The Optic Crux ‎– The Optic Crux

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Djax-Up-Beats ‎– djax-up-cd6, Djax-Up-Beats ‎– DJAX-UP-CD6
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  • Matrix / Runout: 40429 * CDMF DJAX-UP CD 6 *1

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scoundrel

scoundrel

June 10, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

The Optic Crux’s debut hails from a long time ago: 1994, when techno was still new and thrilling. But despite its age, “Mesmeric” is appropriately hypnotic—an outer space journey that still sounds surprisingly fresh, and “Unknown Sunset” has a bright mellowness, even if it peters out at the end. And even if “Tension Withdraw” has a single-mindedness to it, “Mind Transfer” shows a bit more complexity. It might be a mastering issue here, but the tracks don’t seem to end naturally; they end, but then there’s an additional coda. “The Forecast” angles towards the dreamy, with the ambience wandering its way through to “The Forgotten” and even into the long and aimless “Klystron Waves.” For an album that starts off pretty strong, it seems to lose its way. Maybe the Optic Crux needs to focus a little more.