Statik Sound System ‎– The Essential Times EP

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Cup Of Tea Records ‎– COT CD035
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CD, EP
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1 Living In Essential Times 5:32
2 Hear My Plea 4:43
3 Seven Shades 5:13
4 Dreams Of Mine (Big Beat Boutique Mix)
Remix – Cut La Roc
7:47
5 Essential Times (Ratman Reconstruction)
Remix – Ratman
6:13
6 Essential Times (Flynn And Flora Mix)
Remix – Flynn And Flora*
6:15
7 So Close (J. Relph Mix)
Remix – J. Relph
5:33

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scoundrel

scoundrel

July 7, 2012

On their THE ESSENTIAL TIMES EP, Statik Sound System bring a new rock sensibility to their work. This is reflected first in "Living in Essential Times," which is a more aggressive take of "Essential Times" from their TEMPESTA album. "Hear My Plea" has a sinuous groove to it with a psychedelic vocal atop it, but "Seven Shades" perhaps goes a little overboard with the rock feel. Bring back Helen White! On the remix side of things, Cut La Roc's mix of "Dreams of Mine" strips everything out except for the acid-tinged big beat. Ratman offers up a dreaks mix of "Essential Times" that puts White's vocals front and center, while Flynn and Flora use only a snippet of her voice. Finally, J. Relph continues the deep drum'n'bass with a atmospheric mix of "So Close." Good, if not entirely essential.