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V/A - Twisted Vision (Hadra Records 2006) CD

DeathPosture
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Posted : Jul 13, 2006 23:22
V/A – Twisted Vision

Cover: http://tinyurl.com/nl9fl

Artist: Various
Title: Twisted Vision (by DJ Leptit)
Format: CD (jewel case)
Label: Hadra Records (France)
Cat. #: HADCD04
Distribution: Arabesque
Date: 3 July 2006

Track listing:

01. 07’05” Barak – Insane Tentacle
02. 07’05” Menog – Trance Human Extinction
03. 07’24” Hyper Frequencies - L'Élektrö Bô
04. 08’04” Jahbo vs. Shotu – Trigger Happy
05. 09’38” Highko – Brain vs. CPU
06. 06’38” Syntax Error – K-8
07. 07’50” Shotu – Aarhus Virus
08. 07’28” Phonic Request & Akhoa – The Dead City
09. 06’19” EVP - Evolution

Stream: http://tinyurl.com/pvty3 (all tracks!)

Review:

All over the history, even the greatest actions and the most critical turn points, started with a VISION!

Hadra Records is a psytrance music spin-off by the French festival-organizers-turned-record-label Hadra… Maybe it’s the other way around!? I’m not really sure. What I do know though, is that this collective of French psytrancer nutters have been releasing compilations since 2004… This is their 4th instalment, compiled by the label persona DJ Leptit… The tracklist reveals a bunch of well-known names, so I’m looking forward to getting a Twisted Vision

Let me take you thru the tracks…

#01: Barak – Insane Tentacle [145 BPM]
“Mmm, I’m thirsty! Oh, I don’t think you should drink thaaaaaaaaat, it looks bad for you! Nonsense, it makes me feel great, smarter, more aggressive! … Purple Tentacle's mutated into an insane genius! … Are you sure we don't need to add anything about hideous slimy super-intelligent tentacles? Well, what possible harm could one insane, mutant tentacle do? … I feel like I could take on the world! … Build a time machine!” Barak (Fernando Diaz Gallardo) opens the ball… And this aptly named track is indeed insane… It’s fast-paced, pounding night-trance packed with humorous samples from Days Of The Tentacle and all kinds of odd twists and turns… Seriously, there’s not a single dull second here. It’s action packed and it’s very psychedelic, but it doesn’t get too pretentious. It’s simply good, wholesome fun! Reminds me a great deal of Drumatik’s style which I really like… I like this too!

#02: Menog – Trance Human Extinction [144 BPM]
“Look around. Those passes are the only entrance to this oasis! Hey, did you hear something? Shh, I hear something! […] I’m sure I don’t have to remind you that the alternative, if you can call it that, is total extinction!” Portuguese producer Menog (Daniel Bernardo) has released two albums + a long list of compilation tracks and remixes… What I’ve heard from his hands has been great, and this track is also good… Basically this is melodic party music verging on night trance with a big splash of psychedelia… I really like the eerie background pads and naïve melodies that span the entire track… They correlate nicely with the pounding bass and the twirling acid lines… Another nice track!

#03: Hyper Frequencies - L'Élektrö Bô [146 BPM]
Frenchman Gilles Béraud is another very active psytrance producer with an impressive roster of releases under his belt… With a few exceptions, I’ve appreciated most of what I’ve heard from him in the past and this track certainly has potential too… It’s energetic, twirling psytrance with a certain funky charm to it… I like the morphing sounds and how they swoosh in particular – they are very trippy and help elevate this track into higher dimensions…

#04: Jahbo vs. Shotu – Trigger Happy [148 BPM]
On this track Shotu (David Marmin from France aka. DJ Leptit who compiled this CD) is joined by Danish producer Røllike Jahbo – one of the most acclaimed Århus personalities… And that’s because of tracks like this! This is a class example of the fine-tuned, relentless, deeply psychedelic Århus-sound which rocks trance floors across the globe… Sharply defined, much focussed and deeply trippy night trance destined to fuck you up! Lovely!

