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A more than worthy Release from the 'DJ Kick's' label.......,
This review is from: DJ Kicks (Audio CD)
This would probably be my first introduction to `Carl Craig', and like the finest of the established Detroit Techno artists, his set is a steady progression of manipulating sound, and creating mood, as opposed to hands in the air E-generation.....this is music for the more (Dare I say it??) discerning listener, with Carl working little by little, building on his stable foundations to shift through various states of musically diversity without sudden shifts in tempo. Starting off with mostly sublime percussion tracks, it all hits a peak with the tremendous "Crazy Dream (reload mix)", leading perfectly into "I2I"....and never allowing any weak tracks to disturb the flow, before half through the album moving smoothly into a drum heavy sequence of tracks, where astounding drum programming skills take effect, to create pulsating Drum loops that almost certainly prompt simultaneous head nodding....but the end of the album, Carl's so blissfully aware he's captured the listeners attention, that his last track is a 9 minute epic made purely from samples of the previous tracks, and it's at this point, that you realise that this release will get regular playing time.