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Loud: Free From Conceptual Thoughts (Beatport Download) Drive Records

DJAmanita
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Posted : Jun 11, 2010 01:48:12
Loud: Free From Conceptual Thoughts (Beatport Download) Drive Records

I wont hide the fact that I have been a fan of Eitan Reiter and Kobi Toledano’s style of psychedelic trance. Long ago I gave up most of the psytrance world as being a boring repetitive rehash of the last decade. I was finding very few fresh ideas that felt innovative and powerful. The first two albums by the Israeli group LOUD where some of the best new sounds I had heard in years. Not afraid to be experimental (ie psychedelic is full of the unexpected in my mind, so how could formula trance be "psychedelic?) LOUD made track that literally made people on the dance floor scream in pleasure. They convinced me that there is plenty of new ground to cover in the world of powerful psychedelic trance. So it was to extremely high expectations that I help the first listen to this the third album. I was only able to get the album on beatport at the time and so i am only able to review disk one. I will let someone else do the review for disk two as it was not available to me.

TRACK LIST:


1. Enlightenment - Soft rolling pads and arpeggios Greet me as I press play on my stereo. With murmuring that sounds as if it is from a control tower on mars a fantastic clean and clear bassline rises from the depths. This is a bit dsifferent from LOUD as I know them. Clean, clear, lush and melodic, without a hit of cheese. This feels both relaxed and deep. This is not progressive but rather reminds me of the older days when this was called Goa and it was not so bound up in tempo and style rules. With excellent sampling, this track tells a story and feels at home as the first track. This is going to set high expectations for the rest of the cd. 10 of 10

2.One Way - Ok this sounds a bit more like I expected. Again it is not just the musical ideas that i have enjoyed with the music of LOUD but the production as well. Very few know how to create this kind of space. "some people feel they can fly" we hear in a sample at the start of the track. This track unfolds in no hurry. As this track progresses I am reminded of Prometheus, and as I am reminded of this fact I realize that quite a few tracks remind me of the Twisted Records sound. So far this album would feel right at home on that label. After a sweet breakdown the track really kicks in. 8.5 of 10

3.All Rights Reserved - Ok this one is the first on this cd to have that tougher late night sound. With a fantastic sample from an old 70's movie called "Network". I will post the entire quote although it is long. However This is such a great quote I must reprint it.







"I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth; banks are going bust; shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter; punks are running wild in the street, and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it.

We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat. And we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be!

We all know things are bad -- worse than bad -- they're crazy.

It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out any more. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we're living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, "Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials, and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone."

Well, I'm not going to leave you alone.

I want you to get mad!

I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot. I don't want you to write to your Congressman, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street.

All I know is that first, you've got to get mad.

You've gotta say, "I'm a human being, goddammit! My life has value!"

Wow what a sample. Regardless this is a really good track and one I'm sure we will all hear many times this summer.
9 of 10.



4.Milestone - More great samples and pulsing basslines, this one starts with a beautiful melodic vocal part that reminds me of Goa. As this one gets really going I find this to be the most like the last few album. thats signature ever evolving LOUD sound. beautiful track however so far I connect the least with it. Perhaps this is one that needs a dancfloor and an open sky. 8 of 10

5.Big Squid (Album 2010 edit) This one sounds very familiar. not sure why, perhaps it has been released prior in some other form. Quick to build with some great crunchy effects and sweet tribal drums, Big Squid feels like a dancefloor gem to me. "Free and open society" a voice echos out. This sounds like LOUD in peak form. I love this one. 9.5 of 10

6.Sector 7 G - This track starts darker, moodier with a punchy kick and bassline and opens up with a great rolling arpeggio and robots voices and a sputtering synthline that is just really great. Again this sounds a bit like Prometheus or the first Younger Brother cd. My fave track so far. 10 of 10

7.You are everything - Slow and beautiful build up until the first breakdown. This feels like some of the first album to my ears. Lots of movement and changes this track is one i will play out for sure this summer. Very powerful moment at the conclusion of this track. You will have to hear it to understand. 9 of 10

8.Tales from the Loudmobile - This reminds me of some of the more experimental tracks from the second album. Funky and more relaxed then the last half of the album this track sounds as if it was written for open fields during the warm light of day. Some horns and a saxophone complete this vibe. I tend to not like the sound of brass in electronic music but thats a personal thing and not objective, interesting way to close for sure. 7.9 of 10

Over all I really enjoyed this release. Better perhaps at being more consistent then the last album this is a more classic psytrance release. Simply fantastic in my mind, if you have a chance to listen to this cd please check it out. They did an amazing job once again.

9 of 10 album
lahav redler

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Posted : Jun 11, 2010 14:58
I must agree to everything you say, Anyone that loves electronic music, have to listen to this cd, this is music for the next generation with the sounds that came from the past...
here's the video by loud of how they make this cd:




This whole cd is made with ANALOG equipment!!! yes ANALOG, that's why it sounds so unique, with crisp sounds that you can't ignore, and for all of us who still worship old electronic music this cd is in one of the things we have to own!

