [144]
4. Bolt vs. Alliance of Calgon - Dum Nation [145]
5. NRS vs. Tenzing - Blank Remix [144]
6. Ram - Ram Jam [142]
7. Registered User - Licensed Liars [146]
8. NRS - Dark Deeds [148]
9. NRS - Vengeance [148]

If you add the time up it hasn’t been more than two years since Last Possible Solution started delivering material (not counting the Ambivalent years), all the way from the foggy island of fish & chips with squad parties as side-dish. These events are primarily found in the confines of large abandoned compounds decayed with dirt, blank stares and never-ending winters spawning a basic human need to find warmth. Or in the least, a valid retreat from the impending cold by sinking deeper under the brick and mortar walls, searching of something-like solace in the welcoming smiles of grinny strangers dancing under the technoid and insistent ‘thunk’ of straight-jacked music. Either that or home-made DnB, but we won’t get into that. Underneath, the Last Possible Solution has always been about acid house-ridden old school vibes, charged with endemic build ups and fat rhythms sunk in their own minimalism, armed with the pounding of sharp kicks and playful bass patterns. To the side there is always a funky aspect, but is so well played off it just mixes transparently as a dance-friendly additive.

NRS uncorks the bottle with “Mind Controlled People.” relaxing the pace with voice samples that slide off the burdened beats with ominous pads hinting at the progressive circles more than anything else. On that note, he continues with Serious Porn Collector that had the debut album last year, User. The sound hasn’t changed much in “Suspect Device” from the familiar sound bank, but it’s a new tune altogether and a good one at that. The grooves build and the tension keeps on the high-rise. For the fans of harsher material this first couple of chapters might go a little sluggish, but it stands as an alternative road to explore new ideas without drifting too far from Paul’s sound.

Icebreaker (Tenzing & some chap called Green Refah) returns once again like is tradition in the LPS compilations, setting the pace at cruising altitude with very positive results in “Blue Ice”. The kicks at this point are assaulting with samples that sprout bits of trombone action in a very energetic way, as it could be presumed by the playful bass and sweeping filters. This is pure dance-floor racket, I love it.

If the number of times each track has been played in my system is anything guide us by “Dum Nation” (repeat thrice), is probably my favorite deviation of the lot. Bolt (Tenz) accompanied by Alliance of Calgon (J.Krotch) start off with a eerie surroundings before it takes off in static beats with the perfect drive for a 3am, packed-to-the-door venue that can’t stand still. Screams come in later with bubbly voices before the lines start pouring down. It gets sreetchy in ways I’m not particularly pleased with later on, but it’s still one hell of a track.

Tenz joins Black in “Blank RMX” to continue from where our friends in the land of Tolkien left off with their alliance. This is pretty standard LPS fodder: fast rhythms, sudden bass changes breaking on 16th’s and those infamous grating lines, pitching some funky groove before the sweep builds it all to hell. This is exclusively out-and-about material and well coordinated it is. I mean that’s why we hear this kind of stuff anyway. As a side note I love those chants they use at the beginning and at end, wishing some more of that would have been used in the actual tune.

Things heat up to near melting point with the only appearance of Yod Onsen (Scorb) and Lek’s input (NRS) in the RAM confabulation. “Ram Jam” Is the highlight of the night with a solid ramble of seven minutes, displaying a hypnotic brain job that phases out time in a humming mechanical vibe and robot speak before the voice announces “Let’s go”. It’s at that point the lines start dripping and building with fake teasers before they truly let it trash. If this doesn’t get them dancing, nothing will.

Registered User (Guf Purstaad) was one of my stand outs from last year’s Symptom’s of Compliance leaving a lasting impression. Naturally, I was eagerly waiting for more of that minimal madness to shake a leg and “Licensed Liars” is exactly that. The improvement from “LAN” needs to be recognized, especially in the details, it doesn’t feel as bare. There’s a lot more sculpting and chiseling going into the music since we last heard, and as you might guess that’s always positive. It still needs something –I’m not sure what- but I like it.

