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Etic - Feedback (Trancelucent Pro / June 2005)

DeathPosture
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Posted : Aug 8, 2005 18:15
Etic - Feedback

Cover: http://tinyurl.com/bdcxu (front) + http://tinyurl.com/bq49g (back)

Artist: Etic (Israel)
Title: Feedback
Format: CD (jewel case)
Label: Trancelucent Productions (Israel)
Cat. #: TPCDIL-013
Distribution: Boa Distribution
Date: June 2005

Track listing:

01. 07’10” Got My Senses Back
02. 07’54” Wishes
03. 07’54” Last Tune
04. 07’25” Electrical Inspiration
05. 07’32” Untitled Yet
06. 08’29” Miscommunication
07. 08’08” Aspects Of Music
08. 08’12” Feedback
09. 07’43” Late Echoes Of Goa
10. 07’23” R U Cool

.m3u-playlist: http://tinyurl.com/d3tky (all tracks!)

Review:

Hybrid grooves pt. II

Trancelucent Productions from Israel is out with their 13th release – this time the second album by Israeli producer Etay Harari who really took me by surprise with his very nice debut album Touch Ups released in 2004… That album was a groovy hybrid of smooth progressive trance and full-on’ish nite-music… So yeah, I’m looking forward to find out what Etay has cooked up for us this time…

Let me take you thru the tracks…

#01: Got My Senses Back [138 BPM]
We’re two seconds into the intro and already the groove is dripping down the walls… Oh yes, this is exactly what I like about Etic’s sound – a deep, phat, progressive rhythm section riddled with melodic elements… I’m a sucker for the infamous reverb-effect, and Etay uses that very wisely here… The breaks are very well executed too… The Reservoir Dogs samples aren’t too original, but they bring humour into the mix… All in all, this is a nice track – kinda laid back, but very bouncy at the same time… Tasty!

#02: Wishes [140 BPM]
Another hybrid between progressive and melodic here… We start out with rhythm-driven intro with some ahh-ahh female vocals – and long, organic, melodic pads in the background to set the mood… The main attraction here is the beautiful joint venture between kick and melody – they go hand in hand beautifully… And damn, that rhythm section is so fucking crisp here… Another gorgeous melody is introduced halfway through – it all sounds very fine and dandy, but I’m afraid it gets just a little too clubby for my taste… Just a little though – this is still a fine track…

#03: Last Tune [138 BPM]
We’re leaning more towards the progressive side now… The kicks are harder and the rhythms are less well-polished… But, it’s still very much Etic, so the melodic pads are still very much present in the background… Oh yes, this is smooth, funky progressive trance with a melodic lead… Perfect for the dancefloor – this would fit in perfectly in most progressive sets… Very nice!

#04: Electrical Inspiration [140 BPM]
“No, I’m a true believer that we must go back to those original inspirations…” And we’re digging even deeper into smooth progressive trance now – with the ever-so-important melodic leads to carry us through to enlightenment… Again this is soaked in reverb – add a tribal rhythm section to the mix and we’ve got another winner… A trademark Etic track – in all its glory!

#05: Untitled Yet [140 BPM]
The intro is comprised of undecipherable, cut-up voice samples revolving around a blunt kick… But after a while the real kick is introduced – a bit faster now, and more night-time friendly… Sadly this track also lacks a little soul and doesn’t really do as much for me as most of the previous ones did… Good, but not great…

#06: Miscommunication [141 BPM]
Well, I guess it was inevitable – after all, this is Etic from Israel… Whilst the previous tracks were mostly progressive trance, this is leaning more towards full-blown full-on… The energy level has been increased, the kick is stiff, the voice samples are heavily vocoded and the break is very full-on’ish in nature… For sure not the worst full-on I’ve heard – but I still prefer Etay’s progressive stuff over this…

#07: Aspects Of Music [140 BPM]
We continue down a side path here – but this is much better… We’re leaning back towards rich, deep progressive trance – with full-on elements… This is like the perfect hybrid – and yeah, combining two important aspects of music… Ultra-smooth and funky – but still with enough pace to keep the dancefloor muppets rocking… Look out for the long, thrilling break here – drop that on the dancefloor and watch the crowd go ballistic… What a brilliant track!

#08: Feedback [138 BPM]
On this title track we’re back on progressive soil… Another Etic trademark use of the reverb-feedback effect – beautifully executed… Tension is building throughout this track which will work great both as home listening and on the trancefloor… Just listen to high-pitched guitar-feedback – rock n roooooll! Yeah – this is what it’s all about… Phat, groovy and very, very funky… Kick-ass track!

#09: Late Echoes Of Goa
Etay spent a lot of time in Goa since his last album and I guess this is him paying homage… This is a downtempo track though – with Etay’s distinct sound… Yeah, you can hear elements from the rest of the album here – stripped down and chilled out… I like the last half of this track the best – very nice downtempo stuff…

#10: R U Cool [138 BPM]
Why this last ‘bonus-track’is placed after the previous downbeat track is beyond me… Anyway, this is the odd-ball track – just as the last track on Touch Ups, this is Etay goofing around his studio… We start out with an evil laugh from hell and soon we’re introduced to an unusual rhythm-section – breakz and cut-up beats… Jungle with psy-elements… More samples from Reservoir Dogs and we even get the Etay reverb bit again… A nice track for sure, but I think I would have preferred another progressive track over this experimental tune… Oh, and watch out for the hidden blurb hiding 1’30 minutes after the music stops…Freaky!