#05: Highko – Brain vs. CPU [150 BPM]
Heiko Quast from Germany is a night-psy producer whom I first got acquainted with recently… His collaboration with fellow Germans Naked Tourist on the 2006 Dropout Productions compilation Project Eleusis was a stand-out, but from what I’ve understood both his album and his compilation tracks are all over or close to 150 BPMs – just like this one… And that’s where it gets just a liiiiiiiiittle too hectic for my tastes… Sure, there are a bunch of interesting, trippy and funny elements here, but that gabbaesque bassline doesn’t really fly well with me… It’s too much of a good thing…

#06: Syntax Error – K-8 [150 BPM]
And the same problem applies for the next track… It’s too hardcore! Anyway, this is an alias for Danish producer Jacob Skouborg (member of Grapes Of Wrath) who has released some real goodies over the years… And sure enough, this track oozes quality too – from the rich, shroomy qualities to the twirling acid-lines and otherworldly tweaks… I just wish it was a little less hectic…

#07: Shotu – Aarhus Virus [148 BPM]
David Marmin (DJ Leptit) is back with a solo track here… And though he’s French, he’s been infected with a virus from Denmark. Århus to be more precise! That’s right; this is definitely Parvati-like stuff – raging mad, deeply focussed, demented and triptastic night trance… And groovy at the same time! Wow, what a complex! Great!

#08: Phonic Request & Akhoa – The Dead City [146 BPM]
“The Dead City! Quick, quick, they will see, they will see. Come away! Come away! Look, look, we've found it: the way into Mordor! The secret stairs! Climb!” Wilfried Decaesteker (Phonic Request) and Olivier Charpier (Akhoa) stick together like waffles! I’ve often commented positively on their oddball and usually humorous take on psytrance… This approach takes the music to a more humane level – and leaves you smiling while you’re dancing. The intro revolves around the Gollum samples from ROTK when he’s leading Sam and Frodo past Minas Morgul – and the creepy atmosphere from the movie is portrayed well here… As the track progresses it turns into a versatile bunch of psychedelic bleeps, twisted blops and trippy twists – all tied up by some churning synths and a very well-constructed rhythm section… Lovely!

#09: EVP – Evolution [146 BPM]
The new evolution stems from information, and it stems from two types of information: digital and analogue. The digital is artificial intelligence; the analogue results from molecular biology, the cloning of the organism, and you knit the two together with neurobiology…” Closing things up is a track by UK-producer Alex Diplock… He released his excellent debut album Harmonic Module on Wild Thing Records in late 2005. I was really taken by Alex’ unique underground, yet melodic style rooted deep in old-school psychedelia… And this is a very typical EVP track – just like what I fell in love with the first time… Very melodic AND very underground psychedelic too – incredibly versatile and immensely trippy! The Waking Life samples are maybe a bit over-used, but who cares? This is a brilliant track! Perfect for dancing, trancing and late night romancing! Awesome track!

Hadra started with a vision – a twisted one! I gotta give them, and especially the visionary DJ Leptit, credit for compiling one hell of a fine night trance compilation… With only two exceptions all tracks here are above average quality… Seriously, this is up to par with a Parvati Records release! And that’s about the best damn compliment I can give as Parvati is one of my absolute fav’e labels… And this is equally good, packed to the rim with trippy, twisted and very dancefloor friendly night time tracks… Well done Hadra and DJ Leptit!

The cover art is plastered with maybe a little too much bright text, but it does not ruin the impression of a very fine package… Fans of diverse, edgy Parvati-like psytrance should NOT miss this one… Enjoy!

Favourites: 1(!), 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9(!!)

