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Too many vocal effects, for a start...
on 29 October 2012
...that doesn't matter so much when the track is all about the beats, and I really got into this album from "Diode" onwards. But that's the eighth track out of 13, and I wonder if maybe that's just a bit too late.
Until then, for me, it noodles along at the same sort of level as the more forgettable tracks on Jaytech's mixes in the last couple of Anjunadeep compilations. Now, I LOVE that series - I don't think there's been a release on it that I haven't seen fit to say a few words about - and "Everglade", the first track on Multiverse, promises the same sort of ride. It's a classic opening track, but if you're used to a "Deep"-style journey, first you're going to discover that this is an unmixed album of tracks with no obvious progression, and they don't get, well, deeper until halfway through. Second, you're going to hear lots of multilayered midrange, but not a great deal of gut-wrenching bass. Boo!
That's fine if the songs are as strong as on an Above and Beyond artist album, but for the most part they're not.
So you might want to listen to some tracks on YouTube before you buy. I probably still would have (ordered it), just about - but if you don't already have Anjunadeep 03 and 04, remember that's two discs apiece for your investment, including James Grant's quite breathtaking sets. Just saying, like ;o)