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Sound Field - Audio Surfin' -=- Oxygen Records

LigaLize
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Posted : Apr 2, 2007 20:24
great album first track killed me           Dance is - As a matter of fact, socially admissible public analogue of the sexual act :)
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Posted : Apr 3, 2007 19:57
nice cd liked it aaahhhhhhhhhh           - - - - - - - -
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ND
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Posted : Apr 9, 2007 17:14
Big thanks for the reviews and responses, thanks to those who have heard it by any chance, thanks for making us smile.

Not anyone understood the deeper idea of the concept, but that's not important, what's important is that you made this small discovery for yourself.

ND

P.S. Special thanks to Liron, Oxygen Rec. and Lars (Mindfly)

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ND
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Posted : Apr 9, 2007 17:19
Review from psyreviews.net:

Golly gosh. Sound Field is one of a series of projects from Andy Yakovlev who’s the brains behind Prosect, Sonify, and ICO; and he’s also proof positive that Israel can indeed produce decent electronic music if it wants to.

Psychedelic Revival has a huge intro that gives way to a pumping bit of amyl house, with a solidly massive bottomend that drives it along. There’s the occasional nod to the oldskool, and the way it escalates house-like into a huge, arena-busting crescendo suggests that you’re in for something a bit special here.

Technological Terror is like a more paranoid Behind Blue Eyes, with a very wobbly highpoint, while Midi Tales is more like a shifting cacophony that sounds like true psychedelia stuffed into a progressive envelope. Return To The Field is where is starts to all come together: here Sound Field’s sound becomes unique, on an epic track with a pulsing groove under analog acid, loud stabs, and an escalation pattern that’s as though Orbital never disbanded.

Crossbreed maintains the energy and the excitement; it’s house Jim, but not as we know it. The sound here is staggering, you can feel the sweat forming on the ceiling and walls, everything’s finely-tuned to sound epic, energetic, and special. Dub Vibration starts out downtempo, and finally picks up into that wonderful slomo 4-4 that most artists seem to overlook these days. Funk Science is utter class, and reason enough for buying this album. The midsection is a sheer delight, and the floaty, pensive, mature approach is as refreshing as it confidently unique.

Second Step Above The Sun is, we presume, some sort of continuation to First Step Above The Sun, the standout track from Oxygen’s cracking compilation Occurrence. The vibe is similarly wonderful here – cinematic, rolling, unfolding, intricate. This is just the sort of music I want to hear outdoors; the layering and melody co-conspire to create a very special place; if you subscribe to the idea that DJ’ing, and dance music, is all about creating moments for people, then this is truly something special.

Finally, Lifted Higher does just what it says on the tin. Floaty, fluttery, rushy, but without falling into the cheesetrap.

All in all this is an impressive album. The second half is, for me, the more accomplished and exciting part; but this isn’t to illegitimize the whole thing. At times the mastering is a bit bull-in-a-china-shop and hence some of the punch is lost in a muddy redlined trap at the bottom; this doesn’t help when the music itself is all about intricacy and hidden dynamism. Still, a worthy purchase and one of the more individual, confident albums around at the moment.

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Posted : Apr 9, 2007 18:16
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On 2007-04-09 17:14, ND wrote:
Not anyone understood the deeper idea of the concept



Can you please give more info on this?
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DeathPosture
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Posted : Apr 11, 2007 21:59
Sound Field – Audio Surfin’

Cover: http://tinyurl.com/ysf9r4 + http://tinyurl.com/yu7lj6

Artist: Sound Field (Israel)
Title: Audio Surfin’
Format: CD (jewel case)
Label: Oxygen Records (Spain)
Cat. #: OXYCD006
Distribution: Arabesque
Date: February 2007

Track listing:

01. 09’39” Psychedelic Revival
02. 08’59” Technological Terror
03. 08’26” Midi Tales
04. 06’47” Return To The Field
05. 09’26” CrossBreed
06. 08’09” Dub Vibration
07. 09’01” Funk Science (Southern Mix)
08. 09’55” Second Step Above The Sun
09. 08’15” Lifted Higher

.m3u-playlist: http://tinyurl.com/2ccatj (all tracks!)

Review:

Cross-dressing trance.

