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The Delta - Minusman album review

lara
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Posted : Aug 25, 2008 18:58:09
To be honest, I couldn’t wait to hear some new stuff that Marcus prepared for The Delta project, but now I must admit that I had some doubts that album will see the daylight since he involved himself in many different projects. And in the end, all that waiting for new album didn’t seem so long because all these years I enjoyed his creations for other projects, so I didn’t feel the need to hear something new.
After hearing his new crafty sound I felt great happiness and I must give a big “Thank You” to Nachtstrom Schallplatten label for this great pleasure and to Japanese publisher Wonkavator who made this CD release possible.

01. Schmerzverstarker
Miniature filtered sounds that are wriggleing throughout ambient effects indicate visually the whole atmosphere like some dark and deeply buried underground object. Then, it slowly turns into distorted rhythm that is typical to this project and the energy of track starts! Many effects that are more like “underwater” and increasing of reverb give accent to occurence and rise the atmosphere tension in the track. I am totally delighted with bass line. Like a sound of some grinding machine or something like that. Pretty nice surprise is an old analog sample that wriggled through the track for a moment. I am talking about the sample that is like some kind of laser simulation or similiar and is being used in 80’s on radio stations for jingles. Snare seems to be recorded with some kind of concrete block, LOL. It is extremly strong and powerful moment that contributes to rhythm such an amazing industrial infulence !!! At the end, effect that reminds on sound of ferquency test is a bulls eye!! He could turn it up a little more to tremble our eardrums to the pain limit, LoL.

02. Minusman
The leading track on album! OUCH! What a bloody break beat! Someone is going to break a neck in the club. I’m not sure about you, but I’m shaking in front of these sounds. Tracks like this deserve reverence. Probably that is why I get crazy on industrial sounds. Pad which literally simulates the speech of monster computer in my head is a definition of this track and I believe of whole album. In my oppinion it even overpowers the destorted kick which seemed to be the strongest in the track, but after the pad that I’m talking about. There are as many filters as you want. Well, this kind of music is simply born for filters. Slightly to say – MAGNIFICENT TRACK!!

03. Minusman Rmx
If there was no pause between these two tracks, I could swear that the same track is going on, just with a little varied character. Of course, later I’ve noticed that track is renamed into Minusman Rmx, so everything is clear now. Ok, you can ask me now which beat is more massive and bigger amongst these two tracks?? The answer is: I don’t know!! Both tracks made me feel like my head is peering out of cement! I’d rather hear this in a club then win a BINGO on lottery. I swear! This sound changes a molecules structure in my body! Outstanding sound and heaviness. First-class production (nothing new for this project). I would love to find more words to describe how I feel about whole this “Delta story”, but I'm afraid that someone will think that I have some serious mental distractions and will mix up my emotions with dope, so in further text I will only use "earth" phrases.

04. Nightmares & Dreamscapes (Backstream)
We continue in the same rhythm, but this time we are moving to flat rhythm which tempo only apparently slowes down the thickest hat I have ever heard on this world. I think that I could start crying from this quantity of sound in one place. Dramatically tonality and colours, pads definitely manipulate with the listeners tension. So many delays and reverbs, distortion and highly peaked middle tones on effects. And the beat is like harvester, grinding and grinding! It is a sound term of unrealized dream of mankind - "Perpetum Mobile". Respect!!

05. Midnight Circulator Rmx
And after the 20 minutes of introduction in downtempo/break-beat style, story starts to speed up. How many times this fantastic rhythm is going to be repeated? Great! Things that keep my concentration for this type of projects, despite the rhythm which is essential in the form of movable strip, are elements such as pads that are showing emotions even when the music is hard and agressive. This can`t be experienced even on the most floating melodies in any kind of electronic music. And not to mention the moments like this disordered irritating sound that I would like never to stop and where, after his end, whole machinery starts to play. Definetly, if they ever decide to record a video, the right thing would be a symphonic orchestra that will play grinders, stamping machines, rack cutting machines and all other stuff. This is something what I call "singing machines". Who says that mechanics don`t have emotions!? I can already imagine potential DJ's that are playing this style in sets and their argueing on the parties regarding who will play this track

06. Overpressure rmx
International train for Neverland!! Sit back and enjoy. Full techno pleasure! Many hats, cymbals rides, filters that increase rhytmh and visualy symbolize it, as I already said at the beginning, endless journey by train. If the track was fast it would be roller coaster, but that is not the point here. WOW,what a sudden end of the song.

