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scissorlocked
September 19th 2011



3509 Comments


I'm finding this on most best "electronic music" lists

it's really brilliant if you consider that this is almost 20 years old

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
September 19th 2011



31087 Comments


Why would that matter?

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clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
November 26th 2011



6438 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Tripping my ass off on this!

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clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
December 11th 2012



6438 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hearing Halcyon live was one of the most transcendal experiences of my life so far.

Eloriaz
January 8th 2013



687 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This album : a magnificient travel through space and even time.
And those "horn sounds" on "Impact" are some of the most infectious notes I have ever heard in any
music.
The album is very danceable too, I can't imagine how nice it must be hearing it loud and profound in a
big stadium or something like that!

SanguineCream
February 22nd 2013



598 Comments

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Nice description and i couldn't agree more. I saw them live just last year here in Aus. They are
spectacular, and a sound experience that's hard to match. The Hartnoll's really know how to create
texture and gravity with their choices. Their music from this period was definitely made for live
stadium play i have no doubt because i got shivers down my spine when they went into Lush 3-2 through
to Impact and then Belfast. The atmosphere being in amongst fans that have been following them since
the beginning is beautiful
When driving back from the concert my mate and I were discussing that hearing Orbital live back in
early 90's when this music was new must've been mind blowing.

SanguineCream
February 22nd 2013



598 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I will note i'm a baby to live electronica, though

Eloriaz
February 22nd 2013



687 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Aw man, I would love to see them live too! I'm glad you got that experience ^^
I live in Montreal and many HUGE UK electronic acts never come here or haven't for like 15 years!
Orbital, Underworld, The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy don't come very often to Canada :P

SanguineCream
February 22nd 2013



598 Comments

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Yeah, I can relate to that. Suckage. I hope you can see them one day! Definitely save and keep an ear
out, Orbital's still on their world circuit, although i'm not sure you'd have to check. Wonky was
released about ten months ago so assume they're still promoting it

Judging by your avatar you're a Chem bros fan, have you seen them live?

Eloriaz
February 24th 2013



687 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Who knows! =)
And yes!!!! I'm a big big fan of the Chems but... I still haven't seen them live!
Using the word "still" because it HAS to happen someday ^_^
I have the DVD of "Don't Think" on my computer and man...... it is incredible. Their visuals match their music so well. From what I have read so far they have an outstanding "live reputation" and honestly, of all electronic acts that exist, I would pay the most to see the Chems live!
Though Orbital comes close :P

Rev
February 24th 2013



9408 Comments


yo where do I start with these guys?


I heard a really bomb track on I think Jamie xx's essential mix but I dunno what it was

Eloriaz
February 24th 2013



687 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I haven't listened to all of their albums but I would suggest, track-wise, to start with the likes of
"Chime" and "Belfast"! They are two of their earliest tracks (I think "Chime" was composed in 1989)
and should start you off quite well. They are also quite iconic in their own way.
Their first album (Green Album) is very very nice (old-skool techno!), but is still more of a
compilation than a tight-cohesive album. Of course you can't go wrong if you start with the Brown
Album (this one), which is their second.

Rev
February 24th 2013



9408 Comments


apparently Belfast was the track I was thinking of. thanks

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
February 24th 2013



6438 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

For what it's worth, I started with In Sides (because it has The Box), but you really can't go wrong with any of their 90s albums.

SanguineCream
February 25th 2013



598 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

^ Here here. I wouldn't personally recommend The Middle Of Nowhere to anybody since i find it pretty
underwhelming structurally. Still it's hard to be disappointed by any of this duo's out-put, whether
it be their experimental or their dance/tance-ier material.

"I have the DVD of "Don't Think" on my computer and man...... it is incredible. Their visuals match
their music so well."

That's cool man. Yeah i've never been a huge Chem fan myself, besides owning Exit Planet Dust and
Dig Your Own Hole - i particularly like DYOH, but i've never really enjoyed them much as their
contemporaries like Orbital, Underworld, Fluke, Leftfield,(mind you, not having heard the other Chem
albums past DYO i probably shouldn't judge). Considering
checking them out again if you have any recommendations?

Rev
February 25th 2013



9408 Comments


that reminds me I haven't listened to DYOH in ages

Eloriaz
February 25th 2013



687 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

@SanguineCream

I sure have =)
Nearly all of the tracks played in "Don't Think" are classic Chems in my humble opinion. "Hey Boy
Hey Girl" is an important moment in their career : this is where they shift from earthshaking Big
Beat to tasty tasty house/techno (I'm not knowledgeable enough to distinguish those two genres).
"Out of Control" is also mandatory; plus it features New Order's singer on vocals (I am a fan :P).
So if you haven't listened to them : Hey Boy Hey Girl + Out of Control! Essentials! You will kind of
"re-discover" the Chems with those tracks. If they hook you enough, try also "Music: Response",
which is their next excellent opener after the legendary "Block Rockin' Beats".
I could go on with the likes of Star Guitar, Believe, Saturate, etc.
If you are looking to explore a third Chems album from start to finish, I suggest you "Further". It
is their latest album and it is gooooooood, so good. I love it. Escape Velocity. Another World.
Horse Power. Swoon. And of course the bonus track "Don't Think" : a simple yet mesmerizing track
which is one of my Chems favorites.

By the way, you mentionned Fluke which I haven't explored yet! I have pretty much their discography
on my computer, though, and I look forward to listen to them. Where should I start? =]

SanguineCream
March 4th 2013



598 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Ah cheers man, Much help. I bought the blu ray of 'Don't Think' from amazon few weeks ago. Now
waiting on it to arrive. I actually need some good new live concert dvd's for my collection so
hopefully that'll make a sweet addition!

And Fluke are beautiful. Primarily i'd start on their most commercially successful album 'Risotto'
which is generally regarded as the masterwork, and definitely an essential album in 90's
electronica. 'Atom Bomb' 'Absurd' 'Mosh' you've heard before no doubt. Or really, you could just as
well start from their early work and go from there, Six Wheels On My Wagon (1993) onwards.
Considering all of their output is superb and they're one of those groups who's style evolved and
improved throughout their discography. Early Fluke is definitely more
straight forward sort of progressive techno/house compared to their later style which became darker
and almost industrial. Mike Bryant Jon Fugler are amongst the most innovative British electronic
duos, they crafted a totally distinct sound of their own. Can't speak more highly of them really

Eloriaz
March 4th 2013



687 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Excellent. I will start no later than today. Probably will get all of those albums on my iTunes and
work my way forward with a keen eye on "Risotto". And mind you, I have never heard any of the 3 tracks
you mentionned ;)
Or maybe I have but I don't remember the titles. A year ago I was still a novice in electronica, had
so much to catch up with 80s, 90s and 00s electronica/synthpop acts (+ the likes of Kraftwerk). Still
have!
I hope you will enjoy "Don't Think", if it is possible listen to it very loud and in the dark, it will
set you in the perfect mood =)
Cheers!!

Typhoner
June 10th 2013



837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is immense

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