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Frogacult-Something for Sundays (Iboga rcs)

movek
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Posted : Dec 7, 2004 06:23
this saturday we enjoyed froqacult live here at thessaloniki
awesome live amazing sounds!
after the live act one guy of them spread
some cds of their new work,I took one
I can't stop listen to it since then!
Incredable job I can only compare it with antix lull album

1.No Rush
A great opening track,no rush as it should be for lazy sundays ,groovy deep track


2.All seasons
The most known track (because of the remixes)
Closer to frogacult's pure style,stronger bassline,faster beat,full of scary synths sounds.You can dance to it till you brake in two pieces

3.Back to the woods
Minimal sound,less progressive than the others,like their first tracks style.One of my favourites

4.The Black Mamba
A collaboration with Rene Nielsen of Beat Bizzare,who gave some of his madness at the track,one of the stronger tracks in this album

5.We Sell Shivas
another collaboration this time with a danish dj Jonas Hultman,it's a bit more on the progressive scale with leading synths

6.She Got The Dreamer's Disease

7.Cluntney Punch

8.That day in December

are the rest of the tracks

I haven't anything more to say I don't speak good english neither know the words to describe music

I just know that "something for sundays" is a master piece,frogacult guys made excellant work
keep up!           A = 3,1415926
furthur
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Posted : Dec 7, 2004 06:25
Not only for Sundays, though, will work well on Saturdays as well.           Load Universe into Cannon. Aim at Brain. Fire.

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Posted : Dec 7, 2004 08:04
....um if 'back to the woods' and 'the black mamba' are the stronger tracks of this album i think i will take my time listening to the others because these 2 so-called tracks are disappointing as hell. I mean they are nowhere near the quality of the single. 'We sell shiva's' looks good but i just wish you would have expressed more tracks. Owell guess i'll find out soon.
Animus
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Posted : Dec 7, 2004 12:24
not everybody understands what good music means!!
i like no rush very much and the others im still exploring because this is not some kind of music you understand and enjoy quickly you have to open your mind first hehehe...           Dj_Animus(Nectar Prod.PT)
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Posted : Dec 7, 2004 20:57
Well i listened plenty of times to these "strong" tracks. I know Frogacult's sound, and what they are capable of, and these 2 tracks are boring, and too repetitive. They have potential but they lack something...
movek
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Posted : Dec 7, 2004 22:58
'chinese wood'
'panda kiss'
some of frogacult's first sounds
well 'back to the woods' is similar to this style
pure minimale sound,less progressive
great fx job,lostful synths
you find a snare or tom to step on it at every corner of the track.

defintly 'she got the dreamers desease' is one of the best tracks of the album
But the whole work is complete,it starts from somewhere at it ends after a great journey to sounds and fellings

p.s.:maybe a musician can express his opinion better about the album,I'm just a listener          A = 3,1415926
Lauryn
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Posted : Dec 11, 2004 08:33
I know this was previously reviewed, but I thought it most definately deserved a full review...so here it is...

Frogacult
'Something For Sundays'
Iboga Records 2004

1. No Rush
2. All Seasons
3. The Black Mamba
4. Back to the Woods
5. We Sell Shivas
6. She's Got the Dreamer's Disease
7. Chutney Punch
8. That Day in December

The is the debut full length release from the Danish duo- Mikkel Calum and Casper Datai aka Frogacult. This release comes highly anticipated following many excellent releases on Iboga, ZMA, Sub Machine, Plusquam, Nervine, and Manta and features collaborations with Rene Nielson of Beat Bizarre and Jonas Hultman.

1. 'No Rush' -The opening track to the album, 'setting a mood for the listener' as the Frogs say in the liner notes, is a deep groovin opening track, perhaps the tightest production I have heard on a progressive album this year. The signature frogacult synths, some nice organic sounding percussion...low deep synths fade in and out...the track pauses for a breath and we hear
dogs barking in the distance...and then it slowly winds back up- no rush...and we're into the main groove, many different delayed synth sounds over lap....the fatter, darker sounds blending nicely with the lighter, brighter sounds....the sounds fade into a phone call between two girls (Lauren and Charlotte??)... before sliiiiiidinnnggg into the next track 9/10

2. 'All Seasons' - A mysterious opening....and I'm anticipating the groove...when it gently slams in, its the classic frogacult sound, strong steady bass, DEEP rumbling synth.......nice tribal rhythms....and a slow build, the hi-hat enters, the break, and we're left with the heavy bassline...this track is an example of what I like most of these guys- driving progressive trance that keeps you anticipating what is coming next, smooth synth stabs are intertwined with steady percussion, and at 4:16, perhaps one of the nicest transitions in a track i have heard in a while.... and we're back to the first mysterious melody...anticipating yet again the next 'season' ...the light mysterious melody and subtle samples remain constant while leading us through the different themes and melodies ...before finally finishing with a somber melody- 'control denied'. A well thought out true
progressive journey 10/10