07. The Machines
Let's go! More pure techno to come! In the backround there is a sound as a siren from a distanced train, which is for this occasion pulled down to the last segment. Drive is not over. Rhythm slightly reminds me of older Deltas’ track “A+B”. And then, of course, CUT OFF untill the end to give a panel for THE GREATEST MELODY EVER!!! It blows my head off. Here is one more proof for those who don`t believe that mechanics can CRY!! Magnificent break with even better uplifiting moment which definitely plays the drill . Great break with simulation of stopping gramophone vinyl. That is an excellent stroke. It is very repeatedly used in techno tracks, but still not that often, so it is very interesting. UUUU. Must say that this emotional sequence with soft leads and falls on sound distortion reminds me to Manibus release "Distorted roads". Definitely, that is the story. That style! My style! Pefrection!
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lara
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Posted : Aug 25, 2008 18:58
08.As a child i could walk on the ceiling rmx (two in one)
Remix of very well known hit that, in my oppinion, even people who are not listeners of electronic music heared for. Progressive moment. Great! Very good and carefully chosen style for remixing. I like it a lot. After a well-known slogan it passes into the psychedelic story and leaves room for DJ sets that are rather in Psy Trance style then techno bits. Positive matter in this remix is that the track got real refreshment and also that people again have a great track which we all liked! So, despite the interleaving of this two styles in track, which really heats my hart, I would more like that the track followed on the story from the beginning, to the slogan and transition to the agressive moment, known as "roasting" Otherwise, the "Two in One" in brackets I could interpret as a division of the track on two styles, couldn't I?

09.Dustbuster
Lets go back to the sound of industry
I will not hold on to this track for too much, cause I think this is one of those tracks that are here only to fill up the album. Now, many of you would, I can guarantee, got this wrong, like I spit at the track or whatever. Infact, that is not true! I like this song, of course, but this is in my opinion, one of those tracks which are time-out between spent ideas. I really don`t know how to say this to sound better or more rationally. I can try to say it like this: If I was a DJ, I would use this kind of track in my set for switching between the two "volcanos" of songs. In case that i don`t like this track, I won't even put it into my set. So I like it. Just track is here to give a little chill to crowd of this high-light moments, to keep them in the rythm, good mood and to prepare them for next real rush of tsunami waves!!! And if I wasn't clear now, I really don`t have idea how to explain it differently.

10.Warp (megamix)
AAAAAAAA this is what I was talking about and you didn`t trust me. Here is a rush close behind! Like I already knew. Damn it, what a rhythm. This sample that plays the melody of locusts run wild, blows my mind. What a breaks, man!! Ok, you probably realize that I'm writing this at the same time while I listen to this track, but I'll try to reach this arrangement as far as i can.
Great theme of the song. Lead melodies over the synth that plays the pad are totaly unusual for this project, but it fits into the best place ever! And now, it comes that robo sound which slightly reminds me of a vocator, but in fact I didn`t like it. Somehow with this robo sound track sounds commercialized. It turnes into the happy rave moments. That part would be a good motivation for Soumi artists, cause such material in that style is the best. This is some other story, so this part is not one of my favourite, but luckily, it didn't last too long.

11.Nightmares & Dreamscapes
Breakbeat moments from the 4th track. It sounds very good. I would put this in some kind of intro or outro on an album. It is great for the beginning or at the end of release.

12.H.O.B. (+ bonus track)
LOL
He will definitely be a very good composer of movie music. Innovation of James Bond or something similar. It is really an innovation, cause that rhythm in backround is not here just like that and for sure it is not a product of tams and congas, it is a product of clear synthetic.
According to the movie criteria, harmony of all instruments has a great set up. Leastwise, it is how it sounds from my laymen view on film composition. Very interesting bonus material despite unusual number of tracks that we got on only one album.



What to say at the end of this story? Great product that marks year 2008 as one of the best in last decade for techno-trance sounds and projects. And especially one of the most productive in last years, as this sound came to parallel with extermination of White Bears. Luckily, in artists there is awaking of some nostalgy or desire for this sound. I hope that we will one day hear Spirallianz, Boo Reka, PPS, Opsis, Authentik, Three Point Turn, Tromesa and similar projects which formerly impounded attention of fans. And one more thing: one of the smallest minus to this album is that tracks are too short, for my criteria. They are too short for this kind of expression. Thats all. Keep it on originals!!!

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duyoush
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Posted : Aug 25, 2008 19:53
Excellent Review


This album is a Monter !

And for sure another milestone in the TechTrance that will be remembered for a long years from now....
A kind of music that u can hear today,another 2 weeks and another 2 years from now and enjoy it !


