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Tabernanthe 2 - Back To The Roots (Iboga Mexico)

Acidhive
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Posted : Jul 3, 2006 16:51
Album: Tabernanthe 2 - Back To The Roots
Label: Iboga Mexico
Released: June 2006
Cover: http://212.227.206.198/cgi-bin/zoom.cgi?ibo1cd901_b.jpg:CDs/ibo/ibo1cd901.html:;

Tracklist:

1. DJ Trancemission ft. Inner Mind - Inner Vision [6:47]
2. Ski-Fi - Hi Fidelity [6:56]
3. Nizzel & Saeg - Digital Audio Bytes [7:17]
4. FREq - Our Instincts (Joof Mix) [7:00]
5. Flowjob - Milkyway Honey Moon [9:14]
6. Mondayz Millionarez - This Music [8:14]
7. Behind Blue Eyes - Deep Impact [9:00]
8. Behind Blue Eyes - Rumble In The Jungle (Fiord Remix) [8:07]
9. Beat Bizarre - Stalactite [8:54]

Promo text: Iboga Mexico is a new progressive label based in Mexico City, owned and operated by DJ Vedant.

The label concentrates on talents from Mexico and gets support from Iboga Records in Denmark, who also supplies fresh material from their in house artists.

Tabernanthe 2 'Back to the Roots', is compiled by Vedant and Banel and marks a chapter for the growing progressive scene in Mexico, with focus on upcoming names like Saeg, Xibalba and Ski-Fi, from whom they hope to see albums on 'Iboga Mexico' in the time to come.

My review: Ok with that out of the way let's go track by track.

Track 1: Starts off slow with a lazy kinda rhythm. Keeps on going for a minute or two and those little sounds start to echo and fly all over the place, much like you're used to from artists like Odiseo, Ski-Fi and the like. A muffled echoed voice sample and you're sorted. Nice opener, good percussion, but no stormer by any means.

Track 2: 'The music.. the music...' a crowd cheers and it's off. Much in the vein of track 1 Ski-Fi continues the same kind of atmosphere. Somewhat faster though. Tends to go more melodic too, especially around the 2:30 mark. Nice track.

Track 3: Starts off with a high pitched digital sound and has this kind of thing at intervals throughout the track. Fat bassline and a good groove. Nice sampling too, not the overly used moviesamples Reminds me a bit of FREq to be honest. Good track. Nice leadsound too.

Track 4: Ah, speaking about FREq, here's a track from the man himself. Our Instincts is a classic FREq track, much in the same vein as 'Crabon Based Lifeform' which was a huge smasher from his first Iboga album. This track reminds me of that, it varies from the original in the sense that it's a bit more in the mexican style of psytrance, being a little fatter and with lots of echoing sounds. Nice mix of the original. That new FREq album is gonna be huge.

Track 5: Flowjob is up next with one of the first singles after their debut album on Iboga. Continuing in the same style this is more laidback with a good groove, nice sounds and an overall lighter atmosphere than the previous tracks on the compilation. Starting off with some lush pads, manipulated woman voice samples and an overall kinda Jaia feel this is a nice variation to the tracks that came before and one of their better tracks Good stuff. Love the melody and the work on the bass. Best track so far for me.

Track 6: Composed by Emok (Phony Orphants) and Hayden Strom (Antix), this is indeed like a hybrid between those groups two styles. Starting off with a trademark high hi-hat from Emok and some dry percussion, the Phony Orphants influence can clearly be heard. When the bassline comes in there's this kinda electro feel to it that's all so popular these days. I must say, a nice groove, and it gets going really after the 4 minute mark, when the main melody sets in. It's got that eighties electro feel to it and I like this track. This is the kind that grows on you the more you hear it.

Track 7: Click on the button! After the BBE album a while ago, they continue in the same kind of style here. Fat basslines reminiscent of Beat Bizarre and tight percussion work. Nice groove, and some truly daft sampling at the end, the plopping of a cork, the filling of a glass, the liquid squishy sounds. Otherwise, if you've heard the BBE album or other tracks, you know what to expect. I like this.

Track 8: BBE again with a track from their first album, only remixed by Fiord this time.
Fiord is a sideproject of Antix first introduced on the Twin Coast Remixes. Sounding more like Luke Chable, Fiord has taken the regular progressive path this time. Remixing a track of BBE to make it sound more organic, looser. Nice feel and a good remix for sure. Good break at 5:00 too. Kind of a melancholic feel to it. Nice one.

Track 9: Beat Bizarre with a new track and this harkens back more to the days of yonder (tabernanthe 1) in sound than any other track on the compilation. Tight stuff, but might be a bit too minimal for most people's likings nowadays. Nice work on the bass, and make no mistake, this is deep stuff. Good way to finish off the compilation. I hope their next album sounds a lot like this, I like it when they make their tracks a bit slower and deep like this.

Overall: After Iboga's storming releases of late, this is right up there with the likes of the new Summer Collection and Hibernation. The first four tracks are more in the mexican style of things, and the tracks after that remind more of usual Iboga fare. A great first release for Iboga Mexico, bringing this sublabel off to a soaring start in my opinion. 9/10 from me here, make sure you get it. Oh yeah, final words: the cover is nice, but it would've been better without the white lining IMO. Otherwise, good stuff all around.

Listen to it here: http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/ibo/ibo1cd901.html
http://saikosounds.com/english/display_release.asp?id=5866
          "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."