The saga closes with NRS in his last two strikes: “Dark Deeds” starts building quite early, arriving to a sudden plateau where the voice “It’s what she wants”, allows the catchy theme to slip in. Like in any good rollercoaster there is a sharp build up later while the rest is reserved for lengthy transitions. Very intense, without forgetting it’s supposed to be good for a laugh as well. “Vengeance” is currently the most appropriate way to get even with neighbors over a noise complaint. I’m speaking out of experience here. By far the most upfront offering of the compilation from Mr. Black, throwing in all those epic moments and good techno bits in between that should go well together with say… Electrypnose in one of his industrial-sized mechanical fits.

In my view you can’t take this stuff too seriously unless the intention is doing some brainless dancing for a while, since it can get humdrum with the passing of tracks. Even if the order and general pace has been so well orchestrated. If you can’t stand big menacing rhythms with techno-based structures, it could go like nails on blackboard. At the end though, this whole situation is designed to keep you going even the magic has faded and all that remains is that basic drive to keep your legs moving, or in the least to stay awake. It is by then you secretly wait for that glorious moment when is finally time to retreat home, savouring those last specks of green you have been dutifully saving for an emergency dawn situation - much like this one. At some point before the slumber drags it all away, the recurring insight you are living in this never-ending cycle of Denial & Error strikes home. You can quit anytime, that’s certain. The real question is - are you having too much fun to make it stop altogether?
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squirm
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Posted : Jul 24, 2006 11:27
nice review . thought the compilation was alright. did not really like the slower tracks too much though. just out of curiosity i was under the impression that paul (nrs) is also serious porn collector, registered user as well as alliance of calgon. pardon me if im wrong but would appreciate it someone would help me clear that out. anyways really liked ram jam, and blank rmx . but in retrospect i think the last compilation from lps - symptoms of compliance - was a lot better than this one.           www.soundcloud.com/ishikawa
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Mat N
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Posted : Jul 24, 2006 12:04
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On 2006-07-24 11:27, squirm wrote:
nice review . thought the compilation was alright. did not really like the slower tracks too much though. just out of curiosity i was under the impression that paul (nrs) is also serious porn collector, registered user as well as alliance of calgon. pardon me if im wrong but would appreciate it someone would help me clear that out. anyways really liked ram jam, and blank rmx . but in retrospect i think the last compilation from lps - symptoms of compliance - was a lot better than this one.




i also think symptoms of compliance was better. and Paul Wright is NRS and SPC.
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Posted : Jul 24, 2006 16:14
This was a pretty decent CD, but I did think that Symptoms of Compliance was better as well. I was pretty dissappointed with the SPC track, Suspected Device. I liked his stuff a lot better on his full length, User. The tracks I did like on here are 3(!), 4(!), 5, 6(!) & 8.           http://www.psylicious.com
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Posted : Jul 24, 2006 20:46
Im gonna be honest... the best track (for me) is the Blue Ice from Icebreaker I dont really like the others...
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Posted : Jul 25, 2006 12:57
Another GREAT CD!!



I made sure i got it the day it was released.

We had the pleasure of seeing Paul and Ady perform in South Africa recently and i (and MANY MANY others) had the bestest time ever.

From their music.....to their attitudes....to their funny faces will whipping us with killer grooves.

Back to the CD......

'Blank' is an old favourite of mine, so was really interested to hear the RMX.

'Vengeance' has been getting the dancefloor moshing as well as 'Dark Deeds".

Last but not least, RAM JAM.

I have not heard a RAM track that i do not like.

I sure hope they keep it that way!

Scorb and NRS are both great in their own right....but together.....damn!!

Way to go guys!


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Posted : Jul 25, 2006 12:59
HEHEHHE.....i think you are onto Paul there Squirm....

the man of many names!

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Posted : Jul 26, 2006 08:32
ah, finally someone has reviewed it...

nice review btw

d&e is definitely LPS stuff and i like it as always
but even i have the feeling some tracks are overdone. i also prefer "va - symptoms of compliance"
nevertheless the production quality is high end
and i play some tracks of it in my sets.

best tracks for me:
-icebreaker - blue ice (10/10 what a masterpiece of subtle pressure)
-NRS vs tenzing - blank rmx (8/10 phat grooving and it never stops)
-NRS - vengeance (9/10 creepy, funny, hard and nasty )

i also think the latest ambivalent release
http://forum.isratrance.com/viewtopic.php/topic/88827/forum/41/start/0
is the exact opposite of this one

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