Mad Malcolm's latest offering brings you into a sensual
high energy groove. This disc has all the
high-precision crystal tone of electronica, washed
with the lavish waters of house just enough splashes
of funk to keep the dance floor pulsing.
1. Growgasm (Trance/Industrial HardHouse ) Imagine
drag racing underwater with bubbles flying behind you.
Flying down the mountain on the slickest snowboard
without stopping, turning in midair over the highest
jumps. Relentlessly absorbent, cutting curves into
brain roadways with at times savage intensity. Anyone
who can keep up with this mix on the floor is either
doing kung fu or has toned senses to peak reflex.
2. Pause(Enter) (Techstep/Psy-Trance/House).
Completely vicious entry. This one drives to a
ricocheting climax, complete with an insinuated
Latin/salsa twist. Steam rising above the crowd, smoky
lights: then the keyboards take the bodies in twos to
new gyrations through the Doppler effect.
3. Dan's Madness (Trance/House): Video game gone
wrong. Dodging bullets of light. Explosions to either
side. A racetrack that sheers you past the cliffs and
the space aliens. You don't really want to miss Dan's
madness. Just try to keep up, will you?
4. Jay's Experiment (Breakbeat/House/Techno) Church
bells begin this journey, ghostly voices, and a
gradually accelerating piano rhythm that knocks you
past the ethereal to the sublime.
5. On a Monday Night (Downtempo/House/Industrial) This
charming downtempo arrangement flirts with the
anchoring roughness of industrial bass lines, teases a
bit more deeply with the keys, then drives to the dark
side of melodic intervals with abandon. All that on a
6. Circadian (Hard Trance/House/Techno) Bongos, congas
and drum textures create an entirely different mood
from any of the previous tracks. A 60s spy chase
through the jungle, a slow-motion toss and shimmer of
the cocktail shaker behind the back, a vault off a
desert cliff to a waiting helicopter - circadian won't
let the listener imagine slowness until the very end.
7. The Wonders Of Technology (Deep
House/Trance) Starting in the experimental fits of electronica
Soundscape and working into a Tranced-out groove that'll leave
Asking for more as it returns to whence it came.
8. Da' New Funk (Deep House/Funky House) If you could
trap laughter into a funk beat, this would be it.
Compellingly danceable, resonating into the bass
register and back into the higher synths of house, Da
New Funk is what you want playing when the party
reaches critical mass.
9. 14th and Madison (Deep House/Funky Breakbeat) This
one starts vortex, with some sensual Latin guitar
graces and ends deep in the drums.
10. Lounging around the House (Deep
House/Downtempo/Lounge) This one spins perfect on
Sunday mornings, coffee cup in hand, looking over the
awakening neighborhood with a lover stretching
sleepily in bed. You know those mornings. Play this
one for them.
11. Manic from Indecision (Downtempo/Ambient/Latin)
Perhaps the most brooding song of the set, Manic is
nonetheless sweetly danceable and tied to the body.
Lowered lashes. Glimpses of eyes through dark hair.
The flash of tiny cymbals, marimbas in a smoky room.
Dark red wine flows through it.
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2. Pause (Enter) Continue
3. Dan's Madness
4. Jay's Experiment
5. On A Monday Night
7. The Wonders Of Technology
8. Da' New Funk
9. 14th & Madison
10. Loungin' Around The House
11. Manic From Indecision