While Touch Ups was a very big, positive surprise to me, with Feedback I kinda knew what to expect… And my expectations were higher accordingly… I’m happy to say, that for the most part, they were met… This is a good album – and the best thing Trancelucent has released since the Misted Muppet album last year… With only a couple of exceptions, I like most tracks here… Etay masters both progressive and full-on, but obviously I like the progressive efforts the best – and by the volume of output, it seems Etay likes progressive the best too – and he’s not forgetting his Israeli heritage…

I see it as a very mature album – bereft of the most obvious pitfalls and Etay really manages to put a melodic spin on progressive trance – and for the most part, he creates one fine hybrid after the other… Well done! There seems to be a general consensus about the cover-art being really cool here – but I have to disagree… The color-scheme is ok, but those digital chicks with sun-glasses? Come on!? Anyway, don’t let the cover fool you – this is high-quality tunage… Recommended to fans of groovy, progressive trance with rich melodic influences… Enjoy!

Favourites: 1(!), 3, 4, 7(!), 8(!)

DeathPosture


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Le Lotus Bleu
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Posted : Aug 10, 2005 11:33
I find that Etic has really improved his production skills since Touch Ups.
The sound has evoluated more groovy-full on (like some Com.pact & moonstone stuffs) instead of pure groove.
The cover too has benefited of a decent cover compared to his first album.

Otherwise, the music results pleasant to listen, but with nothing special that makes you say 'Whaou!", nothing brainblasting or revolutionary.

All the tracks are enjoyable, i don't have special favorites on Feedback.

6,5/10
Psygirl®
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Posted : Aug 13, 2005 20:14
After one year, Etic stomps us with another great album. The album is filled with psygressive tunes that'll kill your legs. Alot of good tracks (I can't sit still while listening ), nicely used samples and as the rhino said, we like surprises. Funny one!
Nice cover, nice work.
Keep 'em coming!           Live for the journey, not the destination.
-Abatwa-
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Posted : Aug 14, 2005 02:16
this album really started to grow on me. I think theres a definete progression from the first album. smooth stuff           `Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules, which are repeated without end` Mandelbrot
woutski
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Posted : Aug 14, 2005 22:59
Didn't grab my attention much untill i heard some tracks in full glory on a big soundsystem. Really good album. Perfect outdoor music, trancey and smooth! Keep it up mate and hopefully cya soon!
electroporn


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Posted : Aug 17, 2005 04:07
Resevoir Dogs !!!
That's what i was 4got !!!
f' good movie and nice samples !

DeathPosture !!! come on ..... this chick is for real !
its not a only sex cover....it's a real photo of a girl...in a corridor that looks like a mental hospital one !! its a pure art thing and i dont think that its sex all about it !

anyway ..... i f' love this Album and the man behind it !



gula k

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Posted : Aug 22, 2005 23:14
Fine album ,Refreshing sound
Very brave of you Etic to bring an album that is hardly influenced by the local style and keep at it!
it showes very good thechnical skils.
I love the treks I can play them anywhere a party ride in a care and at home with friends. There are not many albums that would fit like that!!!!!!!
Recommended very much to get and put in your Buy cd collection!!!
Fraktadelik


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Posted : Aug 24, 2005 00:28
Excellent album Mr.Etic...driving rythms, happy stories. I listen to it again and again....Congratulations, it´s a quality album.           See you on the Trancefloor!!
quantum
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Posted : Aug 24, 2005 07:03
Cooooooool album Etai - Etic !!!!
The first album was good, this one is even better, cool groove and melodies, nice to listen in the car, in the party, at home...
The best album from trancelucent so far.
My favorites are 2,4,8 and 9.
Good refreshing progressive style from Tel aviv.
guy cohen
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Posted : Aug 29, 2005 01:45
Feedback album tested in many dance floors and pass the test successfuly !
Almost three months after the offical release date and the cd is still on my cd-player...good music stay for-ever.
plazma music
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Posted : Sep 4, 2005 15:30
very good albom !
good luck itay with this one.
kukan-dub-lagan/ItaiTaiko
kukan-dub-lagan/ItaiTaiko

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Posted : Sep 4, 2005 23:34
nice album and nice build up
good stuff itai--cheers mon           Check out my music page - free music , new style and more :)
MercuryFall
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Posted : Sep 7, 2005 11:18
I started my set this week-end with the track WISHES turned up to 143 BPM and it stomped allright

Overall, it doesnt compare with Touch-Up! It's another league!

Overall, a great smooth release ranging from groovy to more dimensional with a definitive proggy vibe about it, with the exception of MISCOMMUNICATION which is the most psychedelic full-onish track on the album.

Congratulations Etay, a great follow-up!

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Nathan
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Posted : Sep 15, 2005 18:37
GooD music. Gr8 sound!
          -=The Meaning Of Life Is To Give Life A Meaning=
Fraktadelik


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Posted : Sep 16, 2005 00:21
I am more than happy to see taht everybody agrees this is a SUPERB album....Last night I was with my sisters who are in their late 30's and 40's and all my nephews and nieces in the backyard pool....I played the Feedback album wich is my favorite these days and THEY ALL STARTED DANCING!!! I felt so happy as my family has nothing to do with the trance scene at all...and they could not stop dancing...They all said: "Hey uncle Willy show us how to dance this cool music". What else can I say to praise your album Etay?. I will vote so this will be the album of the year!!!. Warm regards from Cancun, Mexico.
          See you on the Trancefloor!!
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