Metal Spark ‎– Corrosive

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Corrosive 6:48
Metal Detector (R.mix) 7:36
Spring 8:39
The Iron Maiden 7:52
Mellow Spark 7:48
Kickstart 6:32
Technosaur 7:15
Geiger 8:03
Sonic Feet 7:30

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BR065CD Metal Spark Corrosive(CD, Album) Blue Room Released BR065CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
BR065LP Metal Spark Corrosive(2xLP, Album) Blue Room Released BR065LP UK 1998 Sell This Version
BAM4001 Metal Spark Corrosive(CD, Album) Blue Room Americas BAM4001 US 1998 Sell This Version
CGT037 Metal Spark Corrosive(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Classic Goa Trax CGT037 Belgium 2020

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Mikayekel27

Mikayekel27

January 18, 2021
edited 3 months ago
referencing Corrosive, 9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, CGT037

Mechanical. Industrial. Tech-trance. All would adequately describe this release I suppose. One should appreciate all the work that this Suntrip sublabel is doing, but let's be honest they cannot all be home runs. I found this to be exceptionally boring. Even if you ignore the lack of melodies, the industrial angle is not fleshed out in any detailed sense. It just...goes on. Nothing here is memorable for me.
WonderSoil

WonderSoil

April 9, 2020
referencing Corrosive, 2xLP, Album, BR065LP
Like all Blue Room Released LPs, this is a treasure. I have to agree with the comment below that I can't understand why this isn't universally loved. This Breakbeat-influenced Psytrance-movement from the end of the 90's should've survived longer, as a lot of it is nothing but captivating. Dark, but not too dark; 'progressive' and explorative; generally very "technoid" in it's focus on groove rather than harmony, and on top of all this; playful, percussive breakbeats that both adds danceability and a certain timeless "cool"-factor. It wouldn't surprise me if contemporary DJ's like Roza Terenzi and D. Tiffany eventually would find their way to this movement that Metal Spark etc. were involved in.

Every track here is stellar. None is super-memorable, but they're all highly functional in their own way. I'm still hoping for contemporary artists to look towards this time for inspiration.
projacked

projacked

August 18, 2019
referencing Corrosive, CD, Album, BR065CD
Bought this on vinyl back in the day, as I didn't agree with whole psytrance stuff, this album had some true magic to it.
At least 4 masterpieces ....
flowirin

flowirin

November 8, 2015
referencing Corrosive, 2xLP, Album, BR065LP
This album is epic. No idea why it isn't universally loved - It came out a little bit after a routemasters acid techno party at tyssen street, and one of the live acts had a short in their 303, with the electrical short ripping through the place at every beat. I'd craved more of that sound, and this album wasn't it. Perhaps others were as disappointed? who knows. At any rate it has stood the test of time, and sounds as good today as it did last century. Fave track for me is sonic feet.
trollator

trollator

December 22, 2014
referencing Corrosive, CD, Album, BR065CD
3.82 / 5 are you kidding? This piece of work deserves at least 5/5. I listen this album time by time during a years since it has been released and it still sounds fresh and unique. Music out of time. Of course this is not Goa Trance in it's typical sound with whistling melodies from indian movies but strong and sophisticated european psychedelic trance with cleverly broken beat (late 90th style) Also I would recommend to check Sibilant and Hypercycle (guys from Metal Spark) projects with this.

Absolutely winners on this CD are: Technosaur, The Iron Maiden and Geiger.