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The fact that earlier versions of some of the songs have been available on different compilations should not deter anyone from buying this album as "In the Light" is a completely new aural experience with the exception of "Wizard", the haunting and ethereal sounding untitled hidden track that was featured on the Illusion album. Changes, another track found on Illusion, is found here with Gina Rene's smooth vocals and a different insturmental mix than the Illusion album version. "Alright", which was previously made available on OM:100 and Es Vive Ibiza, makes an appearance in an updated smooth lounge "3PM Mix" that is reminiscent of Gabriel Rene's Aquanote album. Lastly, an earlier version of the jazzy "Where Were You" was featured in OM Lounge 2. Honestly, I was hoping to see "Never Stop" and "Superfunk 2000" reworked or remixed by the band in some way, maybe in the future. The original version of "Never Stop", a very hip hop influenced track, can also be found on OM:100 and "Superfunk 2000" is featured on the OM compilation Tektonics.
Overall this album is amazing aural journey from beginning to end.Read more ›
Like a lot of people who followed this revolution in real time, I'm largely disappointed in the result, i.e. the bland commercial dubstep of today. At the time, it seemed like electronic music was destined for something so much greater. But, much like Soulstice itself, great beginnings were followed inactivity, leaving a vacuum into which lesser outfits filled and thrived.
Thus, running across this new album was a pleasant surprise. I guess I should put "new" in quotes though, because this isn't really a new album, it's more the result of attic-cleaning from Soulstice's narrow circa-2000 period of creativity. Knowing this in advance, I was expecting this to be little more than a collection of also-rans that weren't good enough to make the cut of their debut [and only original] album from 2001, Illusion, plus other ideas that were eventually reworked into other songs. And the first track, "Realistic," is a pastiche of the most memorable bits from Illusion, reinforcing the idea that there wasn't going to be much special or interesting here.
Boy was I wrong. This album is interesting, special, even great.Read more ›
Fans of Illusion will feel right at home, smokey bar vocals, nice beats and the floaty atmosphre melodies in the background. Some tracks of course are better than other but none are outright bad (I'll forgive the budstep part in Realistic).
Overall a very safe bet if you like Trip-hop and a sure one if you like Illusion.
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Soulstice came back strong with "In The Light" in 2011 after releasing their debut CD "Illusions" in 2001. Read morePublished on September 19, 2013 by T Gibson12
Very glad to see this group reappear with "In the Light" after many years absence. This album definitely satisfies and takes their considerable talent to a new level. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by M. Clarke