Ed Rush & Optical ‎– The Creeps (Invisible And Deadly!)

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Virus Recordings ‎– VRSCD 003
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1-01 Ed Rush & Optical Resurrection
Lyrics By – Ed Rush & Optical, Rymetyme*Vocals – Rymetyme*
5:25
1-02 Ed Rush & Optical The Creeps 5:49
1-03 Optical & Ryme Tyme White Lightning 6:01
1-04 Ed Rush & Optical Check-Out Time 6:41
1-05 Ed Rush & Optical Pacman 5:37
1-06 Ed Rush & Optical Reach Out 5:57
1-07 Ed Rush & Optical Syringe 6:45
1-08 Ed Rush & Optical Rock Tha House 6:17
1-09 Ed Rush & Optical Greed 6:34
1-10 Ed Rush & Optical Flightpath
Producer [Additional] – Matrix
6:51
1-11 Ed Rush & Optical Fastlane
Lyrics By – Basim, Ed Rush & Optical, Rymetyme*Vocals – Basim, Rymetyme*
6:07
2-01 Ed Rush & Optical The Creeps 4:23
2-02 Ed Rush & Optical Flightpath
Producer [Additional] – Matrix
4:59
2-03 Ed Rush & Optical Resurrection
Lyrics By – Ed Rush & Optical, Rymetyme*Vocals – Rymetyme*
4:26
2-04 Ed Rush & Optical Reach Out 3:53
2-05 Ed Rush & Optical Syringe 5:10
2-06 Ed Rush & Optical Check-Out Time 4:49
2-07 Optical & Ryme Tyme White Lightning 4:43
2-08 Ed Rush & Optical Pacman 4:50
2-09 Ed Rush & Optical Greed 5:11
2-10 Ed Rush & Optical Bleep Bleep 3:53
2-11 Ed Rush & Optical Kerb Crawler 7:13
2-12 Ed Rush & Optical Fastlane
Lyrics By – Basim, Ed Rush & Optical, Rymetyme*Vocals – Basim, Rymetyme*
6:06
2-13 Ed Rush & Optical Rock Tha House 5:32

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Made in London.

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  • Barcode (Printed): 5 036742 001123
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5036742001123
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 5035-01AGR VRSCD003 E
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 5034-01AGR VRS003CD2 E
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L041
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L042

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zenithdnb

zenithdnb

March 4, 2017
The second album from the mighty Ed Rush & Optical, "The Creeps" showcases some of their best work. Although it isn't as seminal as "Wormhole", the tracks "Resurrection" and "Fastlane" are weapons of mass dancefloor destruction. Although many people's favorite track on this album is "Pacman", I personally like the Ram Trilogy remix better as the original doesn't reference the classic game. Still a very good album from the neuro masters.
ijustspeak

ijustspeak

May 22, 2011

From track 1- Resurrection it hits straight in your face. Every single track is hard, fast and show no mercy. Fast racer sharp drum programming and sinister basslines, this had me going for weeks in thrills.
One of my favorite Ed Rush & Optical works actually that is so great to listen trough headphones on full blast but not the sophistication to you might seek but when you need the nosebleed stuff, it serves its purpose.
..Classic stuff.
DarkSouljah

DarkSouljah

March 15, 2004

The Creeps is a solid release, though it's not nearly as dark and brooding as Ed Rush + Optical's previous albums. The songs are a lot more upbeat, and the drum tracks are lot more common and complex than those found on Wormhole. I recommend this for any fan of the big sound d&b along the lines of Vinyl Syndicate material.
behemoth

behemoth

February 13, 2003

Big, nasty, virulent drum 'n' bass, with and more than tolerable MCing. Although the basslines are very synthetic and pulsating, it has live sounding drums, but the two elements compliment each other nicely. For such a big, ominous sound, I think this sounds better on headphones, strangely enough. Don't know why.
"Pac Man" is one of those pieces of bleepy mentalism that nearly everyone into drum 'n' bass loves. Ram Trilogy remixed it to great effect, but the original still holds its own.
"Resurrection" contains some very strange noises, with Rymetyme laying down the vocal talent. "The mind-creepers, the soul-seekers" he says - this will certainly be creeping around your mind for a while after you hear it.
"Syringe" is a largely sinister affair, backwards synth sweeps stalk the eerie soundscape, then the drums come in, making for something rather large. But then it gets even heavier, that evil bassline lurks behind some brilliant sci-fi FX. Punishing.
"The Creeps" is a good title track if ever I heard one. They really went mad with the EQ, full of energy this one.
"Fastlane" is a heavy, acidic banger. Emcee action is topnotch. Much shaking of booty will occur.
"Reach Out" is a slab of industrial strength funk, a solid groover with that trademark Ed Ruch and Optical nasty streak.
"Flightpath" is another one of those tracks with incredibly weird and wonderful noises, trying to describe them would be like trying to describe sound to someone who has been deaf all their life.

A solid album this. It goes for the jugular, but still retains the funk. You'll also notice some nice little old skool samples in there, such as the 'yeah's on "White Lighning", the 'Rock The House' sample on - strangely enough - "Rock Tha House" (first used on Moby's similarly-spelt "Rock The House", I think), and a bit of 'we are IE', taken from Lennie De Ice's hardcore monster "We Are IE".

The cover art is fantastic also, so at least if you can't stand the music, you've got something nice to look at.