Indepth ‎– Zero Sum

Spiral Trax ‎– SPT1CD027
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1 Indepth Retired Porn Star 7:27
2 Indepth The Crack 7:40
3 Indepth Sum=Zero 8:26
4 Indepth Ginaton 7:24
5 Indepth Shun 8:15
6 Indepth Headway 7:44
7 Itaitaiko Future Is Uncertain (Indepth Remix)
Remix – IndepthRemix, Producer [Additional] – Shahar MelamedWritten-By, Compilation Producer – Itay Berger
8 Indepth Everyone I Know Has Paws 7:30
9 Indepth Last Night On Earth 5:54
10.1 Indepth Untitled 2:46
10.2 Indepth Null 7:42

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The title of this release is stylized as: ΣerØ Sumº

Track 10 is divided in 2 parts. First part (sounds like intro) lasts 2:46, then after 46 seconds of silence starts main track.

All tracks written & produced at Indepth Studios, Givatayim, Israel.
Mastered @ 4CN Studios, Germany.

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SPT1CS027 Indepth Zero Sum(M/Stick, Album + 16xFile, WAV) Spiral Trax SPT1CS027 Sweden 2009 Sell This Version



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July 23, 2009

Indepth - ΣerØ Sumº

The trend these days in clubs around the globe seem to be strongly directed towards minimal techno with its playful acid feel and minimal sound approach. In my home town it's very hard to go out clubbing without encountering the sounds of minimal techno blasting from the speakers with tokkitokk sounds following the kicks, hi-hats and bassline. Indepth has created something very faithful to the minimal techno sound in his Zero Sum. The album has some nice trip factors scattered around, as well as more sublime stuff going on without turning all maximum. Its drive and posture all looks and feels like your average minimal techno and after listening to his art with deeper bass and clearer speakers I've realized how much work he's put into it with crisp sounds that near a surgeons precession without the clinical approach, and a bassline that compliments the minimal techno kick with pleasure and surprises.

Zero Sum contains some surprises at times, adding traces of trance, progressive house and hallucinogenic distortions. The production is crisp with vinyl effects to create that extra electric feeling on your pumped up body and gives you groovy themes to make the dance floor turn blissful while grinding teeth. In some tracks like the The Crack (T2) and Sum = Zero (T3) Indepth pushes, or lifts the music to put the clubbers head on the edge of a mental crack, and it tends to become irritating and annoying when listening. When it comes to the Gintaton (T4) he adds nice breaks and sneaks in melodies. He also adds some melodies with extra cuteness on Everyone I Know has Paws (T8), while at the same time stepping slightly away from the straightforward minimal techno feel and injecting us with some friendly emotions. The only track originally made by another artist is the 7th track by Itaitaiko, better known as Kukan Dub Lagan. This track has a super cool sample going 'Ohm', 'Bom.

Recommendation: Spiral Trax records who for the summer season of 2009 is focusing on more techno influences in their releases give us an interesting album from Indepth, but for me personally it's not interesting enough. It has all the tricks needed to turn on the party goers, plus Indepth adds some minor variations here and there like trance themes, dirty electro pads and bassline changes. But as a whole it starts out boring, turns interesting while again changing back to become something boring and with time, forgettable(?).

This is one of Spiral Trax's debut release on this field since they reopened their office in June 2007, and we can expect more music like this. I just hope they keep raising the bar. I have never heard the earlier work by Indepth, but the word around the block said that throughout the years, Shahar has experimented with different styles from progressive, breaks to techno, and it has all been with a pinch of psychedelics and a hefty dose of clubby influences in mind.

Key words: techno, minimal with acid and electro.

Favorite tracks:1, 3, 6, 8, 10.

Original review published on Isratrance