Critical Sound - The Album

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  1. Nick-ep

    Nick-ep RudeFM/In-Reach

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    OCTOBER 2009 - CAT NO CRITLP03 / CRITCD03

    Vinyl

    A - Break - People Are Different
    B - Serum & Bladerunner - Images
    C - Calibre - Tru Beat
    D - Rockwell - Underpass
    E - Sabre - Leaf
    F - Illskillz - Black Rabbit
    G - Spectrasoul - Wedgehead
    H - Jubei - Outcast

    CD 1

    1 - Break - People Are Different
    2 - Serum & Bladerunner - Images
    3 - Calibre - Tru Beat
    4 - Rockwell - Underpass
    5 - Sabre - Leaf
    6 - Illskillz - Black Rabbit
    7 - Spectrasoul - Wedgehead
    8 - Jubei - Outcast

    CD 2

    1 - Ramadanman - Reclaim
    2 - Kasra - Perception
    3 - Enei - Ten Years
    4 - One 87 - E3
    5 - Stray - Timbre
    6 - Triad - La Calma
    7 - Sabre & Kasra - Designated
    8 - Technicolour - Freedom Theme
    9 - Ratio - Transmission
    10 - Genotype - Never Stop
    11 - ArpXp – Surfaces



    The last two full length installments on Kasra's Critical imprint have been received to a raptuous reception from the music press and fans alike. All Sounds Electric Vol 2 was called "painfully classy" by IDJ magazine, while Mixmag labelled it "mouthwatering". Strong words - superlatives that I tend to withold for a steak dinner at The Ritz.

    Volume 2's precursor was given five star ratings across the board, from such respected publications as iDJ, Knowledge, ATM and Mixmag. So we can see quite a tall order being sketched out for the forthcoming project.

    Switch to this year and iDJ named Critical the label of 2009, ATM calling out Kasra as "one of the most talented A&R men in the industry"; meanwhile, Knowledge went so far to make the grandious statement: "Carlsberg don’t make drum and bass labels, but if they did – Kasra would tell them to stop - Critical has it covered". Woof.

    The third installment is called 'Critical Sound - The Album', set for release in October 2009. So after lots of chat, what does the album hold? Here is what the Critical camp have to say about it all:

    To usher the Autumn in Critical Music are proud to announce the forthcoming release of their latest album project. Following on from the huge All Sounds Electric Series we bring a new concept. 8 tracks from the hottest producers in drum and bass right now housed in a deluxe gatefold package and a double cd, again in deluxe packaging featuring the 8 tracks from the vinyl on one disc and 11 brand new tracks on the second disc.

    In another top twist the first 1000 copies of the vinyl will include the CD set thrown in, so if you are one of the new breed of digital DJ who still likes to support vinyl or if you want to get yourself a big treat.

    Each track on this album encapsulates all that is great and good about underground drum and bass: from the blissful beat workout of Breaks "People Are Different" to the blistering tech infused funk of Spectrasouls "Wedgehead". A storming selection of the cream of today's scene.

    The CD package combines the vinyl tracks with a whole extra disc of fresh material.
    Dubstep champ Ramadanman comes with his own brand of stripped down dnb, Russian new kid Enei brings the future flavour and we are privy to the first ever solo production from label boss Kasra with his own track perception.
    This is the Critical Sound...
     
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  2. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Here's hoping promo's surface soon. This is buy on sight material.
     
  3. gcurt1s

    gcurt1s Buried Audio

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    Some fucking quality music there. CD 2 wins for me with the ramadanman,stray,triad and kasra tunes, wish it was on vinyl. Any one got any audio for the serum and bladerunner tune?
     
  4. Nick-ep

    Nick-ep RudeFM/In-Reach

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    Rockwell - Underpass & Stray - Timbre are the tunes for me!
     
  5. gcurt1s

    gcurt1s Buried Audio

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    you know man! siiiick tunes. wish they were on wax
     
  6. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    wait, is genotype coming back up? or is that a new genotype?
     
  7. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    Timbre on vinyl. Needed.
     
  8. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    kasra Active Member

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    Its the Genotype of old, also its a distinct possiblity ill stick Timbre on a ltd wax...tis an amazing piece of music.

    Its gonna be about 4 weeks till this is in the shops..
     
  10. Nick-ep

    Nick-ep RudeFM/In-Reach

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    Good to hear Tibre's getin a release on wax. Such a sick tune.
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    full artwork promo copies (+cds??) presumably? or is it just going straight out on full straight away?
     
  12. kasra

    kasra Active Member

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    Be full art yep..:)

    thanks for the support peoples
     
  13. kasra

    kasra Active Member

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    Underpass is on wax ;)
     
  14. DjTiesticles

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    One of, if not the finest labels in the business

    I'll be having some of this
     
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    Goosey_J IGNORE ME

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    OCR SB

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    Lovely (y)

    No Tribes though :( Is that still out on Critical?
     
  17. kasra

    kasra Active Member

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    Yeh thats gonna be a single

    A web page with audio and more info will be going up soon :)
     
  18. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    Please kasra!
     
  19. Prospekt

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    This.

    Can't wait to pick this up.
     
  20. DjTiesticles

    DjTiesticles Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know when the Sabre album is due?