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Talamasca - Zodiac

IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : May 6, 2003 20:00
Finally, after long wait, this album is now released!!! Happiness for all. Search out and purchase your copy soon, as I'm sure it will sell out quickly. What follows is the "edited" review I do for magazine I write for.

Artist: Talamasca
Title: Zodiac
Label: 3D Vision
Genre: Psy Trance
Rating: 9/10

01. Aries
02. Taurus
03. Gemini
04. Cancer
05. Leo
06. Virgo
07. Libra
08. Scorpio
09. Sagittarius
10. Capricorn
11. Aquarius
12. Pisces

The latest full-length from Talamasca is a truly unique concept album, written around the 12 signs of the Zodiac. The release itself is truly astounding. Zodiac far surpasses the previous CD, Musica Divinorum, in both energy and flow. The album was certainly written with the dance floor in mind! Songs based on fire signs, such as Aries and Sagittarius, are full-on storms. Earth signs come across as more standard psy trance. Tracks based on air are progressive to an extent, bubbly and happy sounding. Water tunes lean toward an atmospheric style, yet penned in a very danceable manner. The production work is simply pristine. Signature Talamasca bass and sounds abound. DJ Lestat is guaranteed to make some new fans here, as this CD is so diverse in appeal. Day time, night time, the tracks contained herein could be called upon for any styled set. A must buy!!

If you wish to read Lestat personal take on the tracks, as well as different inspirations and details regarding the creation of Zodiac, then point your browser here --->

And just for the record, my personal favorites at the moment are: Aries, Sagittarius, and Taurus. They really get the crowd moving.

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IsraTrance Team

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Posted : May 14, 2003 03:41
Good album, but I have to say I expected more experimentation... High production, very good quality. Recomended for the ones who seek improve their dj sets, because it has somehow different styles of tracks... probably one of these tracks will fit nicely on any set...

My favorites are, in no order:

Scorpio --> Fast song, very psychedelic and great kick, one of the best.

Cancer --> melodies a little fluffy/clubby but its an amazing track, maybe the best. Also my sign ...

Sagitarius --> Works on dancefloor and are really stimulant...

Capricorn --> tan tan tan nan... I like the sounds here, a little different, I think it's a really capricornian track...

Aries --> I'm getting tired of guitars... but this one is good... I like mainly the 3 last minutes... Not the best IMO, though a lot of people loved it.

Overall: 8.5/10.0
If you like full on psychedelic trance, buy it.
...Be gentle with the earth...
...Dance like nobody's watching...
...I don't mind not going to Heaven, as long as they've got Coffee in Hell...
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : May 15, 2003 19:11
Another review of it here:

IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : May 16, 2003 13:10
I must say that this album from dj Lestat is really good !!
I'm not a big Talamasca fan but this one is going to rock the dancefloor !!
They are differant style on this one,not all the track are same sounds and ...
You can listen on it full-on,psycho, prog ,uplifting trance and all have really clear sounds and the best production !!
So i can say that i have not enjoyed the last album but this one is in my case !!

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Posted : May 21, 2003 13:37
I like this album, but it's nothing like i expected.
Good usual talamasca style, but it has some bad points.

The tracks are waay too small. All about 6:30, pisces is 6 min! The album is too much dancefloor oriented, and lestat admits that if you read the booklet. Musica divinorum was great for listening at home, while this is not good for that. Besides that, the concept is very interesting. I have no doubt most tracks in this album, especially the ones below, will rock most dancefloors in the world.

Best tracks: Aries, Cancer, Taurus and Scorpio.

The cd box is simple but beautiful. Lacks the dj case insert, strange since this album is so dancefloor oriented...

rating: ****
a must buy for dj's, not so great for home listening
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : May 21, 2003 21:50
This is one of the best spytrance i heared sooo far Talamasca are the best track 4 is my faivorit "to to to, to to to to, to to to tot tot oot to tot oto to tot ot ot otot oot to tooto tot ot tooto"
Must have           Two Makes One
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Posted : May 22, 2003 18:29
one word :
Talamasca !

and few more :
this album is great !!!
go go go talamasca
love u !
          " You were born original... Don't die a copy.. "
- Some dude with a beard
Always remember:
Half of the cup is full...And the other half is on its way up...
Chaka Laka
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Posted : May 24, 2003 12:53
nice review slomi ehhh , gotta listen asap !           Dance is my Trance
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : May 26, 2003 16:29
that cancer track is one of the best melodic trance i have heard in a long time.
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Jun 2, 2003 01:43
Well, I can only say all the tracks are almost the same... so this is a pretty bad GMS album

maybe good for dancefloor... dont like           Ut ameris, amabilis esto.

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Posted : Jun 2, 2003 05:41
Aries is a track that is really rocking, down here in Brazil.

I saw people jumping high these days, its a song that roxxx the dance floor!
A good choice for a dj set !

Cancer rocks either, its a track that suddenly becomes very fast.

As usuall Talamasca rules           There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics
Aghori Tantrik

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Posted : Jun 2, 2003 18:23

Amazin psychedelic muzik!! Very good production quality!!

Luved aries..! cancer..well why r we going into eurotrance?????

anywayz, fulfilled all my expectations..good cd cover

ok one very nice idea i liked in this idea..the funda says that
"the beginning few minutes of the track signify the nature of the particular 'sign', then there might be a break signifying a 'problem' in the life of that 'sign' and ahh then it gets killer with the awakening, the way the sign deals with his problems and jumps back life, full on!!"

          aGh0Ri TanTriK
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IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Jun 12, 2003 12:29
Wow what a great album here... First of all the concept is perfect! The dig-pack and the booklet inside are also great... My favorite tunes here are: Aries (my sign), Cancer (great melodic track), libra, sagittarius and pisces (my fav here!!!). Well done from talamsca (ones again). Love every 3d vision release A killer album for the summer...
          In This World Have Your Own Bpm...
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Posted : Jul 8, 2003 09:50
I really start to like Zodiac.
first listening was strange... did I got the wrong CD and did find Talamasca vibes
I can't compare it to Mask or Musica
it's different and suprising (at least it suprised me a lot)
yes, dancefloor oriented (and I agree with Mr Chi, where is the CD case )
but really like the concept and appreciate the music, after reading
Lestat words on the booklet (very nice btw... like trance calendar )
and my sign kicks

nice shoot Lestat and 3D crew
Chaka Laka
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Posted : Jul 10, 2003 07:32
as a big fan of Cedric's music this is my verdict : tracks are good , but in most of them the phase of beginning of the story , which almost always presents in Cedric's tracks , becomes to a battle field at the end without any transmittion line ... so u're angry on the second part becouse it killed the story ... but ..those that like Talamasca sounds - dissapointed u won't coz his bassline is there , attached to those simple melodies ... as i said , the structure lacks the middle part here and there ... but some tracks are perfect - Pieces for example - one of those morning tracks that give u feeling of prosperiuos ..
those that are not addicted to Cedric's music - u won't love this one , probably u'll say all tracks are the same and u would be right at some extent ...

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