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Para Halu - The World Of Peace (Parvati Records 2005) CD

DeathPosture
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Posted : Jun 27, 2005 18:53
Para Halu – The World Of Peace

Cover: http://tinyurl.com/bsddj (front) + http://tinyurl.com/7t3ev (back)

Artist: Para Halu (Hungary)
Title: The World Of Peace
Format: CD (digipack)
Label: Parvati Records (Denmark)
Cat. #: PRVCD009
Distribution: Wirikuta
Date: 23 Jun 2005

Track listing:

01. 07’30” First Track (Tempo Anpassen)
02. 10’12” The Invisible Hunter (In The Jungle)
03. 07’43” Siren’s Fiction (Jesus In The Black Masses)
04. 06’35” Creatures Of The IGY (feat. King Jr.)
05. 06’34” The World Of Peace (After Awakening)
06. 09’18” Domination (Through Controlled Minds)
07. 07’08” Demon’s Mother (With Fancy Hair)
08. 07’42” Animachine (This Is The Girl)
09. 07’33” Let The Peace Control (Your Body)
10. 08’52” Made On Planet Earth (Last Cosmonaut)

Review:

Magyar psytrance!

This debut album from Para Halu is the 9th by Parvati Records from Denmark… A quality label among the frontrunners in the darkish hyper-trance label-pool that has yet to disappoint me with its top-class releases… Elite stuff for sure! Para Halu are Ádám Hohmann (Homen) and András Fekete (Pondesz) from Hungary…. They’re featured on a number of compilations on such labels as Nabi, Mistress Of Evil, Discovalley, Alkaloid, Serephana, Paradiso and Parvati. I really liked their hard-hitting tracks on the Psychedelically Yours 2 + 3 compilations… Great stuff – and I’ve been looking forward to this album ever since it was announced… Let’s enter the world of peace!

Let me take you thru the tracks…

#01: First Track (Tempo Anpassen)
“Listen and repeat… Come with me… I can take you anywhere you want…I promise to have you back before you wake!” Setting the tempo on this aptly named track… The intro is dark and minimal with some female robot repeating herself… A lot! … Boooooooooring! Luckily it gets better after the first three minutes where the track seems to find its direction – more FX are added and the guys loose the minimal approach… Tempo anpassen indeed! A good, but not great track…

#02: The Invisible Hunter (In The Jungle)
Check out the very sweet intro here… Just like 12 Moons did it, Para Halu manage to create the illusion of a digital jungle…Very well done! The pace starts out slow and kinda lazy – again it’s pretty minimal, but not boring this time… The pace quickens later on, and this evolves into a full-blown party choon… I’m really impressed by the percussion work here – it’s very original and very well executed… Also the tweaked acid-lines really mess with my head – sweet! Oh, and the long ending similar to the Megalopsy album rules too! A very good, diverse track!

#03: Siren’s Fiction (Jesus In The Black Masses)
“Nothing will destroy our circle… Ride the snake!” Jesus! Another very diverse track – if you thought darkpsy couldn’t be diverse, think again… A very atmospheric ambience is created here and the guys impress me again with their clever use of both audio-channels… These stereo FX sound absolutely great in headphones! Again the subtle acid-bits really suit my taste – and overall this track rules… As dark, moody and beautiful as The Delta – and that’s just about the best damn recommendation I can give this kind of music… Stellar track!

#04: Creatures Of The IGY (feat. King Jr.)
We first heard about ‘The Land of IGY’ on the 2004 Alkaloid Productions compilation True Reality? and now it’s time to learn more about the creatures… Homen and Pondesz are joined by some dude called Peter Takacs on this track… A kinda funky number, with a fast-paced bouncy bassline, rippling little acid lines and a beep very similar to that of my mobile phone when I get an incoming txt-msg… Anyway, this is a very driving track – constantly evolving in a technoid manner… I really like the bit @ 4’47 – I guess that’s what a climax sounds like in the ‘Land of IGY’… Intense! A great track - I wish it was longer!

