C.J. Plus*, I-One* ‎– ALTAIR

Label:
ODBEATS ‎– Odbeats06
Format:
9 × File, WAV, EP
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Tracklist

01 Altair 03:57
02 Alshain 04:18
03 Quasar 04:01
04 Polaris 03:59
05 Eguq 03:57
06 Pulsar 04:00
07 Spectrum 02:33
08 Dialog 04:02
09 Opus 04:25

Credits

Notes

The EP was made by using some of the Soviet synthesizers (Opus, Estradin-230, Electronica EM25), Japan grooveboxes
(Yamaha & Roland), and also with samples digitized from Soviet vinyl records. The electronic sound of vintage synths inspired the concept of Space in this album.

Review by Monkeyboxing.com:
"More quality emerges from abstract hip-hop’s Odessa files as Ukrainian producer C.J.Plus and keyboardist I-One employ vintage Soviet-era synthesizers like the Opus, Estradin-230 and Electronica EM25 along with Japanese Yamaha and Roland grooveboxes and also samples digitized from Soviet vinyl records to create nine-tracker Altair. Naturally naming your release after one of the brightest stars in the night sky and each track thereon after some other aspect of the cosmos implies a stellar thematic focus and indeed the beats certainly invoke a journey towards man’s final frontier.

The cuts range from slo-mo, breakbeat-driven electronica such as the opener and closer (the title track and Opus, respectively) to the pulsing space-funk of – er – Pulsar. Twin highlights are the groovy head-nod of Dialog and another track, Spectrum, which picks up from beatless tones to a lively cruise followed by the implementation of percussive overdrive and the achievement of trip-hop escape velocity. Captain, the engines can take it!"

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