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on 28 April 2001
Wow! Nothing else need be said. But I will! The anticipation surrounding this one was truly deserved. A stunning peice of cutting edge Drum and Bass with everything you could ever want from a D&B album. The solid, incessant beats(Syringe), driving bass that refuses to let your feet rest(Pacman), delicate electronic melodies floating over the top of a turbulent sea of sound(Flightpath). Mmmmmmmmmm, yummy. Some of the build ups and subsequent breaks in this album are just perfect. Pacman for example switches the emphasis from snare to bass after each break. Subtle, yet oh so effective. I was most pleased to see a level of production that matched the live arena. Too often the production levels of some D&B albums/compilations really let down the tracks but with the Creeps you get a full spectrum of frequencies from high to low, losing no sound reproduction and a fuller, more enriched sound. The second, mix Cd is my favourite because Ed Rush and Optical get to show some of their true qualities and what makes them forerunners in the scene. Also, the track order is a little different, presumably allowing for a better mix which works really well. Kerb Crawler, one of the two extra tracks on the second CD is stunning but the other, Bleep Bleep does nothing for me. It's the only track that I can't listen to and I find myself skipping past it more often than not. But that's the only criticism I have of the whole album. The mix of The Creeps into Flightpath is seamless and technically excellent as it is throughout the album, giving the impression of a journey rather just listening to music. Very futuristic, very hard, very very good. It just doesn't let you stop for a second. I could go on but I'd end up rambling so I'll leave it there. Buy it! Now!!
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