#05: The World Of Peace (After Awakening)
This is the aptly named title track… And it’s a downbeat track – in the middle of a full-on party album!! Brave move indeed by the Para Halu guys – but it works just fine for me… I like to relax – and sure, after four hard-hitting tracks it’s good to chill out a little… Nice! Style wise this is also a very diverse track, ranging from virtually beatless, soothing ambient to upbeat experimental chill… All made with the serrated edge that is Para Halu! They pulled it off – this is a wonderful track that doesn’t ruin the flow of the album at all…

#06: Domination (Through Controlled Minds)
Beware!! A long moody intro with static hisses and industrial noise sets the pace for what we’re about to experience… A very dark, introvert track with big hints of techno/techy minimal/industrial - though still with a modest splash of psychedelia… The bassline doesn’t evolve much and is pretty much monotonous all the way through the track – as a striking contrast to the subtlety of the previous track… I’m all for variation – and that aspect of this track is cool… This is the hardest track thus far, and to be honest it gets a little too hardcore at times… But it’s still a high-quality track – and the Megalopsy-like outro rocks!

#07: Demon’s Mother (With Fancy Hair)
“Welcome to the virtual command environment. I am the artificial intelligence that will be assisting you...”As the title suggests we’re still in hardcore darkish hyper night-trance territory – and this is a brutal Para Halu track… Very Parvarti like in structure and composition… Mad rippling acid-lines, deep dark bassline and layers and layers of trippy FX to mess with your mind… Much better now guys – this is the way I like my hardcore night-trance to sound… Kick-ass track!

#08: Animachine (This Is The Girl)
“The Union Aerospace Corporation is the largest corporate entity in existence. Originally focused on weapons and defence contracts, new ventures have expanded into biological research, space exploration and other scientific endeavours. With unlimited funds and the ability to engage in research outside of moral and legal obligations, the UAC controls the most advanced technology ever conceived.” Yeah – I know, this is the same sample used by Sycophant in his Life And Death (Remix) track on the Ketuh compilation Hyperspatial Chrysalis released less than two weeks ago… This album has been more than 8 months in the making, so there’s no telling who came up with the sample first… Anyway, this is another darkish stomper – with a spacey electro feel to it… Packed with digital farts, electronic burps and enough acid-twirls to keep me happy! Nice track…

#09: Let The Peace Control (Your Body)
“Let the peace control your body…”Another haunting intro – soon interrupted by digital hisses, a busy bassline and a cheesy voice sample repeated over and over again… I do like the synth-stabs that are introduced later on – and the laughing is a nice little touch… But generally I feel this track lacks something – or maybe it’s just the voice sample that annoys me? A decent track…

#10: Made On Planet Earth (Last Cosmonaut)
Forget about a chilled track to finish this album off – we already had it! So it’s more Para Halu madness! Nice! Classy, floating intro here… Featuring church-bells – and a cool, creepy undecipherable voice-sample… The whole rhythm section is unbelievably cool – I dunno how the hell these guys managed to create such full, morphing percussion… Oh yes, this is forest music – very shroom friendly – and very reminiscent of some of the earliest Parvati compilations… Kinda like Droidsect, Dark Soho or a stripped down version of early Hux Flux… I luv this style – and I can’t think of a better way to end this very cool album! The long deviant outro is also spot-on! Brilliant track!

How refreshing it is to see a hard psy-trance album with a peaceful message instead of a pretend evil devil-worshipping message… I know Beelzebub himself is on the front cover, but so is Jesus…This balance act is also evident in the music which is very varied – as varied as darkish psytrance can be… But it’s much more varied, than say the Psyfactor album… Also the inclusion of long outros in most tracks is very cool – Megalopsy showed the way on their brilliant debut album The Abstract Machine… I like when artists stray off the beaten path and takes some chances with their music… And this album takes a lot of chances musically… Way to go Para Halu! That also pretty much depicts the balance of this album in most aspects… Music wise and artwork wise… When speaking about the cover, I must also say how I find the artwork very, very refreshing and very cool… Nice one!