The sixth release from Spain’s Oxygen Records is the long awaited debut album from the Sound Field duo consisting of Israeli studio wizards Andy Yakovlev (ProSect, Sonify) and Liron Atia (who suffered an accident recently causing Andy to continue the project on his own for the time being).

When I write ‘long awaited’ I mean it – every single compilation track I’ve heard from these talented guys have been nothing short of breathtaking… Endlessly funky music from the deep realms of progressive trance fused with all kinds of electronic hybrids creating purebred crossover trance… Let’s find out if their full album delivers the same kind of stamina.

Let me take you thru the tracks…

#01: Psychedelic Revival [135 BPM]
“My music, it started without me!” And we open with a blast! As the title reveals, the guys go straight for the gold, and presents us with a sure-fit psychedelic blast… Extremely versatile, eclectic trance which draws on all kinds of influences. Lush percussion, driving synths and tweaked rhythms. The perfect hybrid between rich, funky progressive trance and twirling psytrance… Amazing track!

#02: Technological Terror [138 BPM]
The next track is a pun on the pretentious darkpsy fad which is currently swamping our scene… Of course the alleged darkness isn’t allowed to prevail for too long, and after the minimal spugeadelic intro, the track finds itself somewhere in between melodic morning bliss and gritty progressive trance… Lovely floating stuff, which I think works better for home listening or beach crusing than on the dancefloors.

#03: Midi Tales [137 BPM]
“Learn not to cross me!” The next track has more dancefloor appeal though. After another very original intro, we’re exposed to a beautifully orchestrated track with a deep, sharp, bouncy nature… Despite the lower BPM, this actually sounds faster than the previous one – and the subtle-placed acid-bits go down really well with this reviewer. Brilliant track.

#04: Return To The Field [140 BPM]
Let’s shelf the crossover action for a while, and just listen to this uplifting track which is a textbook example of lush progressive trance building to a frenzy… The progression is spot-on and is destined to leave smiles on everyone exposed to it… Sexy stuff for sure, but I prefer the edgier tracks over this.

#05: CrossBreed [138 BPM]
And we’re back in crossover territory… This one leans heavily towards commercial melodic trance – with a subtle Sound Field twist to it… Uplifting melodies, harmonic pads, tight percussion and seamless chord progression… All pretty cheesy elements, but I can’t help but like this… It’s just so damn crisp. Nicey nice!

#06: Dub Vibration [120 BPM]
Next up is another detour – this time into…You’ve guessed it – smoky dub! Dub which eventually picks up the pace and morphs into faster, danceable stuff. Would mix perfectly with Ganja Beats, Kukan-Dub-Lagan and the likes… This track has some smooth passages and the production is flawless, but I’ve never been the biggest fan of dub to be honest. The rasta samples doesn’t help either.

#07: Funk Science (Southern Mix) [130 BPM]
Time for a slow-burning, low-ripping progressive back-burner… This is lush, plush and totally laid-back sexy beach house trance… (!) Real percussion and stretched harmonic background pads alongside some soothing, joyous melodies… Very Scandinavian sounding with a seductive Southern edge. Wallpaper yes, but good and wholesome wallpaper.

#08: Second Step Above The Sun [132 BPM]
The lush progressive trance feeling continues on the next track which has just a tad more bite… A pounding, yet funky rhythm section provides the funk factor alongside some patented Sound Field synth lines and some house antix! (Pun intended!). It’s still as sexy as its predecessor, but the extra edge makes even more enjoyable and this is my fav’e of the two. Yummy!

#09: Lifted Higher [130 BPM]
“We will fly!” On the last track the guys are joined by Lars Knudsen (aka. Mindfly) form Denmark. What we get here is lovely balanced progressive trance with a nightly atmosphere and a deep, groovy kick. Pretty straightforward without any major surprises, but with such an uplifting nature that you cannot help but like it… A fine little track which is rich in trance nutrition.

The Sound Field debut album is a very enjoyable encounter. Just as I’d expected, this was a very versatile journey spanning a wide musical spectre. From aggressive, relentless psytrance to smooth, silky-white downbeat, over lush and uplifting morning trance… And pretty much everything in between… There’s something for most people here.

Top notch production quality too from these multitalented producers… With only a one track that didn’t do much for me, I’m also impressed by the quality level here. From the subtle artwork to the story-telling. Lovely stuff for stuff for sure, that will most definitely find fans among both hardened trancers, clubbers and crossover aficionados. Enjoy!

