Crop Circles ‎– Tetrahedron

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DATCD001 Crop Circles Tetrahedron(CD, Album) DAT Records DATCD001 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
none Crop Circles Tetrahedron(Cass, Album, Promo) Auracle Recordings none UK 1998 Sell This Version
DATCD001 Crop Circles Tetrahedron(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) DAT Records DATCD001 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
DATCD001 Crop Circles Tetrahedron(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo) DAT Records DATCD001 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
DATCD001 Crop Circles Tetrahedron(CDr, Album, Promo) DAT Records DATCD001 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
DATCD001 Crop Circles Tetrahedron(8xFile, MP3, Album, RE) DAT Records DATCD001 Italy 2010
DATCD001 Crop Circles Tetrahedron(8xFile, WAV, Album, RE) DAT Records DATCD001 Italy 2010
DATDG001 Crop Circles Tetrahedron(8xFile, FLAC, Album + 8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) DAT Records DATDG001 Italy 2012

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DR_PSYCHEDELIC

DR_PSYCHEDELIC

January 29, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Tetrahedron, CD, Album, DATCD001

Great release ! My only reproach is the Sound is not Clear enough !
That would be Nice a Clearer Remastered Version someday with nowaday's Mastering ! ;)
masen023

masen023

December 2, 2015
referencing Tetrahedron, Cass, Album, Promo, none

This was a lucky finding. I got a bunch of Dat tapes and
Tape cassettes from Robert Jarnrot (He who released the Destination Goa series)
He was about to move and found this box with all the Dat's and Cassettes in it.
He asked me: Would you be intressted to have the box
(Also he told me, most of the music in there was released on the DG series)
I accepted and got the box in the mail... to my surprise there was this Tetrahedron
tapecassett that I knew was older then the release on Dat recs. Back then
(according to Martin 'youth' Glover) they used to send out Tape Cassettes promos insted of Dat's to Dj's
so they wouln't be copied ...to be played at parties before the 'official' release date.
'Doof - Let's turn it on' cassett is added and also the 'Pleiadians - I.F.O'
I have some more Cassettes from Dragonfly, Krembo, Tip, Koyote... that will be added in the next coming weeks.

Some nice trivia i wanted to share for you about this release.
DJTerranova

DJTerranova

May 29, 2015
referencing Tetrahedron, Cass, Album, Promo, none
Does anyone know how many cassettes were made?
alienjones

alienjones

September 21, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Tetrahedron, CD, Album, DATCD001

You know what, I almost wrote a similar (much longer) review before to the one below. I feel when you're dealing with music that has so much layering and complexity, it's difficult to process it until you've heard it repeatedly over a course of time. I didn't dig this album (or the Pleiadians' IFO) until I'd listened to it multiple times and delved into its nuances. However, unlike IFO where I think the complexity adds to its overall 'greatness' as an album, this album doesn't quite reach that level.

I'd say the best tracks here are right in the middle - the block from 'Daffy Duck' to 'Classic Process'. These are real down and dirty: big kicks and even bigger basslines (eg. 'Cerealogy' which reminds me a lot of Koxbox/Psychopod); they're groovy (eg. the bounce of 'Pentagon') but harder-edged. Can I say how much I like good bass in goa trance? The only guys that did it as good were the Green Nuns, Joti Sidhu or X-Dream. Anyway, these certain tracks feel like a less 'floaty'/psychedelic Pleiadians (although it occasionally gets to that point). It sounds like a slightly more complex Etnica, in fact, filtered through Lotus' sound. Genuine collaborations, you might say. It's funny that the collaborations tend to be the most stripped down and focused tracks on this album; it could have easily been a case of "too many cooks", but not with these. And the hardest, most suncompromising one of these? The last track, 'No More Singles', another collab. You can hear Lotus all over this - seriously groovy.

The remixes on this album are weaker than the co-produced tracks, for sure. And if you're talking about complexity weakening a track, look no further than the first one - it's a bit of a mess of clashing melodies and layers (I suppose in order to be 'psychedelic'). It still works but it's definitely too 'full on' for its own good. The Lotus remix of Antonomasia is pretty decent, but the original's better. The Etnica remix of FMJP is excellent, but the original mix is far superior (the Pleiadians remix on the EP is better too).

That said, it's still absolutely fantastic that any of this music saw an official release, and I applaud that fully. This is, despite my comments, a release that shows there truly is unreleased music out there that doesn't deserve to be locked away.
MyMine

MyMine

August 29, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Tetrahedron, CD, Album, DATCD001
Sorry to disappoint yall but the album is average minus, I rated 3 when I actually think it is 2. the extra point I gave not for the music... I loved the idea to release officially unreleased material.

The problem is, when you try to be way way way over creative, you at some point start to repeat yourself and adding unnecessary instruments, just for showing how much work and thinking you put on it when they are totally not in place, at least in my opinion. (I was living that 21 years, I know a thing or two..)

Moreover I can clearly hear from who they were trying to grab the inspiration without a success, but no need to say names.....

Conclusion: don't try to impress too much and certainly DO NOT TRY to be someone/something you are simply NOT!
maroko

maroko

February 8, 2009
referencing Tetrahedron, CD, Album, Ltd, Num, DATCD001

Releasing Crop Circles' album, which was considered a long time lost jewel of the psy trance scene, is one of the most intelligent and exciting moves this community has witnessed during the present decade.
This collaboration between Lotus Omega and Etnica sounds just like you thought it would. Rough, rugged and edgy psychedelia crashing right into a universe of melody driven climaxes and explosive acid leads going mad all over!
The three remixes, Lunar Civilization, Antonomasia and Full Mental Jackpot, don't really live up to their original form, but still provide an interesting take and turn on the old classics. Lotus Omega's take on Antonomasia is the one I'm kind of fond on, due to an obscenely pulsating kick and a crunching bass line, creating a real fist in the air party monster, while Etnica's version of Full Mental Jackpot would most probably be considered an instant classic if it wasn't for the original and the absolutely peerless Pleiadians remix of the same track.
Of all the 'old' new tracks, Pentagon and Classic Process are two sensational goa stormers, just like you'd expect from Crop Circles; the first track being an entire crescendo of melodic segments erupting half way through with an epic lead melody - a true to form blast from the past. The latter sounds heavy on the kick and on the bass, and those breaks six minutes into the track and the way in which they just hold the furious melodies back prior to unleashing them all at once. So much exuberant pure power and energy - WOW!
Daffy Duck has this hypnotizing meloddic hook on repeat for the track's last two minutes and some change, while Cerealogy and No More Singles are two straight up massive psychedelic numbers, both running for over ten minutes, thus being packed with fantastic detail, alien effects and an overall darker and malevolent touch to them.
This album is a pivotal release this scene has been keeping secret for more than ten years, but I guess all good things come to those who wait. I've been waiting so long for this that I won't allow it to leave my CD player before summer. It's that good, and time will prove it even greater, so one day it will go hand in hand with stuff like "Identified flying object" and "Alien protein".