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3.0 out of 5 stars Andy Moor or Less, 24 Dec. 2013
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I was dubious about purchasing this, most artist albums from top DJs never quite live up to the same standards as their best offerings. This then, the debut from long standing pioneer Andy Moor comes at a bitter disappointment. It seems most DJs try too hard to construct a pure 'artist's' album where they concentrate most of their efforts on song writing and lyrics and as a result forget about the stuff that made them so popular in the first place. For example, I deleted 5 of the 18 tracks because of the cheesy-heard-it-all-before-in-the-90s lyrics which I could not bare to listen to and effectively spoiled the whole track for me. This is of course personal taste but what makes Andy Moors music so enjoyable for me is his genius layering of sampled voices not their poignant messages, which he clearly tries so hard to achieve. Another thing I love about his style is bouncy, deep bass lines which are brilliantly shown in tracks like K-Ta and In Your Arms...but thats where it stops which is disappointing. These for me are the best tracks to demonstrate his style and they take up no less than 11.1% of the album (ironic). Having said that, other more surprising highlights include Please Forgive Me, Time Will Tell, and Don't Sound The Alarm which is important to note for it's tasteful use of lyrical content paired with a deliciously dark bass line and break beat. Which brings me on to another criticism: the over use of break beats. There are too many break beats for my liking, probably about 5 tracks (forgot how many exactly) but I only kept 2 on my iPod (Elysian Fields and Don't Sound The Alarm). I don't know if this is Andy Moor's future sound he was trying out or just trying to bring some variety to the table but I know I am a fan and haven't heard many break beat Andy Moor tracks and they only are successful when combined with his other strengths I have mentioned earlier.

So in a nutshell it's more or less what I expected, average artist album from a great DJ. I have yet to pick up a DJ artist album I enjoyed from the trance/house genre and personally I don't think they are a great idea. The best beats from this sort of music come from collaborative efforts in compilations and remixes, when the artists try too hard to come up with a proper artist album they lose their way a little and I'm afraid this is a prime example. 3/5 stars.
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