COP* ‎– Urban Alien

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Z's Y 8:36
Alien Nation 2 9:25
New Cop 10:32
El Nino 10:20
Bloodsuckers 10:58
Alien Nation 1 7:15
Fairy In The Dragonforest 8:19
Concrete Canyon 8:15

Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INC-006, NTD 92506-22 COP* Urban Alien(CD, Album) Velvet Inc., Velvet Inc. INC-006, NTD 92506-22 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
INC-007, NTD 92507-24 COP* Urban Alien(3xLP, Album) Velvet Inc., Velvet Inc. INC-007, NTD 92507-24 Germany 1999 Sell This Version

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jer.

jer.

February 12, 2017
referencing Urban Alien, CD, Album, INC-006, NTD 92506-22
Nothing special with this album. It's just common goa tracks, excepted maybe Alien Nation 1 lot of played by Dj (but I prefer Troll) and naturally the Beauty 'Fairy in the Dragonforest' even if it seems shorter and less magical that the version I had heard by one of the author on radio ——> https://soundcloud.com/eihregherbg/cop-fairy-in-the-dragonforest>
SYLVERSECOND

SYLVERSECOND

February 22, 2016
referencing Urban Alien, CD, Album, INC-006, NTD 92506-22

Like canyon-Kalle mentioned before: FUCKING START LISTENING! Very progressive sound to me. 10 seconds into the album and you start raving heavily. I listen 3 - 4 albums a day just to be entertained. I kept this one on even after my bike ride home. I did some chores while dancing and headbanging and it felt really good to hear some fucking original production again. It has heavy breakbeat parts combined with a fat old kick and some chilly ambient pad sounds here and there and it's quite moments. Perfect mixture. Every song has something to say and isn't just a usual album-filler. This here definitly needs more atention!
SabKuchMilegator

SabKuchMilegator

April 5, 2015
referencing Urban Alien, CD, Album, INC-006, NTD 92506-22

COP's Urban Alien is an album that explores techno aspect of psytrance and it excels in doing so. If you look who Children Of Paradise consists of, you can see the members are Jan Müller Of X-Dream and the Gangguru guys. Now, even though Gangguru ever released only so little, they were still a prolific underground group that have a massive amount of unreleased music in the vaults. Definitely experienced producers although a little credit is ever given to them. If you add to that the genius Jan Müller with his excellent musicianship and impeccable production skills then you ought to have a quality product in your hands, no?

So as you have mr. Müller behind the strings, it's not any surprise to say this release being a clear bridge-builder between the very psychedelic album Radio and the more techno-focused Irritant, both by X-Dream. The overall feeling this album gives me is a somewhat urban and alien, like the title would suggest. Urban in the sense it's got this techno-warehouse-doomsday darkness all over it and alien as it still manages to sound original, psychedelic and detailed in a way I'd not hesitate to say it's a classic.

I've just recently read that all the tracks were made in Pierre Branet's studio except for 'Fairy In The Dragonforest' that was made in Gangguru studio. Just mentioning this little trivia as this one particular track breaks the mold and is by far the most melodic piece on the album, perhaps the only one you could classify classic goa trance.

This is a one of the best albums with a dark concept that came out in the 90s. Easy to get and still managing to sound fine on any decent audio system, this gets my deepest recommendation.