Deviancy ‎– Lunatic Concept / In Too Deep

Aquatec Records ‎– ATECT 001
Vinyl, 12"



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November 6, 2003

Sporting the same "we are all just complicated arrangements of atoms and subatomic particles..."-sample as The Deltas "Pop" and a kickdrum about as heavy, "Lunatic Concept" is a gritty, noise and dirty track. Considering it's from 1995 it's remarkably industrial and harsh actually. If regular goa trance is fueled by photo synthesis, this is the carnivore equivalent. No huge lead melodies or epic breakdowns, but lots of noisy little 303s, layers of stuttering synths and hissing hihats. Everything feels like its part of a huge, pulsating and rather pissed off organism with a tremendous lack of personal hygiene. Certainly not for everyone, but if you're up from some really dark and dirty oldschool stuff, check it out.

If the A-side sounds upset, "In Too Deep" has more of a threatening, menacing atmosphere. It really sucks you in with its hypnotic patterns. It's got one of the dirtiest 303s ever dropping by about half-way through, but it's been filtered in such a way that it fits almost perfectly. The beat is extremely stompalicious and if the A-side is a pissed-off organism then this is a machine pushed to its limits, just about to break down. Grinding, hammering and rattling with oil leaking from everywhere, perfectly illustrated by the wet and dirty 303 sounds.

Conclusion: Not what you'd expect from a '95 release, but this is good! I like it dirty and harsh sometimes, and if you want some oldschool vibes with that you need to get this. The B-side is the slightly better of the two. Recommended.