Big ups for Nachtstrom Schallplatten ,Wonkavator and to the mind behind it : Marcus


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Posted : Aug 25, 2008 20:48
great release/great review!


kim0
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Posted : Aug 26, 2008 00:31
Great review as always, without taking a pause for breath between tracks, lol. It made me listen to this release.

And release is just a MASTER PIECE! MUST HAVE ONE!

This man can produce everything: ambient, break beat, techno, trance and even movie music! There are no boundaries!
From dry tech tracks (as i like to say, pure gunpowder ) to tracks with melodies, as lara said "machines singing".
Just great release that will be played untill CD scrapes. And after that, I will buy a new one, LOL.
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NEO
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Posted : Aug 26, 2008 01:27
Yup,that's indeed a nice review of the album..too bad it wasnt released at other places of the world exept japan.
this review is a real teaser.
hope it whont take too long until it could be found at online shops.

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vegetaleb

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Posted : Aug 26, 2008 02:13
Delta is for me the BEST psytrance group ever!!
2008 is so rich with huge albums...
Anyway for all Delta fans I have created a group on facebook,so please come and join!
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=17414249524
mk47
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Posted : Aug 26, 2008 07:38
Whoa ! I hadn't a clue there's new delta around ! .. where can I hear samples , buy it etc
duyoush
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Posted : Aug 26, 2008 11:21
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On 2008-08-26 07:38, mk47 wrote:
Whoa ! I hadn't a clue there's new delta around ! .. where can I hear samples , buy it etc





http://forum.isratrance.com/the-delta-minusman-wvcd003-wonkavator-records/



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lara
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Posted : Aug 26, 2008 14:21
Hola everyone. Thank You for Your kind comments.
Soon i will put edit for vinyl review on this page, cause tracks from vinyl releases is mostly different then on CD.
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Galaxian
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Posted : Aug 27, 2008 18:15
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The Delta - Minusman
Wonkavator Records (WV003), July 2008
Written and Produced by Marcus Christian Maichel (GER)
Artwork By Erik Müller Thurm

Tracklist


01 - Schmerzverstärker [06:19]
02 - Minusman [04:05]
03 - Minusman Rmx [04:59]
04 - Nightmares & Dreamscapes (Backstream) [05:32]
05 - Triple Distilled - Midnight Circulator (Remix) [06:23]
06 - Overpressure (Remix) [05:18]
07 - The Machines [05:48] *
08 - As A Child I Could Walk On The Ceiling (Remix) [05:24] *
09 - Dust Buster [05:07]
10 - Warp (Megamix) [06:20] *
11 - Nightmares & Dreamscapes [03:53]
12 - H.O.B. (+ Bonus Track) [11:06]

* Written and Produced by Marcus C. Maichel, Arne Schaffhausen and Wayan Raabe


Review

No introduction needed - The Delta is back! All of the tech-trance freaks have been awaiting for this release for years! And it was worth all the wait. The Delta returs with a massive industrial tech-trance album full of agressive beats and unusual arrangements. Roughly said, expetations are completely fullfilled, and we got what we were waiting for 7 years.

01 - Schmerzverstärker [06:19]

Album shoots off with a growling sub monster 'Schmerzverstärker'. Distorted tech loops are fading in giving us just a hint of what we can hear - massive tech hypnosis! At 1:30 bassline goes in while rhythms are slowly developing into real Delta madness which we all loved! Industrial influence is very present here, with all the distorted loops growling and glitching around. 6 minutes of pure techno trance!

02 - Minusman [04:05]

Minusman starts with similiar loops and effects which is definately trademark of the new Delta sound. Industrial breakbeat with lots of short brakes developes into massive distorted track. Leads reminds me of 'March' track from latest offering from X-Dream. Exteremely experimental, extremely loud and exteremely good - for lovers of industrial broken beats and lovers of agressive dark music with experimental touch.

03 - Minusman Rmx [04:59]

4x4 version of the track. Elerything else is pretty much the same. Maybe short delayed fx shots came more to expression here due to a different feel in the track, since it is made as techno tune.

04 - Nightmares & Dreamscapes (Backstream) [05:32]

Ooookay, more experiments here! Marcus really decided to make a highly diverse album with a unique The Delta sound. 3/4 tact in this track makes the massiveness of kick and bass more expressed that in pervious tracks. Symphonic strings are also present in this track, which reminds me of some old Delta tracks, but here the production is just on a amazingly high level. Big groove, hard kick, slapping snare and loads of creepy fx - great track!

