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Mauxuam - Viceversa (Interchill)

Le Lotus Bleu
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Posted : May 2, 2008 16:31:56
Mauxuam - Viceversa (Interchill CD 033)

Tracklisting:

1.B4 After
2.Extended Body
3.Jahnesh (Divine Cluster Version) ?
4.Stones Of Gaza
5.Where Was I Going?
6.Viavai
7.Ulezak (Snakebyte Remix)
8.Cloudcycle
9.∞ - 1
10.Wiggly Things


I had to try a listen through different moments of the day in order to find when Mauxua's ( Maurizio Liguori ) music is the more effective on my mood. My opinion is Viceversa fits much better for a night listening or more exactly when the outdoor context is dark, which also means a rainy day with a grey sky in full day for example.


The 3 last tunes nicely progress together, T8 & T9 got some similarities to me by their time running first, their deep peaceful hypnotizing power. T9 is different through its more unpolished sounding aspect, more audacious whereas T8 could sound more “classical” old school ambient production but results terribly successful with a voodoo hint. I've got a strong connection with the end of this album, that's the part i enjoy the most. Indeed, including T 10, these tracks aren't the most experimental or hybrid compared to other ones.

Saying that, i realize now the longer the Mauxuam's tunes are and generally more easily i can penetrate them & more i like them. T 5 constitutes a good example, with its night glacial atmosphere mixed with a lonesome feeling conferring a true tripping musical experience.

T3 is a song which deserves some comments too due to its thickness & mysterious side. It's a bit “the Jungle”, like exploring alternatively falsely familiar areas & unexplored paths : exotically refreshing.

Concerning T1 named 'B4 After', i invite you to check what i already wrote in my comment about V/A Future Memories, also released on Interchill (if you didn't make it yet) .

I will conclude with T4 which symbolises a bit the global spirit of this Chill-Out album from Mauxuam & permits me to sum up it. The music drives you in a discontinuous flow without shocks although Mauxuam doesn't hesitate to immerge you with several influences mixed, twisted or stretched tones, unpolished sounds & indus background samples. That's it : Mauxuam immerges you under tons of elements, all is soft but coming from everywhere!

Listening to Viceversa, is cerebrally involving : it switches on your brain & asks for all your free neurons available. Don't be afraid & come in.           you can find easily all my psytrance & chill reviews on my blog at:
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mk47
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Posted : May 3, 2008 07:04
this will rox big time , where can i get it ?
Outolintu
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Posted : May 5, 2008 09:43

mmkayh, i'll post my sneak preview review into this topic too...

b4 after:
a good choice for the opening track of the album. sets the right mood, kind of quirky, slowmotion trippyness. to me this definately is psychedelic music right from the start. i see somehow this track as a spiceworm traveling without moving, folding space back and forth. the track has only a few elements which usually would make me press skip or fast forward but the subtle and clever writing/programming keeps the worm wiggling and this bird's entire attention is guaranteed.

extended body:
more bass heavy work. slow start building up a gloomy atmosphere until one of the few melodies on the album comes twirling in. i know you (maux) are going to hate me for this but if ott would be more tripped out he might have done this track it is a compliment since i like some of ott's material very much too. the vocal sample surely will divide people into the "you preach" and the "say it out loud" camps. since i agree with the message i have no problem with it. very hypnotic tune but the ending is a bit too abrupt. could have nodded my head to the groove for some mmmh let's say... 32 bars longer : ).

jahnesh:
very accurate title. first thing that comes to my mind after this slow stomper starts is a woozy elephant making it's way to get a new bhang lassi. the smoother, hypnotic flow of the first two tracks is now contrasted with some edgier, "aggressive" beats. just got to love that bass and the head spinning efx. funny, how a track can be heavy and still bonky at the same time.
the themes are being showcased, hidden, morphed and then thrown back in your face making you think: "wait a moment didn't i just hear that?" the answer is no, you didn't. it was a version of a version in a delicate compositional web.

stones of ghaza:
now the glitchier, fluidier side fades away and right from the start you get fat, dirty junk beats. beat construction is simplified, the woozy atmosphere cleares up. this track could be a slow starter on the dance floor and because of the energy and straight forwardness it lacks in depth and interest that the previous tracks had. i could have managed without this track. for me it
breaks the flow of the album. since i think i know a little bit about maux this might just be the effect he desired. also the title leaves me a bit puzzled.

where am i going:
yeah, this is more like it! i forget them stones and try to figure out where we're going next. back to folding space, distorted space that is. broken rhythms, u-turns, quick stops and some head scratching. this tune is a deep diver and i'm not sure if my lung capacity is sufficient
for the whole 8.02 minutes, slight anguishness is detected after 6 minutes.

viavai:
aaaah, air! back on the surface. glitchy, groovy electronic dub rubbing my body. just got to make some funny moves between writing. really happy about the groove. quite suddenly this groove is brought to a halt. i could have easily enjoyed more structural progressions here. maux could have made up his mind concerning where he's going 2 minutes earlier and stayed in viavai a bit longer : ) hmmh, did i mention already how splendid the groove was?

