Infected Mushroom ‎– IM The Supervisor

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YoYo066 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album, Jew) YoYo Records (2) YoYo066 Israel 2004 Sell This Version
884385151102 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) BNE - Brand New Entertainment, YoYo Records (2) 884385151102 Israel 2004
YoYo066 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD) YoYo Records (2) YoYo066 Israel 2004 Sell This Version
86041356-2 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album) Ouver Entertainment 86041356-2 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
VICP-62908 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album) Victor VICP-62908 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
EQCD006 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album) EQ Recordings, BNE - Brand New Entertainment, YoYo Records (2) EQCD006 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
RESISTCD10 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album) Resist Music RESISTCD10 UK 2004 Sell This Version
STATIK004 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album) Statik Distribution STATIK004 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
YoYo066 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album, Promo, Pro) YoYo Records (2) YoYo066 Israel 2004 Sell This Version
RESISTCD10 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CDr) Resist Music RESISTCD10 UK 2004 Sell This Version
YoYo066-1 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(2xLP, Album) YoYo Records (2) YoYo066-1 Israel 2005 Sell This Version
CD06010007 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album) World Club Music CD06010007 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
CLP 1583-2 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album) Hypnotic CLP 1583-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
T-1464A Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (3) T-1464A Russia 2006 Sell This Version
MR 2402-2 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD) Moon Records (2) MR 2402-2 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
2221824 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album, Jew) YoYo Records (2) 2221824 Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
HMCD75 Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor(CD, Album, RE) HOM-Mega Productions HMCD75 Israel 2011 Sell This Version
none Infected Mushroom I M The Supervisor(CDr, Album, Unofficial) RUK none Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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lambdastorm

lambdastorm

May 18, 2016
referencing IM The Supervisor, CD, Album, Jew, YoYo066
In a 2004 interview, Duvdev told the public that Streched is a continuation of Dancing With Kadafi and not surprisingly I whined in pity the first time I tried that track: how can this crap even be compared to the greatest experimental track ever made in human history? It's no match man! In all honesty I don't think any track can surprise me more than Dancing WIth Kadafi!! With this in mind I stopped halfway through the album and left it in dustpile. Not until recently did I accidentally switch to a wrong playlist in ipad and discover the real gem!

To sum up, its an amazing album that marks the change of 'Classic Infected Sound', here the Infected duo takes a more dancefloor-friendly approach and all the stuff we get are pretty trancy, even those who never liked electronica will rock their bodies like there's no tomorrow. Overall there're much more vocals in this one than those in their previous release, it also forebodes the change the group made in their later album Vicious Delicious. My personal favourites are: 2.Ratio Shmatio, 4.Meduzz and 10.Stretched.
knurl

knurl

April 28, 2015
referencing IM The Supervisor, CD, Album, Jew, YoYo066

Awesome album! Meduzz has a killer bassline. Last track has the sweetest electric guitar lead I've ever heard, and Muse Breaks is just adorable, the female vocals remind me of Bjork (or is it Bjork?), awesome!
doctorg

doctorg

July 6, 2013
referencing IM The Supervisor, CD, Album, Jew, YoYo066

Hello all trance heads. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this album. Yes, IM do try to embrace other genres here, but whilst experimentation is required for progress, many experiments do not work. This experiment failed badly for the reasons cited by other reviewers: too much of an eye on the money, laughable "vocals", constant stop-start variation that induces sea-sickness and lame melodies. Rip Infected Mushroom. ~*~
FFfreako

FFfreako

September 14, 2011
referencing IM The Supervisor, CD, Album, Jew, YoYo066
I can't believe some people think this wasn't that good of an album. It blows my mind. Ive been a huge Infected Mushroom fan for a long time (like us all) im sure. I respect almost everything they have produced. This album by itself easily blows 90% of the psytrance out there (even current) out of the water. Yea it may be a crowd pleasing album, but its still a masterpiece of sound. I honestly feel like they decided to come at you with full throttle in this album. They didn't hold back and displayed their talents outright with commercial sounds. Proving that nobody could even come close. Its almost unfair the buildups and drops in this album. Bombat just might be one of the greatest songs ever produced(IMO). And B.P. Empire is good, but it doesn't even graze this album by any means. Praise Infected the Gods of Sound.
Luminon

Luminon

July 11, 2011
referencing IM The Supervisor, CD, Album, Jew, YoYo066
I think this is the best Infected Mushroom album. I like how they manage to make simple beats, basslines and effects sound catchy and funky. More danceable than plain rhythm, IMO.
I hate when trance music has this plain monotone 4/4 "look at me, I'm a DJ" beat. Same goes for melody. It takes a talent to make real melodies.

IM made a great progress since Classical Mushroom. CM is good, but they really perfected that on the Supervisor.

Yeah, vocals are a bit cheesy. And why the hell not? It's good to light up the atmosphere a little and show some detachment. Not like on BP Empire, which is all serious and dark, yet boring most of the time.