Loud! keep it Loud, and keep it real like you are!
Nathan
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Posted : Jun 11, 2010 16:32
gr8 review!
Deep, innovative, original and very spiritual album. This is pure psychedelic trance like in the good old days.

My Hebreview:

http://www.layla.co.il/ContentView/ContentView.aspx?cimid=158788

          -=The Meaning Of Life Is To Give Life A Meaning=
full_on
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Posted : Jun 12, 2010 00:20
Yes, it is a solid release! I'll have buy it and listen in full quality, but right now it is safe to say it easily stands out, with a bright spot light over it.
Respect!           .
...Be gentle with the earth...
...Dance like nobody's watching...
.
...I don't mind not going to Heaven, as long as they've got Coffee in Hell...
DJAmanita
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Posted : Jun 12, 2010 00:33
I should have said I do have a copy of disk two, and it is great, however i wont do reviews on mp3's so I will wait a few more days for my disk to arrive. Looking forward to it.
goaren
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Posted : Jun 13, 2010 11:54
great album!!!

the first track reminds me of cosma in terms of atmosphere...

LOUD are here to put the psychedelic back in trance...
Jahful

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Posted : Jun 13, 2010 19:23
As always a great review on IsraTrance, but the format of reviewing albums track sometimes misses the "nutshell" summary.

This album is definitely different from the first two Loud releases, it's like the first two albums showed us where psytrance might go, and this album shows us where it could have been... it's really weird because it sounds old with the analogue synths and psytrance mores, but it's as fresh as an apple from the tree. But I think you have to know the history of this music a bit to really appreciate it.

Disc 2, the live disc, is just a monster. It has some great remixes of old tracks, and just has a really cool flow. Probably the best disc to listen to if you don't know Loud and want to hear just how original their music is. True to their namesake, you have to crank this one to 11.

Thanks Loud for giving us so much supersweet music!

Now come back to NA please.
Mad Purple State
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Posted : Jun 14, 2010 00:17
Ordered long time ago... Awaiting the monster album           No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness...
mk47
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Posted : Jun 16, 2010 15:35
nice surprise here , iv never followed their music but this is pretty good , ill have to check out their earlier releases too
full_on
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Posted : Jun 17, 2010 06:45
Quote:

On 2010-06-16 15:35, mk47 wrote:
nice surprise here , iv never followed their music but this is pretty good , ill have to check out their earlier releases too



Their debut is obrigatory. Go for it!
Respect!           .
...Be gentle with the earth...
...Dance like nobody's watching...
.
...I don't mind not going to Heaven, as long as they've got Coffee in Hell...
Psy_Clone
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Posted : Jun 17, 2010 09:36
I know Loud for some years now, I bought their first album
and it is an amazing album I suggest everyone to get it.
About the second album, well you can really hear that they know their way even better. Great sound great atmosphere.
Truly one of the best this days.           Now say the magic words: Bleep Bleep Deep Deep Wham.....
maximilian


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Posted : Jun 18, 2010 16:07
i have to b honest, i hear alot of music, and LOUD i know all their projects, thise album have abig massege inside him, the colours and the sounds getting better and brighter after u hear the album time after time, its amazing experience, and thise how psychedelic album supposed to b. those guys have amazing future and thise album will show the psychedelic scene that old school can meet the future!!!!! ROCK IT....
Wizack Twizack
Wizack Twizack

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Posted : Jun 18, 2010 20:53
I respect loud, really great music, and good taste.
All the albums are truly funny and intressting to hear, new ideas and good quality.
Always great when someone sticks to the roots and do the real deal their own way!
full suport from sweden on this project!
this one and the debute albums are my favs.

cheers!           For Contact & Bookings:
Wizack_Booking@hotmail.com
www.soundcloud.com/wizack_Twizack
New Album Out: Wizack Twizack - IV (Ovnimoon Records 2011) http://www.beatport.com/#release/wizack-twizack-iv/387698
Aleph Zero
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Posted : Jun 23, 2010 09:42

You might want to check out the new album of the solo project of Eitan Reiter of LOUD:

http://www.aleph-zero.info/media/AlephZ15/flyer/AZ15.html



          The next step in sonic evolution!
http://www.aleph-zero.info
http://www.myspace.com/AlephZeroRecords
http://twitter.com/AlephZeroInfo
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aleph-Zero-Records/12273245973
Braindrop
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Posted : Jul 2, 2010 15:04
Damn... this is interesting! I had heard the music of Eitan Reiter.... the chill out project many times... but i had absolutely no clue that he was part of the project Loud! More so interestingly, i had the oppurtunity to have a brief conversation with him when he and Space Cat had a short tour in India last year. He came across as quite nice and well receiving. And i had no clue it was the same person! Ha...

Interesting music for sure indeed..... will check it out more surely.... and Cool Vid           www.braindrop.in
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