ulezak:
building up slowly, familiar, dark landscapes until a fat bass mashes your brain. whooomp. the pace slows down from the previous tune and the bass and beat combo starts to wrap you around it's index finger while circulating in air. this is truly fat, hypnotic, trance inducing audio
stimulus. well, what is a ulezak? i think it's a giant swinging lazily in a even bigger hammock digesting a massive meal and hick-uping every now and then. once again there are not many musical elements but the cunning use of sound effects and the slight but meaningful modifications keep my brain occupied without breaking the trance flow. de-whoompalicious.

cloudcycle:
very delicate, smooth, spacey build up reminding me of some golden age ambient tunes i've enjoyed. floating around, enjoying the guitar and efx until bass and beats sneak up into visinity and pull me back onto the ground. the production is a bit muddier than on the previous tracks but it doesn't disturb me enjoying the music. at around 4.30 minutes the tune shifts it's shape into a groovier, fluxating one. digging the track structure here that is giving some fresh twists to the album. a prime example of a well thought out and written chill tune.

infinity -1:
continuing on the more ambient side of electronic music this track almost stretches out infinity around you. a very spacey (in both ways feeling and surrounding) start gets accompanied with a hefty beat after some 4 minutes of drifting around. a subtle build up follows and we're back where we started this journey in rich efx'd, quirky slowmotion trippyness. maybe this should have been the starting track after all? in any case a most enjoyable tune.

wiggly things:
a disturbing outro with a witty speech sample (my answer to the question is: yes) closes the album leaving me a bit dazzled. what, no happy ending? maux, stop smirking!


hats off and congratulations to mauxuam and to interchill for releasing this fresh and original debut. there are very few electronic albums these days at hand especially in the psy-scene (is it actually accurate to say interchill is a part of the psy-scene?) that have had a positive effect on me. this one has and i've been able to listen to the album repeatedly without losing interest. i'm also finding new bits and bleeps i hadn't noticed before on every new round.
this is intelligent, mood rich, well produced, psychedelic adventure music for curious and demanding chill connoisseurs.           "no one ever sweats on a plug-in" -moby
Outolintu
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Posted : May 5, 2008 09:45
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On 2008-05-03 07:04, mk47 wrote:
this will rox big time , where can i get it ?



release date: may 9 2008           "no one ever sweats on a plug-in" -moby
Le Lotus Bleu
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Posted : May 5, 2008 17:37
It's also & already available digitally from:
http://www.addictech.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=10799

Nice not so sneak review, Outolintu

& you're right Track 9 correct name is ''Infinite - 1'' unfortunately i wanted to type the infinity symbol but a bug occured ...
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bluespectralmonkey
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Posted : May 6, 2008 06:10
great reviews guys, thanks
ive really enjoyed the album and very much look forward to playing some of these to some swanky dancers soon.
i wrote a quick review already but lost it, the part i remember is this
"tunes to move your soul, and by soul i mean booty "
one of the more complete and listenable chill artist albums ive heard lately!
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Justin Chaos
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Posted : May 6, 2008 17:16
It's naaaaiiisssss!!!
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mk47
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Posted : May 11, 2008 08:39
hey , offtopic but how do u pronounce `mauxuam` ?

moks - wam ?
mau - huam ?
maus - uam ??
..how ?
Outolintu
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Posted : May 11, 2008 12:17
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On 2008-05-11 08:39, mk47 wrote:
hey , offtopic but how do u pronounce `mauxuam` ?



me thinks it's mooh-some           "no one ever sweats on a plug-in" -moby
mk47
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Posted : May 12, 2008 08:30
oki , thnx dude

im not native European , the `x` always confuses me

Outolintu
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Posted : May 12, 2008 10:39

sorry, i was pulling your leg.
i thought the mooh part would've given it away:
mooh (the sound a cow makes) some.
aww, crappy joke anyways           "no one ever sweats on a plug-in" -moby
maux
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Posted : May 12, 2008 19:07
Quote:

On 2008-05-11 08:39, mk47 wrote:
hey , offtopic but how do u pronounce `mauxuam` ?

moks - wam ?
mau - huam ?
maus - uam ??
..how ?




LOL...nice one...
good question dude...
I am curious to listen to the various interpretations....eheheh....
don't ask what does it means.



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Dovla
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Posted : May 14, 2008 18:06
never enough time to write something decent but I guess something is better than nothing...

maux I really love this album, all the tracks have such a nice flow it's exactly the type of music I'm into...Interchill has been really great, the last couple of releases are pure bliss

cheers!           DJ Dovla | Interchill Records, Flow Records
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Posted : Jun 4, 2008 14:32
Interesting release Maux - nice review Lotus Blue xx           The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open
Kronenherz

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Posted : Apr 17, 2009 09:39
really good one here

super cool album

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