X-Dream ‎– The Frog

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Blue Room Released ‎– BR017CD
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1 The Frog 8:05
2 The Frog (Morphem Remix)
Remix – Morphem
7:19
3 No Guilt Trips 10:02

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Track remixed at Tiny Tone Studio.

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transition-metal

transition-metal

February 8, 2017
edited 13 days ago

A classic track from X-Dream with it's clever use of the frog sample makes an awesome beat, however if you already own the album "Radio" then it would be a bit redundant getting this 12'' as the full version is on the album unless of course you are wanting the Morphem remix which is the reason to buy this.
The Frog - original starts with the frog sample & then a menacing bassline fades in before the kicks arrive & reverb laden metallic industrial sounds. Following the first break though, The Frog is rather content to coast along & do it's thing with kicks, bassline & stabs doing the work, the metallic industrial sounds return after the final break but i think x-dream should have introduced a new sound or melody, whatever at this point rather than reverting back to those industrial sounds. Whilst it is maximilist in sound it is almost minimal in a lot of ways, at least for a goa trance track.
The Morphem remix is the better version mainly because it is more energetic & melodic than the original, the key elements are there although the frog sample is more restrained, this remix changes from sections with heavy percussion over the main kicks providing the groove to more melodic acidic sounding leads that also change from one acid lead to another first at the high end, then the low end and then the mid range and so hence the name Morphem remix, all of this leads to a very cool break at 4.40 leaving only the bass line before the beat comes back in with distorted riffs interspersed throughout the acidic leads to finish it off. Definitely worth the buy!!! 5/5