009 Sound System
009 Sound System



by Rellek USER (1 Reviews)
July 11th, 2011 | 8 replies

Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A great album not just of trance, but music in general. I don't consider it a classic, but maybe when 009 Sound System releases more albums to compare this to, I'll rethink that opinion.

I chose this album because I have yet to find a track-by-track review of it anywhere on the Internet. So, to the best of my knowledge, this is the first to be attempted.

Now on to the tracks:

1. Dreamscape: A fairly short (for this album anyway) track, that begins with one of those operatic female voices common in trance, and continues for about a minute or so, slowly building more and more momentum until about a minute in, where Perls' "acid-cyber" (That's what I like to call them) vocals come in, for around 30 seconds or so, than fade out to let those opera vocals come back in, and the cycle constantly repeats listenings. It has gained notoriety on YouTube for being "overused", and I can see why. Nonetheless, still a good song, but far from great. 3.5/5

2. Space and Time: Now we're getting into much better territory. This song is very soothing for me, especially the beats when I'm driving alone at night. This song starts off strong, and never loses momentum, and the chorus is very sweet and emotionally assuring. The only problem I have with this track" TOO SHORT! A minute longer, and this track would be perfect. 4.5/5

3. Shine Down: While not my favorite, this song can best be described as simply beautiful. Images of a baby being put to sleep come to mind when hearing this song, and let me tell you, I had to pull over from driving while listening to this!

4. Number Two: If one were to argue that rock influences are evident in this album, this track would be the best bet. A very rough and funky beat constantly pervades the song, and never ceases. This isn't a bad thing, especially when one is wearing headphones. 5/5

5. Holy Ghost: A majestic, beautiful and rather mysterious track. lyrics vocals add a rather transcendental tone to the track. Perls' voice also sounds the most distorted on this track. 4.5/5

6. Standing Stones: The album's first long song, clocking in at a little under 10 minutes. Amazingly sung by Perls, the first time (in my opinion) that his "regular" voice is better than studio distortion. The chorus however, almost sounds like something off of the radio, and a bit too mainstream for my tastes. 4/5

7. Trinity: One of my favorite tracks. The first 45 seconds are the best use of those female vocals on the entire album. Then, the chorus just explodes. Every time I hear this beauty, I can never hear it loud enough, even through headphones. The chorus reminds me of a symphony orchestra at its loudest and heard through the world's largest surround system. I can picture being in the middle of the concert crowd going wild when this plays. 5/5

8. Killer With A Thousand Faces: The closest to an acoustic track here. If I was asked which track of this album I'd skip at the threat of my life, I'd pick this one. It's not horrible, it's not filler, but I just can never get into it. 3/5

9. Speak To Angels: The second track to clock in at over 10 minutes, and its worth every second of hearing time. Perls' voice is absolutely gorgeous on this track, and he never has to resort to that "acid-cyber" those to make this track work. While no fancy chorus or vocals, the whole thing is a masterpiece. 5/5

10. With A Spirit: Longest song on the album, a great progressive track. The synthesizer beats and sound effects are fantastic.

11. Born to be Wasted: Great, great, great, beat, and chorus. Fades out perfectly, and put me to sleep once.

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Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2011


I don't consider it a classic as it's fairly,

Fairly what?

but I think with the passage it will develop classic status

I think you mean "but over the course of time...."

This is my first review, so constructive criticism is encouraged. I chose this album because I have yet to find a track-by-track review of it anywhere on the Internet. So, to the best of my knowledge, this is the first to be attempted.

Get rid of this. It's your first comment, it has no place in your review. You put stuff like "this is my first time, so please be gentle" and no one will want to read it

After several listenings through YouTube, I did some research on 009 Sound System, finding a decent article on Wikipedia and a band website. I would also Google Track One Recordings' website, as they are his main studio. Anyways, just some short info before I get on to the tracks:

No offense, but no one cares about this type of stuff. You've told me the band/artist is relatively unknown, that's all I need to know; I don't care about your recent browsing history. But if you must keep it at least fix up "listenings"

Trance music is built upon repetition.

All dance music is built upon repetition; and even though I agree with you when you say it's the point because, well it is, this still doesn't need to be here.

If you want more information on trance music, Wikipedia it.


Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2011


Also, there's the fact that this is a track-by-track review. This is your first review so that's okay, but what you need to work towards is being able to sum up the album as a whole. Talk about why the album works, why it doesn't; provide a few tracks as examples and go into a bit of detail about them. Because, this:

The closest to an acoustic track here. If I was asked which track of this album I'd skip at the threat of my life, I'd pick this one. It's not horrible, it's not filler, but I just can never get into it.

Yes people, this is the one. All 10 minutes and 41 seconds of it. The YouTube National Anthem. I really don't need to say much, as you've probably heard it.

You've probably heard this one too. If not, you need to. It's a great closer, as it fades out perfectly, and is never too aggressive or too soothing. Quite frankly, an auditory delight.

tells me absolutely nothing. No one cares about the synth line at the 3:00 minute mark on track #4, you know what I mean?

**P.S. My answer to the YouTube war over Perls' religious stance is to hear and watch the video for "Powerstation." You'll figure out what I lean toward.

P.S. No one cares

July 11th 2011


Album Rating: 2.0

^what this guy says.

review has potential, but WAY to much superfluous information and not enough about the tracks. TBT's should go into detail on each song, that's what they're for.

Still, keep it up!

July 11th 2011


Personal: Fuck this group.

Non-Bias: Also, we know it's your first review, but along Deviant's posts, professionalism is encouraged. Take your time with it, make it polished. I've been here a while I know to take your time with it. *cough* Thanks Dev *cough*

Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2011


Give it a rest kid

October 12th 2014



October 14th 2014


"Trinity" was on every single Poptropica video back in 2009.
Good times

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October 30th 2018


does this have the youtube song on it

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