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A good solid album,
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I will say I have never heard/bought a bad mix/studio album by sasha his sound has evolved over the 2 decades I have been listening to him and this album is no exception.alot of vocals which on the whole I like. It builds well and sounds well put together. I am not over keen on the last track late night by foals but maybe I just need to give it a little more time to grow on me as I am used to strong ending tracks on the involver series. In order of my preferred albums in the series I would say involver 1,3 and then 2.
Now onto some of the rather strange comments by other reviewers on amazon.
One reviewer has mentioned the more commercial sound of this album because it has been released on MOS label but I think you will find that the original Exposure albums were released on MOS and those 2 albums were in no way commercial sounding so just because a label releases commercial electronic/house music albums it does not mean that everything released will lean towards that.
One more reviewer has mentioned that this albums mixing sounds sequenced? What would you like him to do? dig out the 1210's and mix it straight from vinyl that has not been done again since exposure 1 and 2.
Is this a perfect album? No its not. Is this a 1 star album? not a chance. Sasha has been playing tracks similar to this for the last 6 months to a year so its not like its a break away into completely new ground. There is no breaks on the album but I was under no impression there would be the high hats are constant through the album and I like it. It reminds me of his abelton mix from maida vale for radio 1 which he used the same drum loop and cymbal crash through out the whole mix. Several producers do this (jondi and spesh,hybrid,zabiela ,nalin and kain,steve lawler to name but a few).
Sashas older albums are great and I love them but I remember when airdrawndagger was released that was such a change from what he was releasing it took alot of people by surprise. If you look at his remix of flutes which in my opinion is classic sasha and a belter of a track people were maybe thinking they would maybe be getting more of the same which I also would have liked but we got this and I like it.
It is a welcome break from the monotonous dull tech house which a lot of the old school prog dj's are playing now.
I would recommend this album to any past or new fans of sasha in a heart beat.