Penta ‎– Funraiser

AuraQuake Records ‎– AQCD001
CD, Album


1 It Is Done 8:14
2 Detonator 7:29
3 Inverter 7:25
4 Pigletango 8:50
5 Past Holidays 8:20
6 September 8:23
7 Eater Of Worlds 8:38
8 For The First Time 7:31
9 Flash Forward 7:51

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Mastered at High-Hat Studios, Malmø, Sweden.

Track 5 contains samples of Dead Kennedys' - "Holiday In Cambodia"



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September 23, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Tales from the crypt!

Russian-born, American-based producer Nikita Tselovalnikov is out with his second album on his newly established AuraQuake label… Another dedicated psy-trance label from San Fransisco… I dunno what the hell goes on in the Bay-area, but the scene is indeed thriving there – the two releases by Dropout Productions earlier this year are still fresh – and now this! Penta really, really impressed me with his debut album Pentafiles released on Spectral Concepts in 2003, and this one has been getting quite some hype… So here’s hoping for an action-packed ride in Pentaland…

A remarkable album for sure! Oh yes, this was one hell of a ride… There are a couple of tracks that are ruined by some severely retarded melodies, but I hear that people flip out to those too… They are just not my cup of java! But enough with the bad sides, this album has an influx of good sides… I mean, just listen to the sheer magnitude of these tracks – so rich, so full of flavour, so funny, so fucking great… The mastering by Son Kite is also flawless and leaves little to be desired! Also the seemingly-boring artwork has a few secrets to be revealed… I like it! ;o)

This is without a doubt one of the best albums in the darkpsy segment this year – right up there with Kemic-Al’s Twisted Parameters, Para Halu’s The World Of Peace and Psyfactor’s Evil Inside… I’m not sure if this is as good as Pentafiles – but it’s equally good – a tie really! So yeah, fans of Penta and twisted, trippy, oddball darkish psy-trance should definitely check this album out! It’s pretty fucking good! Enjoy!

Favourites: 1, 4(!), 5(!!), 6, 8