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Nuclear Ramjet - Mission to Sedna (Spaceport Records)

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Posted : May 23, 2006 04:47
Nuclear Ramjet - Mission to Sedna (Spaceport Records)
Artist : Nuclear Ramjet
Album : Mission to Sedna
Label : Spaceport Records
Cat # : SPA001CD
Distribution : Static
Cover : http://forum.psyfreaks.ca/files/cover.gif

1. Foldingtime 147
2. Atomic Empire
3. Son a Bush
4. Minas Tirith
5. Cloud Sailors
6. Osho
7. Riding the Dragon
8. The Missing Moon



Nuclear Ramjet is Max and Felix from Montreal, Canada. They are back with there third full length album, this time released on Spaceport Records, their own label. The Ramjets previous albums were released on Montrealís own Ascend Records.

Folding Time 147 starts the album off with a more mellowy sound from this duo, with heavy synth waves and hypnotic atmospheres. There is also a very cool sample used to add to the feeling of this track. Itís a very long track and progresses very smoothly and slowly, almost minimalistic, but yet, thereís a lot more action in the sounds. We can find from time to time, more astronault related sounds, like the feeling of being in a starship in orbit. About half way in this one, we get a taste of this very delightful electroish synth for about 15 seconds. I would have liked to hear more of it during the track, but they manage to replace it with an Atmos style bassline. As a whole, this track sort of has a ďWesternĒ kind of groove. Lets not forget to mention the outro of the track, bringing back that spaceship feeling. A very complete track.

Atomic Empire starts off strong, as they donít waste any time with intros. As the song starts up, im instantly reminded of their smasher released on ColdGroove Records called ďIbaratorĒ, only a bit less techno influenced and with more melodies. They both have a similar ring to them, at least for the first half.. The second half is a lot more melodic and has that Ramjet melody we got addicted to in there first two albums. Also a very long track, yet as you loose yourself in the groove the mind doesnít get that redundant feeling. It is a very nice blend of Proggy melodies with techy snares and hats.

Son of a Bush starts out with a little bit of relaxing guitar, nothing heavy, but a little dark. Thereís a very nice voice with a echo effect, making it hard to hear what heís saying. It reminds me of the good old Igneous Sauria days (first album of course). This one has a nice rolling bassline, complimented with soothing synths. Itís dark, yet light at times and it proves that the ramjets know what they are doing. Great music to just smoke a fatty, close your eyes and appreciate the great musical talent. At the very end of this track, we find another very cool spaceport sound sample.

Minas Tirith is in my opinion where this album starts to kick fucken ass. Right from the start, the mind is taken to outer space and your eyes roll backwards not understanding what just hit you in the forehead. Dark screams, hypnotic melodies, chucky hats and a knock your socks off bassline. This track will work wonders on dancefloors across the globe. Up to date, this one is for sure my favorite piece, once again, combining both the dark side of the force and the lighter side of life. Near the end, we also have the honor of hearing the traditional Ramjet synth sound found in the previous albums, bringing back those great memories.

Cloud Sailors has a very minimal progression, calming down the mind after the destruction Minas Tirith just caused. It takes a softer approach, yet itís the fastest song on the whole album. The title of this one explains it all, with a fluffy one taking you to the stars. As you lay ears on this one, you get the impression that you are floating in the dark. Itís a great track before going to bed to clear your mind from any stress you might have had during a hard days work. It ends off with yet again a cool sample, keeping the concept of this album alive.

Osho is my second favorite song on this album up to now as its melodies and structure grab my attention from the very start. This one Iíll be playing for a long time thatís for sure. The trance captivates the mind and you lose yourself in this one, yet still its delivers the groove to get off your ass and dance. I really love the bassline and the strong hats used to complete this track. At the end, we get the longest outro of all the songs, with a radio communication between a pilot and his flight commander followed by a random synth pad.

Riding the Dragon is straightforward in its progression, as it starts off more melodic and ends more minimal. Itís a little more electrified that the rest of the tracks and adds more variety to this album in a good way.

