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MidiMiliz - "Non Standards"

IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : May 16, 2005 12:34
A great review Aje. I agree with your statement that you should listen to this music "inside out, upside down".

Another more straightforward way of saying this is to smoke up! This is music written by smokers for smokers. It's not banging 140bpm techno for the amphetamine-crowd.

Some of this is very abstract and beautiful, like "Treble Rebel". Would love to hear a whole album of stuff like this.

Also saw them absolutely kill a dancefloor at sunrise up in the mountains in Japan a few days ago. The crowd ate up everything, from the storming tech-trance tracks to the more minimal trippy stuff. Everyone I talked to from the tranceheads to the househeads thought the set was a blinder--totally unique and very interesting.

If you like the trippy side of this album, check out their new release on Border Community as Extrawelt. That 12" is also the bomb. Waiting for an Extrawelt album!

P.S. In my first review I made a mistake reading the tracklisting. My favorites are "Treble Rebel" and "Supersymmetry", followed by "Feet in the Air". The first half of "Sneaker Speaker" is also amazing, but the 2nd half is too fast for me.
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Posted : May 17, 2005 02:54
I'll tell you this. This album is serious business. It gets better every time I listen. my current fav are

7. "Speaker Sneaker"
10. "Psychomachine" (remix)

definetly recommended for techheads who enjoy their meal highly psychedelic           `Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules, which are repeated without end` Mandelbrot
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : May 17, 2005 16:07
Every first contact with something new is hard!But by the time your brain is going familiar with it and you can realize that you have to do with a masterpiece!I had the same thing with last albums from atmos,son kite,x-dream and now midi miliz!
Each track has its own story!My favourites Trebel Rebel,Dos Canones,Nick Jachelson and 10.000 watts!!That's art!

Mammoth Hunter

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Posted : May 17, 2005 16:59
Midi Miliz strike back! what an amazing release. While there are elements from their older stuff, this is definitely an evolutionary step forward for them. And it's great.

I'm a little disappointed that no one mentioned that Dos Canones begins with the same motif as Sidewinder, the first song from Blast Food, the original Spirallianz album. I thought that was a very nice touch, back to the roots type of thing . I guess not too many people these days remember that album.

My favorites on Non Standards so far are Dos Canones, 10000 Watts, Feet in the Air (soo catchy) , and definitely Treble Rebel.

IsraTrance Senior Member

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Posted : May 18, 2005 00:07
Just like X-Dream's We Interface is their best album this far so is MidiMiliz's Non Standars..

Imo anyways. Possibly the best psytrance cd released this year this far.. In my opinion

I love it           "The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program."
- Larry Niven
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Posted : May 19, 2005 18:27
Okay, well, ive got some time on my hands, finally, hehe..

1: Dos Canoes
2: 10,000 Watts
3: Trace Function
4: The Invisible Witness
5: Feet in Air
6: Treble Reble
7: Speaker Sneaker
8: Nick Jackolson
9: Supersymmetry


10: X-dream - Psychomachine (midi Miliz punked Remix)
11: Exclusions (Japan Exclusive)

This album starts off as dark as ever with Dos Canoes (one of my favorite tracks from this album). Its very heavy percussive feel, with that dark techy atmosphere and slower tempo make this track a shaolin shuffle (no pun intended) This track made me think right away of the Atmos 2nd brigade album and im sure it would be a perfect blend with a couple of there tracks. Very loopy, very groovy, very butrock. awsome.

10000 watts brings back that Submarine sound found in "The Missing Guest". What a smasher this track is, with those "no exit" type hat sounds, that evil miliz bassline and lots of intensity. It progresses perfectly into another one of the best tracks found on this album. Miliz even experiments with a 303 sound in this one, but its so neatly blended in with the other sounds that its far from iritating the ear.

Now, time for some electroclash. Trace Function is the first sign of electro influences on this album, and it doesn't waste anytime. No intro, just a straight up kick, leading to a smooth and softer track than the last. This song is just delightful in every way. Great track, but can use more punch.

Feet in Air makes me think of some older Marco Bailey productions, with a cool transposed bassline thats very low toned. I can imagine a track like this in a "snickers" commercial, you know, the chocolate bar hehehe. Here we get a little more of that electro feel, but IMO not as much nor as nice as in Trace Function. Still, a fun track to listen to, but missing even more Punch.

While we are in the electomood, we get fed something a little different that the rest of the tunes on this album, Treble Rebel has a strange drive, lead by the snares and percussions. Its hard to tell if this is a 4/4 track or some form of electrobreaks tune. Regardless, we get a great atmosphere, with a dirty electrosnyth sound here and there. Fun but not my cup of tea for the dancefloor.

Speaker Sneaker is probably the most hypnotic of all tracks on this album with a very cool "wahwah" sound followed with pure techtrance melodies. They loose those melodic atmosphere's in this one and hit you in the face with the best definition of Techtrance i can think of. Near the end, we also get honord with that good ol dirty synth sound again.. lovely..

Nick Jacholson is a more melodic feeling tune, but yet still has a powerful drive to it. Its a little long to progress and im left very undesisive about this one. Its not something i would play out on a dancefloor, but its a deep track none-the less.

