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Pretty good for a Ministry disc!
on 25 July 2004
This CD is actually surprisingly good, and it really grows on the listener - then again, it IS mixed by a fantastic DJ.
First of all, whatever the cheese-meisters beneath may tell you, CD2 vastly outweighs CD1 on this album.
The first CD focuses on the more commercial side of 2001 trance, like 'Schiller - Das Glockenspiel', 'Tenth Planet - Ghosts' and 'The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia'. It flows quite nicely, and even has quite a hard edge in the middle, with Cosmic Gate and Norman Bass tracks. It's the stretch from 'Velvet Moods' to 'Wasteland' that makes this CD brilliant. Overall, some decent anthems, and also a lot of vocal-based tracks.
The second CD is a much more progressive, interesting, and less typical voyage into the trance of 2001. Simply put, it is a brilliant selection of tracks, and flawlessly mixed. While opening with the classic 'Touch Me', it migrates in an atmospheric progressive direction, before Ferry moves back into the more solid trance numbers, with some of his own work - 'Needlejuice' and a 'Field of Joy' remix. From here on in, the disc is just fantastic. The last 6 tracks have everything - following the hypnotic, bouncy feel of Oliver Lieb's 'Lightspeed' are two trance classics of the year, before Ferry drops probably the highlight of this entire album: 'BT - Never Gonna Come Back Down (Hybrid Echoplex Mix)'. This track is typical Hybrid, and an amazing way to bring the album to a close. And there's still time for Flight 643!
As usual with Ministry CDs, there are a few cheese numbers knocking around, but there's nothing embarrassing, like in some of the other TN albums. Good work Ferry!