The Missing Moon is an ambient track, showcasing more diverse talent these two guys have, as they prove that regardless of the style, they can produce quality music. Ok, now, Iím not the biggest ambient lover, but I can still recognize good music when I have the chance to hear it. Itís a great way to end off this album, as it brings you back to space, overwhelming you with soft melodies and mind relaxing trance. Itís a very emotional track, more on the darker side than light, yet they still manage to blend in some joyful melodies.

Well, I must admit this is one of the most interesting releases Iíve heard in a while, and its nice to pick up an album thatís not filled with madness and chaos.. its great to see artists still following there hearts and making good MUSIC and not just generic garbage. I donít think this album sounds like much Iíve heard before, besides maybe the two previous albums released by the ramjets, yet this release is by far the most diverse of the three and IMO the most interesting of them all. Why you ask?? Because it truly is an album with a story and a concept (which close to NO artists take into consideration anymore). They have taken us to Sedna (a planet just past Pluto) and back. Its more of a listening experience than something that will capture dancefloors at all your upcoming parties, but that doesnít take anything away from the beauty. Honestly, the last album that had about half as much of a story than this release would be Son Kites ďColoursĒ album. If you like music, this is defiantly going to be something you must have. If you like full-on, this is not for you. If you like techtrance, you might be interested in this and if you like prog, youíll be framing this release on your wall.

For more information :
http://www.spaceportrecords.ca
http://www.nuclearramjet.com
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Posted : May 30, 2006 06:41
candidate for an album of the year!
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Posted : May 30, 2006 21:51
I agree with all you guys. This album is amazing!! One of the best albums in 2006 'till now. Good work!!
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Posted : Jun 28, 2006 15:37
Yep, a stellar effort. I've been listening to it a couple of times now and they always manage to sweep my thoughts away. I like the way they use long sweeping padsounds to good effect. And what's more, their music is just their music. They don't use cliches for trance like hard hitting cymbals right before a break etc. etc. It all sounds fresh. Great release.           "Subconscious unravels at the point of death, and all time it has known erupts into a moment. As death extinguishes us, so we become it."

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PSYSREK
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Posted : Jul 2, 2006 15:34
Very good prog style, I've been talking about in my CD review on Psytrance TV 11 (june). As well there is also the Nuclear Ramjet clip in the show ! Go on our web site to see it ( http://psytrancetv.online.fr/ ) click on VIDEOS and enjoy !

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Posted : Jul 2, 2006 16:17
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On 2006-05-30 21:51, Santiago.Link wrote:
I agree with all you guys. This album is amazing!! One of the best albums in 2006 'till now. Good work!!



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rainnice


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Posted : Jul 24, 2006 00:00
I just got the album a few weeks ago and I can't agree more. This album sooo exceeded my expectations, I love when that happens and it doesn't happen often. Their 2nd album "Music for Spaceports" is absolutly great but this is just !!!!!!1 (dont know how to descripe it ) love it! I registered here only to look what others thought about it

thank you Max and Felix!
Sound Surgeon
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Posted : Oct 22, 2006 00:18
simply amazing
extraordinary

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Posted : Nov 20, 2006 19:20
Nothing less than amazing!

It's fucking original, reminds me of my future expeditions to unknown lands. Recommended soundtrack for spaceship drivers.
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Posted : Nov 20, 2006 20:38
This is indeed a very good album. I recommend checking it out.           ---------------------------------------------
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Dot Kite
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Posted : Dec 18, 2006 19:47
I still love to listen to this album!
Great source of Inspiration!

regards
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Minimal Monster
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Posted : Dec 18, 2006 23:27
yeah its a good one 4 sure! good production skills but some of the tunes maybe tooo long.. specially the first tune.
i really like track 3, Son Of A Bush! the guitar is awsome
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Posted : Jul 18, 2012 01:28
Bump.

'cause you probably missed it.

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Posted : Aug 17, 2012 12:14
Epic Album, 6 years have passed and is just majestic!!!           DJ of Sourcecode
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shahar
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Posted : Sep 25, 2013 07:54
All their music is on bandcamp now for sale. Including some CDs.

https://nuclearramjet.bandcamp.com/


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