3. 'The Black Mamba' - A collaboration with Rene of Beat Bizarre (another favorite of mine) so I'm immediately listening for some signature BB sounds...and am almost immediately satisfied- that deep rolling thick hypnotic melodies that are so
characteristic of much of the Bizarres' work...coupled with Frogacult's groove and percussion....we again hear this trippy stretched percussive sound (ah yes! Beat Bizarre strikes again!) and at 3:07 we are greeted with a classic frogacult melody...grooooovyyy...and we slide into a lower more pulsating synth in addition to this groove...and a higher pitch delayed synth answers....an abupt chord change up at 6:02 and we're back into a more minimal groove....and are treated to some nice stretched out samples....some nice twisted psychedelic sounds add to the mix and give a different feel to the second half of the track...I'm listening for that great melody from the first half of the track to come back into the mix....and the track fades away... 10/10 for the best collaboration of the year!!!!!! ....8/10 overall for the track because that melody i liked so much at 3:07 never came back into the mix!

4. 'Back to the Woods' - A nice relaxing feel to the opening section of this track...a nice low rolling synth....and a slow sweeping build....a nice free sound to this track...much like an afternoon in the woods...and a break...and the synth lines over
lap and build...until we're into a groove much more laid back than I initially expected...some nice organic percussion...nice psychedelic sounds....and I love this sample 'ribbit??' and at 3:05, a classic Frogacult melody satisfies me..reminiscent of their earlier tracks, yet much more full and filled out.....a break beat adds a nice flavor to the fat synth lines....then a break and we're onto the next section of this track...the slate wiped clean before the next melody starts building...this is like a classic frogacult melody with a twist and a slideeee at the end...and 8:23 brings us to another transition...with a change in the bassline winding up the track 9/10

5. 'We Sell Shivas' - A collaboration with Jonas Hultman...we start with a deep rumbling synth the evolves into some nice organic, crisp sounding percussion...another synth pad rises up and we're into the main groove...before we have another synth pad rising up and leading us into the next melody....the percussion sits in the back while short synth stabs and a nice rounded bass sound fill out the track..a swooping melody...and we're into a melody, that is perhaps smoother and more laid back than much of Frogacult's previous work...the melodies in this track are very much like those found on Antix's Lull album. A complete
break....and we're back to that deep groove we know and love so much.... 8/10 and the birds and the bees lead us into the next track...

6. 'She's Got the Dreamer's Disease' - Without a doubt in my mind, this is the best track on this album. A nice groove to start off....the synths, the effects, the percussion, the samples....all precisely placed....and the melody and percussion on this track is just so incredibly tight. the delayed synth melody, the samples, mixed with a steady melody that ties everything together....the sounds are all shorter but are so expertly placed and overlapped and intertwined with each other....Words cannot
elaborate enough....for me, in my top ten progressive tracks of the year 11/10 Frogacult Rocks.

7. 'Chutney Punch' - Ahh yes...I love any track that has anything to do with "one drunk night in the city" ....we start out with a nice deep rolling groove, some tribal percussion sits in the back of this track, together with the snare, a break....and we are slammed with yet another classic frogacult melody, nicely mixed with some organic percussion and oozing synths....another break, some nice trippy sounds...and we're left with some percussion...anticipation....before that groove comes back yet again...and an inaudible sample sits in the back of the track (ahh yes, this is the very best kind) ....some slide is added to the
melody, which is a nice twist....nice organic sounds to this track...a mysterious synth pad...killer percussion in this track!!!!! driving psychedelic progressive at its best!! 10/10

8. 'That Day in December' - A news broadcast creates a mysterious beginning for the last track on this full length....a somber pad in the background....overlaid with some delayed percussion and a bassline that fades into the main groove....a more raw sounding synth stab.....a more relaxed, somber melody....a sprinkled effect sweeps over the track.....leads us to a nice progressive melody...overlaid with some nice delayed synths and ambient pads....like a shadow of the previous 7 tracks and everything that came before...we hear a sample of the phone conversation from the end of track one....I love tracks with an introspective feel to them....probably the best of its kind since Hackers-Hitchcoke Babe....and the track flutters to an end...as does the album 9/10

Overall: 9.3/10
Favorites: 2, 4, 6(!!!!!), 7
Best Collaboration: Frogacult and Rene from Beat Bizarre

Frogacult has always been one of my favorite progressive acts. When I first received the 'All Seasons' single, I was initially disappointed with the new track, I felt it lacked the drive and groove of their previous work. However, after a few listens, my opinion changed, and soon I found myself playing the track out in dj sets...I found it was the same way with this album. Upon first listen, I was struck by the crispness of the production on this album....It wasn't until about the 4th listen, that I really started getting into what this album was all about and started to really like what I was hearing. Frogacult are experts at putting the psychedelic into progressive trance, that is what I have always liked best about their sound, with 'Something for Sundays' it has become even more refined...This is an intelligent, well thought out album.....8 tracks that are nicely tied together...and 'in the end, it's all good'.....           ~gOa ist nicht nur musik sondern auch eine lebenseinstellung~
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Posted : Dec 11, 2004 22:21
One hell of release from our northern neighbours.
Iboga, keep em coming!
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movek
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Posted : Dec 12, 2004 03:40
Lauryn that was a review that album deserve!

