Spectral ‎– Diffuse

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BR105CD Spectral Diffuse(CD, Album) Blue Room Released BR105CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
BR105LP Spectral Diffuse(2xLP, Album) Blue Room Released BR105LP UK 2000 Sell This Version
BR 105 LP Spectral Diffuse(2xLP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Blue Room Released BR 105 LP UK 2000 Sell This Version

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Winter-Gray

Winter-Gray

June 11, 2016
referencing Diffuse, CD, Album, BR105CD
As noted on this site, some copies of this release are faulty. Having bought my copy about 8 years ago in a second hand store, I assumed someone had damaged it with a CD scratch remover, as the discs seemed to look and feel 'worn', almost as if it had been scoured away. I am surprised to learn that my copy is not alone!

Thankfully my copy plays up to about Track 7, although stutters and skips its way through much of Track 6 too. I'm not sure if every copy was the same, but mine has a sort of 'worm' like pattern just under the surface of the plastic, almost like very fine, curly hairs. Here's a tip from experience: Don't breathe on the disc surface to clean it - my breath hit the disc and has remained inside ever since!! The worm-like pattern seems to have trapped the moisture, resulting in a disc permanently looking as if it is covered in condensation!
doctorg

doctorg

April 20, 2016
referencing Diffuse, 2xLP, Album, BR105LP

An interesting album this, sitting on the wall between chill out and Goa trance. Spectral made a few killer Goa tracks released as 12" that are worth getting hold of. None of the material here, apart from the much-anthologised "Avalon" that is the best track on this album, is in the league of those more uptempo numbers. Nevertheless, there is some pleasure in this album as a daytime listen. The album as a whole is has a light, funky disposition that, if unchallenging, is pleasant. There is substantial use of funk guitar throughout and some nice basslines and pads. There are also attempts to integrate some tribal atmospheres. On the downside, it doesn't really hang together, lacks flow as an album, and borders on cheese at times. The tribal aspects are not really integrated either, so this is no Shpongle album. Not a great album then, but perhaps worth a listen if you're into mellow trancey beats with a funky attitude. ~*~
maradona101

maradona101

January 24, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Diffuse, CD, Album, BR105CD

Listen to it right now...and this album kills...definitly a must have for all the funky people ot there...very unique and well balanced release...go and get it...it`s cheap(why?) and superb..maybe a little bit underrated on this site here.Go and have a listen for your self...you won´t be dissaponted..TRUST ME!...or maybe I`m just high and lounging;)....Here and there some guitarspacefunk with super danceable elements from all genres ranging in the goa/trance/break/downtempo/tribal universe!

Well suited for fans of chilled Eat Static and Ozric Tentacles...maybe for some suomi fans too...thinking of the newer Haltya stuff with more eyes on the spot/core of feeling good and get a dance in the woods or beach ,whatever! The groove is superb here!

And it´s all about GROOVE!

Just sit back and relax...!

NICE ONE 4,5/5 !!!
fabriknos

fabriknos

March 13, 2011
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Diffuse, CD, Album, BR105CD
I got this album when catching sight of it from nothing other than Discog's recommendation feature when I was browsing stuff by the likes of Juno Reactor, Son Kite, Koxbox, etc. Not knowing what to expect, I sat down for a listen and was very much impressed. A daring mixture of goa trance, downtempo, and funky tribal sounds all fused into a very original and enjoyable release that I have returned to many times since the first listen. I tend to gravitate towards Groover when mixing stuff of this style, but several other tracks are worthy of spin time and I still haven't utilized the album fully which gives me something to look forward to during my next psytrance set. Blue Room Released has a strong reputation and for good reason, they get their hands on truly unique material and Diffuse is one of those gems.