Favourites: 1(!!), 3(!), 5, 8

DeathPosture


External links:
Prosect: http://www.prosectorium.com (currently n/a)
Oxygen Records: http://www.oxygenrecords.com
Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/release/913232
Saiko Sounds: http://tinyurl.com/yvx63b
CD Universe: http://tinyurl.com/23hz39
Beatspace: http://tinyurl.com/2dy7ys
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/27o4pm
Psyshop: http://tinyurl.com/246e8z
Juno: http://tinyurl.com/yru2xo
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Voice of All
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Posted : Apr 11, 2007 23:26
great review man!

The sixth release from Spain’s Oxygen Records

but are sure that oxygen is from Spain? not Czech Republic?           Spiritual guides are to practice and serve in ways that cultivate awareness, empathy, and wisdom.
DeathPosture
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Posted : Apr 12, 2007 20:15
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On 2007-04-11 23:26, Voice of All wrote:
great review man!

The sixth release from Spain’s Oxygen Records

but are sure that oxygen is from Spain? not Czech Republic?



Thx. And yes, TV moved to Spain.           On really romantic evenings of self, I go salsa dancing with my confusion...
Mindfly
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Posted : May 14, 2007 10:51
It's been a real joy to read all those beautiful words written about our co-op track 'Lifted Higher', but also on the whole album.
Sound Field will always have a very special place in my heart. Andy and Liron has created something very unique here.
Love and respect always to you guys.


P.S: Special thanks to Andy for the process on creating 'Lifted Higher' - it's been a great learning experience.
Let the creativity flow... always.
RebeL9
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Posted : May 15, 2007 17:24
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On 2007-05-14 10:51, Mindfly wrote:
It's been a real joy to read all those beautiful words written about our co-op track 'Lifted Higher', but also on the whole album.
Sound Field will always have a very special place in my heart. Andy and Liron has created something very unique here.
Love and respect always to you guys.


P.S: Special thanks to Andy for the process on creating 'Lifted Higher' - it's been a great learning experience.
Let the creativity flow... always.



any more releases from you in the near future Lars?
ND
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Posted : May 20, 2007 19:12
Thanks for the fresh reviews and feedback. E

Enough good things being said, but it doesn't reflects the sales or bookings. For some reasons it had not enough exposure. Bad promotion? Bad music? MP3? Corrupted scene? Who knows... No ones fault.

Like Colin said: I know that my album is the best in the world. you know that your album is the best in the world... Personally this album inspires me, that's a physical output of my imagination.

To answer your question full_on, it's not about the reviewers here whom understood what's happening more or less, many people I've talked to don't see the colours, the idea of crossover, the idea of psychedelic, the idea of progressive as not for the track structure but for forward moving.

Lars, thanks for that, my pleasure. Now go back to work!

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Anak
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Posted : May 24, 2007 00:05
this is THE shit of the year. outstandingly awesome music, it leaves me totally amazed, spellbound, if it wasn't for the beers, i wouldn't find any words. my favourites are no. 5 and 6, but the whole thing is thoroughly adorable, and such are hard to find really. Audio Surfin' is full of wicked sound-design, twisted percussion flying around your head like drunken bees, very detailed and refined, it's assshakingly groovy and mindfuckingly psychedelic. i'd give 11 points of 10 possible ones. it's just brilliant.

huge thankies to everyone involved in writing and releasing this beast. you fucking rule.
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Mindfly
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Posted : May 31, 2007 11:25
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On 2007-05-15 17:24, RebeL9 wrote:

any more releases from you in the near future Lars?



Nothing in the pipeline for the moment, tyvärr... =(           
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zen mechanics
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Posted : May 31, 2007 14:40
yeah great well-rounded album for sure. music with vision... looking forward to hear more from u!
karmakanik
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Posted : May 31, 2007 23:25
yeah this is a really great album, very well rounded with everything you could ask for imho.

favorites are "Midi Tales" and "Crossbreed", amazing stuff!

also have to mention the Prosect track "Urban Glide" on the "Destinations" V/A... i just wish you guys had put it on the album since it's the only track on that CD i really connected with, haha

hope to hear more great material from you soon ND

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