This is a real gem for those like me, who really love electronically altered voices and vocals :)
psyt

psyt

March 10, 2009
referencing IM The Supervisor, CD, Album, RESISTCD10
Overall.. The album in general has a great clean club production and it seems like a logical but unwanted progression of the ‘Trance Side’ of their last full album ‘Converting Vegetarians’. It has the same baseline and same general feeling overall but yet more simple and sweeter on the tooth. This time they seem to have focused more on making great melodies that suits a wider candy raving crowd which unfortunately balances on the edge of cheese. When it comes to Infected’s more Full-On Beat-Centered albums, I definitely prefer and recommend the masterpiece ‘BP Empire’ which is Massive. This album is great for what it is, a floor filler release that seems to be a pause album until they release their sixth album ‘Vicious Delicious’. This is simply put a gathering of club smashers that has been proven to work around the world while on tour infecting people. Perhaps Duvdev and Erez are trying to convert the world? If so, the next logical step for bne should be to get some Infected Mushroom music produced for videos that could be launched on mtv. Let’s see what their sixth studio album will have to offer on that aspect.

- Watch out, the infection is spreading.
the_psychologist

the_psychologist

September 28, 2008
referencing IM The Supervisor, CD, Album, Jew, YoYo066
Hooboy, how to review this one?

I'm a fan of IM since years ago, and I've gotten used to riding out the waves of haters with each new direction they take.

Sadly, the hate is somewhat justified with this album.

The underlying beats are very solid and quite deep, but they decided to take a crappe on top of some tracks using really, REALLY poor vocals. Guys, if you're going to sing in English, at least come up with vocals that sound natural! This is straight-up Engrish 80s videogame cheeze. I will never, ever play "Supervisor" or "Cities of the Future" out due to the horrendous vocals. It's unfortunate, because "Cities" is actually a pretty pounding track underneath the faux-aggro Duvdev vocals. It has a huge build and good, acidic lead. Too bad.

But, aside from those tunes, this album actually contains some absolute dancefloor bombs! Try 2, 3 (the vocals are somewhat OK here, they have been manipulated to infinity and beyond, and the build is massive), 4, 6, 7 (pretty cheezy, but also catchy), and 9 (endless melody is awesome).

This album shows the transition from old IM dancefloor to their newer, horrendous sound. One could argue that CV's The Other Side was actually the transition, but The Trance Side was still more rooted in their older BP Empire style. Supervisor is where I think they really jumped off the cheeze precipice.
Lage

Lage

April 26, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing IM The Supervisor, 2xLP, Album, YoYo066-1

Back in the days of Destination Goa, Infected Mushroom was to me just a name among others. This album was my first "real encounter" with their music, though. Today I can't remember why I bought it in the first place, but playing this at home made me think "this is genius!" Never before had I heard anyone use vocals in psytrance (except for the occasional sample from a movie or so), nor electric guitars or acoustic instruments to this extent! Having listened only briefly to their older tracks, it appears that what at first struck me as being typical Infected Mushroom had not always been like that, in that their older works much more resemble the "classic israeli" psytrance sound. However, they still manage to keep something in their music which makes them easily recognisable.

BP Empire is considered to be Infected Mushroom's first "experimental" album, according to comments here at Discogs. Being able to develop one's music and change style, which they have evidently done, and still keeping a distinct sound, is real strength. It's something that at least keeps me staying with an artist, the latest album, "Vicious Delicious", didn't disappoint me in this respect.

As for the tracks, both tracks on the A side and "Cities of the Future" ought to be the real dancefloor fillers on this one. All others, except the last track, keep around the 145BPM mark. The album is full of beautiful melodies and interesting tempo shifts, breaking the monotony which so often ruins otherwise good psytrance tracks.
Reticulum_Flux

Reticulum_Flux

October 26, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing IM The Supervisor, CD, Album, CLP 1583-2
I think all the fuss about this album is simply because Infected Mushroom nolonger pursue the trance sound that so many loved and admired. This album, like the 2 others before it, see IM changing and evolving slowly into more of an electronica outing. There are a lot of trance elements still here, but the vocals and rhythm lean more towards techno then trance. IM The Supervisor, Muse Breaks and Cities of the Future showcase the vocals... I will admit it sounds a bit cheesey sometimes.. But Muse Breaks is actually quite catchy in my opinion and the vocals are my favorite part of the song. In any case, love or hate this album.. You will enjoy track 10, Stretched. I haven't met one person yet who didn't like this one. The song is just as its called, it stretches across several genres to make one awesome piece of music.
PKS

PKS

December 19, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing IM The Supervisor, CD, Album, Jew, YoYo066
Hands up for Infected Mushroom for exploring new fields of electronic music! They have come out with something new and different in every release so far, so of course, not everybody can like each release. The music on this album is not my favourite, but I really like their courage to try out something new and different. Not many psytrance artists dear to do that these days. I also like the fantastic production and tiny little details in every track. It can be interesting with vocals too, but for me, it is the vocals that ruins a lot for my listening experience here...