Brilliant... for 5 seconds!,
This review is from: Captain Dread (MP3 Download)
Some songs come out polished and perfect (like the two preceding this on the album). Others come out rough & are perfected with time & effort.
This one is definitive case of the latter. It has a baseline to.die.for. Of all the music I have heard (that I wanted to be just like The Prodigy) this baseline is the nearest I've ever got. So old skool it hurts.
The problem is that a really irritating violin comes in to the track about 5 seconds in & ruins the whole rest of the song. If the band had initially had the chutzpah to get rid of the violin, then this song would be celebrated as much as Killer & The Power for having classic, memorable baselines.
Indeed, what has happened with this song is that the band have evolved it so that the baseline is made clear & given time to express itself, before the violin comes in (minus the baseline). It's like they have taken common salt & made Sodium and Chloride with them - two interesting chemicals out of one boring compound.
Also, in criticism, I would add that the intro sample to this track ("I want to be a sailor...") has been missed off the MP3, just as with all the other tracks on this album.
Still, rather than by this MP3, I would recommend any of three alternatives:
First, buy this album (and grit your teeth when listening to this song).
Second, find a remix version, such as Captain Dread (Zexos Citizen Z Mix) or Captain Dread (Zexos Free Troupe Mix), both of which are good.
Third, buy Dreadzone Live at Sunrise (sadly not split into MP3's) & listen to this track on there (along with the other tracks that have been perfected by years of touring).
I leave it up to you to make the decision though, ideally, I hope that the band will one day release a single/ MP3 of the evolved version...