Supersymmetry calms things down even more that the last track and gives you some room to breath again. Nothing much happening here, but yet the sounds work so well together that i still find light in this dark tune. We get the honor to a little breakbeat breakdown around 3:50 into the track for a short while. Its almost trance, but yet the Hats stand out more than the Mids. Finally, with about a minute left in the track, it takes off into a deep electro-lody (electro melody) hehe, cool new word dont you think???

Psychomachine is much better remixed here that on the moonflower compilation, with a darker electroish feel and much more powerful Hat sounds. Its also more on the techno side, yay..

Now, the moment we have all been waiting for, and in my opinion, the best track from this new, great release, the japan exclusive, Exclusions. I would have thought this track would stick to the breakbeat pattern's, but the pace is high and so were my hopes. And i wasnt disapointed. about half the track is breakish, with no present bass only snares and hats and dry melodies, as it moves along, you get some bass, but still no kick. They introduce all sounds to your mind before the middle breakdown. Then BANG!! Where did they find this monster kickbass?? The track takes off into the darkness and pounds away till the very end of this album.. The great thing about this track is that you can mix it with any other track from the very begining. The progression is perfect, the sounds are perfect, the bass is perfect, damn, its a perfect track.

All in all, if you don't have this album ,WTF are you waiting for?? Its a must if you like Midi Miliz, a must if you like techtrance, a must if you like new fresh sounding music, a must if you dig techno music.

My favorites are Dos Canones, 10,000 watts, Psychomachine and Exclusions, with special mention to Trance function and Nick Jacholson.

Stay tuned for a Midi Miliz track on the upcomming JESTER records compilation..

          "VA - REWIRED" OUT NOW !! (techtrance invasion) ---> <------- Jester Records's Internet Radio channel

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Posted : May 19, 2005 20:05
I don't what you guys listen to all day... But THIS IS JUST GOOD MUSIC!
I am usually listen to general electronic, Pop and HipHop(is it allowed to say that or will I get a deaththreat by some Goa Nazis?) I checked on some other so called "Psychedelic" Trance but when I listened to Infected, Talamasca or Astrix it is EASYLISTENING-POP-COMPUTER-ONLY-TRANCE but 4sure not one byte Psychedelic (no offend, everybody is alowed to listen to the crap he likes!)
Finaly got NON STANDARDS and when I checked... it was like listening to music the first time! Each track is an orgasm and if somebody is complainin' about the production... get yourself some true speakers! (there is a reason for Yamaha to discontinue the NS10 M!) Its the most outstanding sound on a Goa related CD ever! Don't compare it to the cheap productions of other PsyTrance in fact these guys more sounding like Leftfield. Every sound is well chosen and got a special feeling. The bassdrums are bassdrums and no tiny clicks like in many other psy productions. Although some tracks are similar (and some BD's as well) each track got his own soul. I think if I choose a favorite its "Feet in the Air". Great production, nice arrange and a KILLER bassline makes it the mightiest track I've heard for years (even it reminds me a bit on Johannes Heil's "The World")
The only track I don't like too much is the Japan Exclusive so I bought the CD much cheaper through the Trance-shop

I hope to get the possbility to see them playing live in the US soon. They played in NYC but i HATE the organizer JEG( cheater!) so I couldn't go there for political reasons. Maybe I'll check them at the festival in Canada but the other artists are not so interesting...

Thanxx alot Guys, you really making me and many of my friends happy! Keep on doing your own thing and stay out of the cheese movement thats going on today!
Big respect!

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Posted : May 19, 2005 23:06
Finally this is released and its the best album i heard for a long long time my friends.
This is peice of art i think even in 10 years people will speak about this album its so non standard and so cool.
My favorite tracks :2Canones,Nick Jackelson,10000Watt and Feet in The Air.
now im waiting for Metalogic~s album, i hope it will be released soon.

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Posted : May 24, 2005 12:54

Now, the moment we have all been waiting for, and in my opinion, the best track from this new, great release, the japan exclusive, Exclusions.

Totally agree with you here clown. I wasn't sure if I was going to buy the album, but I've just ordered it from saikosounds, so I'll get the japanese version. No way am I going to miss that perfect track .
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : May 24, 2005 21:29
Seems like the Japanese techheads have great taste..           "VA - REWIRED" OUT NOW !! (techtrance invasion) ---> <------- Jester Records's Internet Radio channel
Jeremy {coldgroove}

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Posted : Jul 6, 2005 17:37
Nobody out there now can come close to Arne and Wayan!

Serious beats, serious production what more could you want? People in Toronto are still talking about there set from 2 months ago!

Can't wait to see them at Eclipse.....

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Posted : Jul 6, 2005 17:47
cuz 'Nobody out there' have a so poor musical skill...production are good but no music in it. rithm isn't good too. unlistenable to me. still prefer blastfood.

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Posted : Jul 6, 2005 17:48
awesome album!
i love dos canones, nick jacholson and supersymmetry
i spin this cd at least once a day
great one

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Posted : Jul 6, 2005 17:49

On 2005-07-06 17:47, DennisTenaglia wrote:
but no music in it. rithm isn't good too.

are u kidding???
u may don't like it... but these kind of comments are out of the place because this album is a wonderful piece of music,intelligent and complex, whether u like or not...

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Posted : Jul 6, 2005 17:56
for sure it is 'intelligent and complex' otherwise no ones was talking about it. maybe next party I'll bring my calculator istead of a good pair of shoes for dancing...
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