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Kiwa - On The Frequency (Exogenic)

psyreviews
IsraTrance Full Member
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Posted : Jun 11, 2007 05:43
The standard psyreviews moans about progressive music are that it’s dull, that it’s one-handed melodies, that it’s generic and derivative. Every single one of those moans vanishes in a puff of nag champa smoke when confronted with this utterly lovable album.



On The Frequency has more to do with Rick James than Frank Beckers. It has echoes of psychedelic pre-disco, those early US parties that unwittingly foresaw rave where people used to take acid and dance to something that wasn’t The Grateful Dead.



The basslines are all, without exception, crafted to conspire to make you shake what I believe is commonly referred to as one’s “arse.” While this happens, intricate microsounds and unexpected changes keep your brain interested.



Kiwa fire things up wonderfully: Morphed isn’t just perfectly-pitched progressive music, and it’s not just seriously good fun. The way it unfolds and maintains its energy somehow puts me in mind of vintage Cosmosis. The title track has all the hallmarks of Tribogal Vision standard prog, devastatingly-well executed; while Time Bomb sees them get dirtier, and all the better for it.



My chief point about this album is that it sticks two fingers up in the face of what I’d be inclined to call ‘popular progressive’ (think Behind Blue Eyes / Liquid Soul, that sort of thing). The bulk of progressive music is boring, pretentious, self-important stuff and the way Kiwa respond to this by creating something of this calibre is to be admired.


One of the most important elements of this scene has always been the idea that if you don’t like the way somebody does something – music, parties, décor, or whatever – then get out there and do it better. Top marks to Kiwa for doing just that at such an important time in music.





TRACKLIST

1. Access
2. Up In Smoke
3. On The Frequency
4. All Around
5. Morphed
6. Fire Escape
7. Syndrome
8. Hertz So Good
9. Time Bomb
10. Way Back



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kiwa
Kiwa

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Posted : Jun 11, 2007 19:45
for more info:

http://www.kiwa.fi
http://www.myspace.com/kiwamusic
http://www.exogenic.com

cheers

          www.kiwa.fi
pr0fane
Multiphase

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Posted : Jun 11, 2007 21:44
I'm not as thrilled as Damion on this one. Yes, it does a good job combining some of the funk from the typical suomi-sound with the progressive sound, but I don't think it's nearly as fresh or unique as some say, and at times it gets... dare I say it? Dull.

It does contain some great tracks though - "On The Frequence" is for instance a super engaging set-opener, but all in all I don't think that this overall is more than a good album. That being said, I still have high hopes for the upcoming Highpersonic Whomen release.
          DJ pr0fane (Iboga Records) | Multiphase
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NasCa
Psybetyarok

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Posted : Jun 11, 2007 23:03
lol,

this is a rearry rearry nice album!

keepitup!

LigaLize
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Posted : Jun 11, 2007 23:45
great album
Mad tunes and low bpm it's very nice soumi prog           Dance is - As a matter of fact, socially admissible public analogue of the sexual act :)
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Banel
Behind Blue Eyes

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Posted : Jun 12, 2007 08:55
Quote:

On 2007-06-11 05:43, psyreviews wrote:

My chief point about this (Kiwa) album is that it sticks two fingers up in the face of what I’d be inclined to call ‘popular progressive’ (think Behind Blue Eyes / Liquid Soul, that sort of thing).

http://www.psyreviews.com



I was starting to wonder why i had two fingers up in my nose... Yikes!           www.myspace.com/michaelbanel
kiwa
Kiwa

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Posted : Jun 12, 2007 16:51
Quote:

On 2007-06-12 08:55, Banel wrote:
I was starting to wonder why i had two fingers up in my nose... Yikes!



Oh, thanks mate. Was starting to wonder where they were all this time....
          www.kiwa.fi
Alias
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Posted : Jun 12, 2007 19:34

amazing album !......one of my favorites this year

On The Frequency......is beautiful track!....my favorite

many influences in this album....from many musical genres!


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Madpup
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Posted : Jun 12, 2007 23:43
BBE/Liquid Soul music is nowhere as pretentious as Damien's reviews.

P.S. I like this album, nice hypnotic grooves.
Pelinpala
Haltya

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Posted : Jun 13, 2007 16:54
Congratulations Markku and Matti for the album!
i´m happy to have had the pleasure shearing smiles durring the whole procution in our studio and contributing something wonderful to this album on the "fire escape" track. really happy that we got another brilliant artist on exogenic rec. and that the album came out as fantastic as it did. you guys made an efford and it shows.
Keep it on! defenitely the best album from kiwa so far.
Kaz
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Posted : Jun 13, 2007 17:00
Quote:

On 2007-06-11 05:43, psyreviews wrote:

The bulk of progressive music is boring, pretentious, self-important stuff and the way Kiwa respond to this by creating something of this calibre is to be admired.



Couldn't have said it better. Way to go.           http://www.myspace.com/Hooloovoo222
-Abatwa-
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Jun 14, 2007 03:58
yup agree wif that comment myself. Very happy to see some new sounds in progressive musiq. I find this album very fresh and does not bore me as most proggy releases these dayez tend to do. Once more we see that creating a path rather than following what others have already walked creates much better results (imo).

All in all, if you are looking for something new, get this album, full of a lot of innovative ideas and keeps da psychedelic touch. Rock on Kiwa!
          `Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules, which are repeated without end` Mandelbrot
Elad
Tsabeat/Sattel Battle

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Posted : Jun 14, 2007 19:26
super album!
this is what i call nice fresh toonz

defintly agree its heaps better then most prog i heard , not tape-delay and endless reverb temple here , but an intresting piece of music.
also big standout when being played in big PA , well done guys , gold mix is at your hands!

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darkgnome


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Posted : Jun 15, 2007 15:20
Very nice album A positive surprise because I didn't really care for the previous albums.

Keep up the good work           Kimi-tachi wa keikoku sareta!
Pax
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Jun 15, 2007 21:48
This is what progressive psytrance SHOULD sound like.

By the way the title track is killer!
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