          A = 3,1415926
movek
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Posted : Dec 12, 2004 04:05
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On 2004-12-11 08:33, Lauryn wrote:

Frogacult has always been one of my favorite progressive acts. When I first received the 'All Seasons' single, I was initially disappointed with the new track, I felt it lacked the drive and groove of their previous work. However, after a few listens, my opinion changed, and soon I found myself playing the track out in dj sets...I found it was the same way with this album. Upon first listen, I was struck by the crispness of the production on this album....It wasn't until about the 4th listen, that I really started getting into what this album was all about and started to really like what I was hearing. Frogacult are experts at putting the psychedelic into progressive trance, that is what I have always liked best about their sound, with 'Something for Sundays' it has become even more refined...This is an intelligent, well thought out album.....8 tracks that are nicely tied together...and 'in the end, it's all good'.....



well I get into that at once
maybe it is so because my first contact with the new frogacult's sound was at their unigue live act!!!
I was fucking trippy,dancing through the beat all night!
You have to listen them to perform their new sounds live AWASOME!!!!!!           A = 3,1415926
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Posted : Dec 12, 2004 21:36
JUST AWESOME! ....


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Lux
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Posted : Dec 13, 2004 00:24
Groovy baby!!!
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Yuli
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Posted : Dec 13, 2004 03:41
Frogacult managed to get to the place so many would like to..

They have developed in a rather shor period of time their own sound and groove, they are very easy to spot with their music but in the same time their track are constant movement and not for a second boring or tiring. It is superb release with very good sound production that is built over juicy bassgrooves and pounding somehow heartlike bassdrum all of that wrapped in an ever changing atmospheres and buildup of percussive elements.

I think this one is damn good creation. Way to go froggies           A man with a "master plan" is often a woman
Zombi
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Posted : Dec 14, 2004 01:02
nice album indeed !!
They used same so-well-known BLT typical synths in some trax, especialy in number 2 if i remember right.. is it what we call "inside secrets sgaring" ??           Believe your soul !
pr0fane
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Posted : Dec 26, 2004 13:59
2 years ago Genetic Spin released the great Lowrider CD Maxi in CreamCrop. The great thing about it wasnt the Genetic Spin tracks though they where good, but they where completely overshadowed by the remix of Lowrider made by a Danish duo called Frogacult, consisting of Mikkel Calum (also known from Fluffy Puffy and Cubica) and Casper Datai.

The track was picked up by Leguan for their newest release in the popular Goa Head series, and later they had releases on such prominent labels as Sub Machine, ZMA and Iboga, who also signed them for an album. The album titled Something For Sundays was originally scheduled for a release in early 2004, but it didnt come out until November this year, following a CD Maxi containing remixes of one of the tracks by BLT, FREq, Elysium Project and Psyless Groove.

I wont get into details with each of the tracks (it's been done before in this thread), but just say, that its everything I could have hoped for. Fans of their earlier tracks will recognize and love their laidback and deep form of progressive trance, with excellent groove and a generally very haunting atmosphere. Still very dance-friendly, but certainly not full on there are hardly any stressful elements, and the album is pure aural pleasure from the first to the last minute perfect for home listening.

There is not a single mediocre track on the album, and the strongest tune for me is definitely the very atmospheric Back To The Woods, but also All Seasons, Shes Got The Dreamers Disease and the collaboration with Rene from Beat Bizarre, The Black Mamba stand out. I would also have liked a downbeat track to finish (or start) the album though, but with 8 strong tracks, that's just me being nit-picky.

Bottom line, Something For Sundays is one of the strongest albums this year, and its surprisingly mature for a debut release. If youre looking for deep progressive trance just oozing with atmosphere, dont hesitate in picking up this excellent album.

Favourites: 2, 3, 4 (!!), 6

8/10 Recommended for progressive fans, excellent for home listening.

Also big thumbs up for the artwork (made by Mads Themberg, who also made the special cover for Phony Orphants "Symphony"), and the notes for every track in the inlay. Like in almost every release from Iboga.          DJ pr0fane (Iboga Records) | Multiphase
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