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The Dark Tradition EP
By: D'Malicious
Label: Wave Music
Release ID: WM-50113
Released: 2003-03-18

Price: 12" vinyl EP $6.00 Buy now  
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Dark Tradition   Click to Listen!  
Soft Machine   Click to Listen!  
Dark Transition   Click to Listen!  
On the title track, Dark Tradition (Side A), deep, warm analog drum and synth arrangements are crafted into a futuristic tech- house excursion that's both uplifting and hypnotic. On Side B, Soft Machine, provides a more melodic structure...the melody is instantly catchy and glides through a driving rhythm. Finally, Dark Transition, offers a more ambient version. Overall, the sound here can best be compared to works by Aril Brikha and DJ Rolando.

This record received notable recognition from press, and was praised and played by DJ's Laurent Garnier, Cosmo and John Marsh.

"'Dark Tradition' has the edgy, sweeping synths of pure techno mixed with a tech-house acidic bounce, while 'Soft Machine' plunders the old skool house back catalogue for inspiration, adds a few fine pianos and ends up in dreamy end-of-night land. Once again, riding on the crest of a Wave." 4/5 RECOMMENDED
(Jez Torrance, iDJ, April 2003)

"Another classy release from Wave, with 'Dark Tradition' throwing a load of influences into the pot and coming up with one of those deep and dirty club winners they let out of the bag every so often. Ibadan beats with a hint of afro, Aril Brikha style hard-edged synths, and a dose of sueno latino style melody works superbly, a must for anyone into the tougher output of previous wave releases. 'Soft Machine' is a housier interpretation with more melodic input, while headphone houser 'dark transition' is yer authentic body and soul style ambient snoozathon." Recommended. 5/5
(Alex Moran, Update, 12-18 March 2003)


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