Odyssey ‎– Expressions / Ritual

Label:
720 Degrees ‎– 720 002
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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A Expressions 7:27
AA Ritual 7:28

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Both sides 164 bpm.
Pressed at MPO, Averton.

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March 17, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

This is the kind of record that people would trade their firstborn for. It's easily the seminal release on 720 if not one of the greatest of all time for the genre. On Expressions Odyssey not only set the tone for the label but he set the benchmark for quality and innovation. The interplay between the arpeggio and the chords is of the highest arrangement. The mix down is flawless. The weight of the percussion is perfect. The atmosphere is thick. You MUST hear this tune live to appreciate the subtlety of every little detail down to the tambourine work. THEN, as if the a-side is not enough Odyssey slips in “Ritual”, one of the freshest tribal drum and bass tunes I've ever heard, on the b-side. Deep Blue was so taken he remixed it for the flip of Odyssey's Object. Again, the vibe is so thick on "Ritual" that if you close your eyes and listen you can feel the humidity of the rainforest floor. It is a complete shame that drum and bass of this class and caliber would not be picked up by a drum and bass distributor in the year 2005.