Various ‎– Buckle Up Vol. 2 - The Trancelucent Garage

Trancelucent Productions ‎– TPCD-IL012
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  • Artwork By – Noam Lekovitz (Nomgy)
  • Compiled ByHomsy
  • Mastered By [Digital]DJ Bog


(P) & (C) Trancelucent Production 2005

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  • Barcode: 7 290006330215


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December 20, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Trancelucent Productions in Israel is out with the second chapter in their Buckle Up series. This time we get the most kinky cover art I have seen on a psytrance cover. Actually quite vulgar.

First out is System Nipel (Rubi Yacobov & Anton Lunev). They have released several tracks on various compilations lately. Here they give us a quite melodic track, with a massive bassline. Typical Israeli full on, but not too fluffy. The voice sample in this track saying DJ took pills... is used a little bit too many times before in my opinion. Track 2 is a new track by Cosmic Tone (Roei Nissan), who released his third album on Com.Pact Records earlier this year. Here we get a nice, melodic morning trance track. Typical Cosmic Tone sound, almost going over to the too fluffy side, but keeps a pretty good balance in this track, except for the cheesy voice sample in the middle of the track, which ruins a lot. Track 3 is by Electro Sun (Nadav Elkayam) who released his debut album (Pure Blue) on Trancelucent earlier this year. Here we get more typical intense Israeli full on, with smashing beats and quite nagging sounds. He has some nice things going on here, but for me this soundpicture is a little bit too messy. Track 4 is by Aquatica (Elad Asi) who is releasing music on many different compilations these days. A massive, drifting track that might fit well at sunrise. Track 5 is a new track by The Misted Muppet (Dagan Israeli) who is now only one person. The Misted Muppet released a successfull album (From The Legend) on Trancelucent last year. They usually go a different direction than most other Israeli full on artists. The track we get here goes the horror movie direction as usual. Pretty cool track with some nice, crazy melodies and interesting female vocals. I wish the bass line was a little bit more clear in this one.

Track 6 is by Noga (Noga Sudai) who is a pretty fresh Israeli artist. The track he gives us here is actually my favourite track on this compilation! Here we get a deep, drifting bassline, atmospheric morning vibes, a beautiful melody, not too much fluffy ingredients and a nice flow. Nice one! Track 7 is a new track by Etic (Etay Harari) who released his second album (Feedback) on Trancelucent this year. He keeps it on the progressive side of trance, with quite dark, mystic vibes. Not among the best tracks I have heard from this guy, but an okay track. Track 8 is by a quite fresh Israeli duo called Systemic (Dekel Maman & Itay Milgrom). Here we are jumping back to typical Israeli full on with some morning melodies. Jumpy sounds etc. reminding me a little bit of Sub6. The last track on this compilation is a collaboration between Noga and Solar System (Lior Lahav). They continues the melodic morning vibes, but here we get a little bit too much over on the fluffy side compared to the other Noga track on this compilation.

The second chapter of Buckle Up is definately much stronger than the first one. The cover art you get here is really, really ugly, but you will find a couple of pretty good tracks here.


August 29, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

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Trancelucent Productions from Israel is a funny label really – they’ve released some really, really cool CDs like the brilliant album From The Legend by The Misted Muppet + the two brilliant Etic albums Touch Ups and the recent Feedback… They are all cracking artist albums that I really enjoy – but unfortunately Trancelucent also has a tendency to release really crappy stuff… Like the Electro Sun album and the Cyberdelica compilation – and now this second Buckle Up compilation…The first one was released in 2003 and had a couple of good tracks – but the rest were forgettable… Now let’s hope this one is better…

Well, IMO there’s only two stand-out tracks – the rest is simply too generic for my tastes… And two out of 9 is simply not enough for me to validate a purchase of a compilation… Of course this is a matter of taste and fans of the new Israeli full-on sound will have a field trip with this one… Others should probably take a listen before buying it… But enough common sense lessons for now!

A lot has been said about the controversial cover-art here – most people seem to dislike it… Again, I tend to disagree… Frankly I can’t get worked up about this – it’s obviously a piss-take on behalf of the Trancelucent crew – and I smiled the first time I saw it… I like it much more than say the cover of the newest Etic album… At least this one doesn’t try to hide anything…

Anyway, I didn’t really like this one – but I haven’t given up on Trancelucent… How could I with the amazing Etic album released simultaneously with this one? Enjoy!

Favourites: 5(!), 7(!)


August 15, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
The artwork is the most awful thing i ever see in the psytrance scene, more vulgar isn't possible.

Concerning the music, it's globally not my cup of tea (cheessy,fluffy comercial clubtrance).

Excepting the Misted Muppet , even if Dagan remains alone under 'The Misted Muppet', it still rocks my eardrums with this little medieval touch; Noga does it pretty nice too in a morning groovy funky style; & Systemic confirms some expectations i've put on him since his first Systemic On A Machine.