[Esoteric: Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum]
aden
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Posted : Jul 3, 2006 23:09
BBE's Deep impact is another precious track from Banel and René, in the vein of their great album.
But I am not so sure the rest of the tunes is coming from the same barrel as the "summer collection".
Wish we had the Zen Mecanics of the "rumble in the jungle".
Dot Kite
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Posted : Jul 3, 2006 23:54
I really like the whole production! Every track has an interesting flow and indeed the sound quality is superior.

BUT! I am VERY disapointed from the 6th track Mondayz Millionarez! The track it self is very cool! Nice, groovy...etc...BUT in the 4:39 there has been used a sample/sound from another track produced by "Basil" (the track name is "Wanted") .

I really did not expect this from Emok and Hayden. They create such high quality music and this usage of that sound is really NOT good! At least they could modify a bit the sound...

Anyway, a very reccomended release for the Iboga lovers.

Kind Regards
Tms
Nathan
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Posted : Jul 4, 2006 01:03
FREq - Our Instincts (Joof Mix) [7:00]

this track is unearthly!!!! wow!           -=The Meaning Of Life Is To Give Life A Meaning=
Banel
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Posted : Jul 4, 2006 13:50
Quote:

On 2006-07-03 23:09, aden wrote:

Wish we had the Zen Mecanics of the "rumble in the jungle".



Glad to tell that the Zen Mechanics Remix of "Rumble In the Jungle" Will appear on the swiss label MICROCOSMOS very soon...
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aden
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Posted : Jul 4, 2006 17:37
That's a nice info Banel. Thanx!
zeb nation


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Posted : Jul 4, 2006 17:54
Great Album !


Viva La Mexican Iboga !!!
Alternative control
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Posted : Jul 5, 2006 04:41
I got this cd from dj Vedant ,here in Mexico....listen to it very carefully ,since i dont often listen proggy .but really was curious about it....

My oppinion 2,4,9 track can be put as marked really really good proggy ! The rest i dont know..make me wrong...but i feel like..a loooot of proggy artists wants to be electro proggy artsist with a lot of elemnts of electro and clubby style....just loosiung in some tracks psychedelic progressive.. nothing bad , just saying my full on opppinion keke , hope you dont mind..
And for example... Zen Mechanics , Freq, Vibrasphere is what i really like as progressive ...

In the end..realy strong release from Iboga Mexico... big support !
Acidhive
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Posted : Jul 5, 2006 11:10
Quote:

On 2006-07-05 04:41, Alternative control wrote:
I got this cd from dj Vedant ,here in Mexico....listen to it very carefully ,since i dont often listen proggy .but really was curious about it....

My oppinion 2,4,9 track can be put as marked really really good proggy ! The rest i dont know..make me wrong...but i feel like..a loooot of proggy artists wants to be electro proggy artsist with a lot of elemnts of electro and clubby style....just loosiung in some tracks psychedelic progressive.. nothing bad , just saying my full on opppinion keke , hope you dont mind..
And for example... Zen Mechanics , Freq, Vibrasphere is what i really like as progressive ...

In the end..realy strong release from Iboga Mexico... big support !




Zen Mechanics has more full-on influences so it would be natural for you (as a full-on lover) to like it more. I like progressive psytrance way more than full-on these days. Most full-on sounds tired, out of ideas. Progressive is still fresh, and there's more 'trance' in most tracks than in the "candy full-on" that most full on artists like to make these days (ofcourse there are exceptions, and that's why I still listen to full-on occassionally) Anyway, this is a great album in my opinion, but I stated that before. I find it strange that there aren't that many people that have picked this up. Oh well...
          "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."

[Esoteric: Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum]
Basilisk
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Posted : Jul 11, 2006 02:19
Do I hear a sample of Morphem - Nothing Left in the mix? I don't know about this release right now... digesting it but not finding too much to chew on, especially track 5, which is possibly one of the fluffiest things ever associated with Iboga... time will tell on this one but the first impression is quantity over quality...
Acidhive
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Posted : Jul 11, 2006 10:58
Quote:

On 2006-07-11 02:19, basilisk wrote:
Do I hear a sample of Morphem - Nothing Left in the mix? I don't know about this release right now... digesting it but not finding too much to chew on, especially track 5, which is possibly one of the fluffiest things ever associated with Iboga... time will tell on this one but the first impression is quantity over quality...




The taste factor again. To me, track 5 is among the best tracks Flowjob ever made. Great stuff. And this release grows with more listens. I like track 3 a lot now, that one is really fat sounding. Great release in my opinion.           "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."

[Esoteric: Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum]
Pangea
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Posted : Aug 6, 2006 16:22
i love the fiord rmx but the rest of the album doesnt really do it for me, i think im a little burned out of the electro style,

and i dont mean to be nit picky but i dont feel the artwork represents the sounds on the cd to well           pureperceptionrecords.org

pangeaproductions.org

myspace.com/pureperceptionrecords
djmeghan
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Posted : Aug 7, 2006 23:23
Very nice CD. My favorites are: 4, 7(!), 8(!!) & 9(!!). Oh how I love the BBE sound!!!           http://www.psylicious.com
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furthur
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Posted : Aug 8, 2006 07:27
i think this music is very good
some other corkers on this cd too
the type of compilation that makes people look at me on the bus wondering what the hell is he listening to that's making him sweat and breathe like that           Load Universe into Cannon. Aim at Brain. Fire.

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