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Side Liner - Emotional Diving (Cosmicleaf/CLCD04)

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Posted : May 30, 2006 00:39
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review from MIKE G.
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SIDE LINER
Emotional Diving (Cosmicleaf/Unicorn Music)

Side Liner aka Nick Miamis runs one of the most creative progressive and psy-trance labels in the world right now. Unicorn is the main label while Cosmicleaf is an outlet for the more ambient-leaning material created by both himself and other artists from around the globe. If you liked either of their first two various-artist collections Chilled On Ice (2004) and Fragile Life (2005) then Miamis' new solo album Emotional Diving is an essential purchase.

Euphoric and emotional it certainly is, but the crisp, intelligent and varied drum programming alone puts this well above overcooked commercial ambient trance comps for the cafe set. Rhythmically there's elements of electro, breakbeat, dub and 4/4 dance. Layered and strongly melodic, at its best the deep lushness of
Review from Mike G

Side Liner's music is brilliantly balanced with spiky sounds, odd machine noises and percussive stabs all deployed in a very musical way. The certain edginess that is fundamental to all intelligent dancefloor trance doesn't have to disappear when crossing into the ambient zone - it just needs rethinking. This is becoming a Cosmicleaf trademark and few labels are doing it better.

Rating: 4/5           www.cosmicleaf.com
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Posted : Aug 9, 2006 00:59
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review by Pedro Gaspar aka Juggler
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Here we have the debut album of Side Liner, with some original tracks and some remixes.

The atmosphere of track 1 starts very slowly and peaceful, it gives you something like an “out of body” experience, like if you are seeing something with your eyes closed…by other side, there is a melody that gives a melancholic feeling too.

Track 2 remixed by Zero Cult have a downbeat formula mixed with some beautiful psy tunes, I think more to the sunshine time…some sounds make me think that this is the end of something that it’s not supposed to end…nice sound

Track 3 is very lighter…I think it can be the perfect soundtrack for something with an Actimel aspect till some time it’s very pleasing but after, it starts to be a bit repetitive…I think it could evolve a little more.

Track 4...My cat loves this one, the 2 times that I listened near her she started to sleep the downbeat sounds are there, very playful and criative...very trippy one, especially for the dark hours.

In track 5 I feel my body like if I’m walking in a dark den, walking very slow...from time to time I can see some light beams coming from the rocks, very bright and peaceful...when comes the break, it seems that I’m finding a lagoon full of water, and here I can choose from two possibilities: to dive into or to come back to the start...you have to listen the rest of the track to know it...very very deep.

Track 6 is very quiet again...it’s a bit repetitive but has a beautiful women singing that gives some movement and some beauty to the track.

Track 7 can be used for a passerelle...it has some trip-hop beats, a groovy and hypnotic bassline that I don’t know why but makes me think in some women defiling on a passerelle...

Track 8 can be called “Puzzle”...it starts with just one piece and second after second it gains one more piece and another and another till we start to see something, some good progressive chilling stuff

Track 9 is a bit more fast (126bpms)...it has a deep and power bassline in a downtempo mood...another track representing the more progressive side of chillout.

Track 10 gives again the pacific and mellow atmosphere of the ambient music...some psy tunes very inebriate, mixed with a more classic sound but very deep too.

Great surprise this Side Liner debut album , all tracks have a nice construction and progression... very relaxing and perfect for listen after some Summer party.

9/10


          www.cosmicleaf.com
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Posted : Dec 25, 2006 13:06
Musical Starstreams Radio Show
Top 20 Albums of 2006
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#6 Side Liner Emotional Diving

Full Top 20 at:
http://www.starstreams.com/playlists/top20/top2006.html

New Side Liner album coming in Feb 2007,
demos: www.cosmicleaf.com

Seasons Greetings to everyone,
Cosmicleaf Records           www.cosmicleaf.com
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