Ra ‎– Earthcall



Ra Terra 7:34
Ra Predator (Remix) 9:08
Ra Sacred Sands 10:31
Ra Crossing Planet 11:16
Ra & Menkalian 12th Hour 9:28
Ra Touch A Star 9:04
Ra Causatum 7:37

Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SUNCD43 Ra Earthcall(CD, Album) Suntrip Records SUNCD43 Belgium 2016 Sell This Version
SUNCD43 Ra Earthcall(7xFile, FLAC, Album) Suntrip Records SUNCD43 Belgium 2016


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October 8, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Earthcall, CD, Album, SUNCD43

I've just listened the album. Don't feel like saying much about the music itself but there's something from a producer's point of view that disturbs me here. The mastering is okay/good. It's not unbearably loud and has some dynamics. The other thing, that's more of a choice in how to produce and mix your tracks, is, apart from the track with Menkalian, uneasy percussions. Many of the tracks have disturbingly high volume on high hats, so that open hat almost drowns underneath (track three for example). When high hat is all you hear, it sounds like a detached element and lacks a proper dialogue with the actual music. Also, can't help to notice, there absolutely no groove in high hats. With groove I mean some more thought out patterns than the constant "zik-zik-zik-zik", that seems to go with almost no pause during the tracks. When I listened the music at high volume the percussions *kinda worked* meaning it's less noticeable. But at low volume it takes all my focus off the music and I gotta say, for me personally, the album wasn't a great listening experience.


October 6, 2016
referencing Earthcall, CD, Album, SUNCD43

I found the album pleasing - just like other Ra's releases.

It's this kind of floating, dreamy, ethereal goa, that's best taken in while doing nothing ...because otherwise it will pass along unnoticed. It's not overly energetic and what it lacks IMO is more dramatism: key changes, contrast, more varied structure across songs, taking the already good ideas one (or several...) step(s) further... Some tracks got this right - last 3rd of "Predator (Remix)" with its dark, interweaving acid lines slowly creeping in or the throbbing, dynamic but at the same time melancholic "Touch a Star" - but for the most part they just drift along, creating pleasant but ultimately forgettable sounscapes... There's no spine-tingling excitement and no adrenaline rush that artists like Mindsphere, Artifact303 or Crossing Mind can induce - it's sort of "just there": sounding nice, warm and fuzzy, which might as well be it's purpose and advantage. That is even further emphasised by adequate mastering: meaty, wide and expansive; allowing that warmth & fuzziness to permeate through.

Rating: 3.5 / 5