05 - Triple Distilled - Midnight Circulator (Remix) [06:23]

Here we have a track which was released on a latest Chronika installment from Boshke Beats a few months ago - now i see that this track was just a preview of the madness this album holds inside. Now the tempo goes up, short-cutted rides and squared bass adds a high amount of dynamics to the track. Totally classic sound of The Delta as we could hear back in the days : ) but now with some crazy distortion! Not much else to say - its a remake of a track which is in original version some kind of experimental DownHill-like electronica. Highly recommended for dark hours grinding at the floor. Also perfect for breakpoint in DJ set - hard techno, progressive tech and who knows what else could get nicely in mix with this one.

06 - Overpressure (Remix) [05:18]

Yeaaaaah, hard techno trance! Pumping bass, scrambled percussions, techno loops, energy! Great track, perfectly continues from 'Midnight Circulator Rmx'. This one is already a highlight on the album, party tune! I have the feeling that people really missed this kind of sound - i'm also sure that this year brought some really big changes as we speak about tech-trance scene.

07 - The Machines [05:48]

IMO the best track on album. Everything about this track is so perfect, this is one of those tracks that i can listen to over and over... Kick is a bit weaker than in previous tracks, but works great while pounding in the background. Rhythm here is the leading thing until 2.30 minute when the main theme goes in. Two distorted leads playing in the same ake making really unique dirty techno sound. In 4.30 short melody goes in which just uplifts more and more... this track will mark some unforgettable moments on a dancefloor!

08 - As A Child I Could Walk On The Ceiling (Remix) [05:24]

The second best track on album! Legendary As A Child finally gets a proper treatment! After some remixes I've heard, i wasnt satisfied at all how they sounded. Now this, this is something special. This is the track that stands out a bit from the album, since it has that unique progressive touch, groovy bass, and incredible pad. Later it gets from progressive to psychedelic, with that classic choir and guitar. Just great track, nothing else to say.

09 - Dust Buster [05:07]

Tempo goes down a bit, and we dive into deep waters of progressive techno. Rhythm is, as always great, so as deep bass and distorted leads. Short track, but another bomb from The Delta, gets easily in the mix with more minimalistic techno tracks.

10 - Warp (Megamix) [06:20]

Remake of the track previously released on Solstice Black 2 compilation from Solstice Records. Definately the most agressive track on album, bassline is just insane, totally hard techno style. Pad is great, adds even more energy to crazy rhythm. Not much trance here, basically it is hard techno tune to set the dancefloor on fire and make people crazy : )

11 - Nightmares & Dreamscapes [03:53]

The shortest track on album holds inside a beautifull peace of Delta's experimentalism as we could hear in the project DownHill. Someone called this "Movie Music" - and I totally agree. It is like a soundtrack to some deep thriller... Great track before closing album.

12 - H.O.B. (+ Bonus Track) [11:06]

H.O.B. is track which closes album. Lots of strings and unusual instruments are used hear to create this weird symphony. This track lasts only 2 minutes but it is enough since i get this track as an outro. Bonus track starts at 7 minutes (after 5 minutes of silence - i loved this trip on some old metal albums i used to listen). This track is another experimental breakbeat, this time with more electroish bass and some really nice chord shifts! I really like this track!

Bottom Line:

Amazing album! 6 years have passed since the release of "Send In..Send Back" and now we definately know that it was worth the waiting - we have massive techno trance album with extremely upgraded sound but with classic The Delta sound. I'd say its a perfect combination! What else to say, if you dont have it - find it and let yourself go...

10/10

Review by PhaseTech           VA - Momentum vol.1 - Compiled by PhaseTech
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On 2008-08-27 18:15, Galaxian wrote:
* Written and Produced by Marcus C. Maichel, Arne Schaffhausen and Wayan Raabe



This time is just Marcus C. Maichel as The delta.
BTW amazing album!!! Its interesting to see that Marcus is one of rarest artists who do job with new release better then earliest works.           http://www.soundmute-recordings.com/xsite/artists/opsy.html
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Posted : Aug 27, 2008 23:56
a BOMB album! Really like it, it got the real Delta force driving into the more minimal but still massive techno sound , all the emotional factors present strongly as well as classic Delta cinematic landscapes, my favorite track here is The Machines!!!
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Posted : Aug 28, 2008 22:09
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On 2008-08-27 23:56, Alex Boshke wrote:

my favorite track here is The Machines!!!




When i heard this track on Alic set i got blow away from it!

This track have the true spirit of the delta ! Massive on the dancefloor and where ever u will hear him...


A really must have....


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Posted : Aug 31, 2008 23:03
just excellent!!! no more words
the delta stays consistent!!!
I enjoy listen so much this album
My favs r:
06 - Overpressure (Remix)
08 - As A Child I Could Walk On The Ceiling (Remix)
and bonus track!!!
truly amazing... ... ...!!


oh oh, yeah, good review Laro Like always
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