DeathPosture


External links:
Hadra Records: http://www.hadra.net/
Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/release/718108
Saiko Sounds: http://tinyurl.com/m37eb
Wirikuta: http://tinyurl.com/p7y2m
Psyshop: http://tinyurl.com/owobu
Beatspace: http://tinyurl.com/s9fjz
Chaos: http://tinyurl.com/m7zbv
Ajuca: http://tinyurl.com/qagmf
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kobi_palombo
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Posted : Jul 18, 2006 12:43
Shotu MUSIC ROXXX
ONLY this crazyy f**king frech guy back the danish mafia !!!!
crazyy tracks with jahbo and arbus virus and the syntax one great

and great cover
leptit yo da man !
Adigroovy
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Posted : Jul 18, 2006 13:18
I realy love this compilation, there is an atmosphere betwen dark, psychedelic and twilight amazing.
Killer track by Jahbo vs Shotu. Favs: 1,2,4,6,7,8           to use your head you have to go out of your mind
survey1
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Posted : Jul 21, 2006 18:04

Track 2, from Menog is great.

Maybe the best track i heard from him...

Great atmosphears.

Track 1 is very good too.

Voice of All
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Posted : Jul 21, 2006 23:21
very funny situation i have here: i like menog much more then dark psy itself. everytime i have to listen to mainly boring and dull dark clishes to get the spot of menog's track. and to end the story often one or two tracks from those albums did it to me last time there was premium attempt: menog, miraculix, scatterbrain and i liked scorb and chromatone and xatric and slug tracks all compi was in nice dark style. but here! we have even more monstrous names here... not so popular maybe but way darker. not sure that i going to like this disc but will listen to it cause menog. and by the way i was very surprised by one of previous compilations of hadra rec. rabbani - was realy great. and barak was there indeed.
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TheSupreme
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Posted : Jul 24, 2006 00:35
love the jahbo and syntax error tracks ! ! !
survey1
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Posted : Jul 25, 2006 04:35

Just one tinhg...

What the &%*! means the word "hectic" ?

Tnkx in advance
LigaLize
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Posted : Jul 25, 2006 14:19
killer trak by menog
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!Ce M@n
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Posted : Jul 26, 2006 09:42
MEnog ...SHotu           0x00000PSy
beardedwildthing
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Posted : Jul 26, 2006 18:15
great comp.top Dj that leptit,rocks it everytime!

go for it hadra...kickin stuff

hectic by the way means,to me anyway...full on in a crazy way,sometimes good crazy,sometimes bad!

Adigroovy
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Posted : Jul 26, 2006 21:05
Hectic: Characterized by intense activity, confusion, or haste           to use your head you have to go out of your mind
fullom
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Posted : Jul 31, 2006 12:10
That Shotu track iiiiiiiiiiis greeeeeeeeeeeeat!!           (`*•.¸(`*•.¸ ¸.•*´)¸.•*´)
FULL-OM PSYCHEDELIC TRANCE
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Le Lotus Bleu
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Posted : Aug 1, 2006 01:08
Between () you'll find my appeciation for each track
ranging from - to ~ upto +++.

01. 07’05” Barak – Insane Tentacle (++)
02. 07’05” Menog – Trance Human Extinction (~)
03. 07’24” Hyper Frequencies - L'Élektrö Bô (++)
04. 08’04” Jahbo vs. Shotu – Trigger Happy (-)
05. 09’38” Highko – Brain vs. CPU (~)
06. 06’38” Syntax Error – K-8 (+)
07. 07’50” Shotu – Aarhus Virus (-)
08. 07’28” Phonic Request & Akhoa – The Dead City (-)
09. 06’19” EVP - Evolution (+++)

Globally ~/+ for Twisted Vision, this mark would increase if you're fond of psyché label such as Parvati , Doof etc... In my case it's a bit too rough, i'm more into melodic psychedelic, forest trance or darkpsy than pure boisterous psy like this.

Nonetheless the Barak , Hyper Frequencies & Highko are not so connected with the ' pure psy' style as the first is more psy-full on ,the second groovy & happy darkpsy & the third classic darkpsy.
Menog also appears to me more on the South African style according to me 'a la Timecode' i should say.
sundrop
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Posted : Aug 1, 2006 09:43
barak rocks!

track #1 is fun
Leptit


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Posted : Aug 31, 2006 21:53
thanks for ur words everyone
more hadra cds on the way soon.... !!!

all the best
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