Journey wise this album is close to perfection… With the exception of a couple of minor glitches, I really, really like this album. There are a couple of tracks that doesn’t really do it for me, but the vast majority of tracks are beyond average quality - and the 8 months of production time have really paid off… This is a very good album – one of the best I’ve heard this year. An essential purchase for fans of intelligent dark night-trance… Fans of Parvati, Trishula and the likes need not look any further… This album will entertain you for a long time… Go get it! Enjoy!

Favourites: 2, 3(!!), 4, 5, 7(!), 8, 10(!)

DeathPosture


External links:
Parvati Records: http://www.parvati-records.com
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Rah
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Posted : Jun 28, 2005 00:39
one word... wicked, can't wait to get my hands on this          elementoftime.net
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Posted : Jun 28, 2005 09:44
no need to mention anymore, to read your reviews always a pleasure, especially if you have your hands on such stuff I am into .... enjoyed from the moment u took me thru the tracks

generally I can agree to most of what ya said .... these two hungarians definately took the chance in their music .... and walk through paths maybe unexpected as I hold this disc in my hands for the first time ...... I needed an attentive second try via headphones and closed eyes to appreciate this goodie 100% ...... this disc needs a massive sound system outside ..... then it can unfold its power and potency ..... so I am damn looking forward to taste it sooooooooon on this year Full Moon Festival ....

this disc is a real trip and regocnizable parahalu..... I have to say kinda unique ... what to say ... Giuseppe again did it !!!
thx you !

and the cover artwork ......beautiful !!! ....

thank u for the music !!!!

cheers


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FrodOhm
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Posted : Jun 28, 2005 15:22
Somehow i feel really good after reading this review, it basicly explains how i also feel about this album... So great work as allways DeathPosture!

I recieved my copy yesterday, im very impressed over this album... Besides a couple of tracks i like pretty much all of it ,variation is good!

I escpesially like it when they kick it up a notch after the downbeat track!! Exelent night music with amazing storylines!

So to Adam & Pondesz, you guys did one hell of a job with this album... Top Notch!
pr0fane
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Posted : Jun 28, 2005 19:55
Haven't heard this myself, but is "Let The Peace Control (Your Body)" a remix of 2 Unlimited? Inzanely cool tracktitle!
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Erevos


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Posted : Jun 29, 2005 10:40
Great album.Worth a buy
Adam H
Para Halu

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Posted : Jun 29, 2005 11:15
no, let the peace control (your body) is not a 2 unlimited remix, just a funny title...
and the female voices are also not samples, we recorded it directly for these tunes.
          www.parahalu.net
Adam H
Para Halu

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Posted : Jun 29, 2005 11:16
anyways, thanks for the nice words...

greetings from hungary

adam
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Cloud Surfer


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Posted : Jun 29, 2005 14:04
My favourite album of this year so far. Dark and twisted. Just as I like it. Excellent!
Mat N
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Posted : Jun 29, 2005 14:20
wow, after reading this review i'm really looking forward, sounds like my cup of coffee
chong

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Posted : Jun 29, 2005 18:27
funny "music" ... kids will like it...
DiMiTry
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Posted : Jun 30, 2005 06:06
Quote:

On 2005-06-29 18:27, chong wrote:
funny "music" ... kids will like it...



yet another old geezer who can't handle more than one sound at a time...

this is a good album. not a masterpiece, but better than 98% of psytrance out there, morning, night, prog, whatever..

cheers           ..it's just another party..
Cloud Surfer


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Posted : Jun 30, 2005 08:18
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On 2005-06-29 18:27, chong wrote:
funny "music" ... kids will like it...


Well, I most certainly think kids will like most of the ultracheesy full-on that is produced nowadays, all of which this album is NOT. Maybe you just should face the fact that not all people like melodic psytrance. I'm one of them. And claiming kids will like this...That's just ridiculous. This album rocks! (And I'm not a kid btw...)
mouka
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Posted : Jun 30, 2005 10:40
Congrats to Para Halu, this album is a masterpiece. Great arrangements and good mastering. This cd surely can rock some dancefloors.
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gaspard
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Posted : Jun 30, 2005 13:17
great album! i was very impressed by the variety of the music here. it takes you to all sorts of places. very unusual and very well done!!
definitely one to have in your collection!!
hats off to Para Halu and Parvati Recs on this exellent release!!
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