The pressing I have on Purple vinyl is absolutely garbage. Loud surface noise occurs on all tracks; it suddenly disappears and starts up again throughout. I gave up after Side C. Really disappointing as a good atmospheric album - ruined. My copy was sealed so not dealer fault - unsure if this is all purple vinyl copies - got sent another for free but not opened yet - you know when you have that bad association with a seller/tune you love and you just don’t want to go back there? That!
Anyone else think this pressing has heaps of surface noise? listening to The Cost Of Clarity now and the noise especially from the left channel is huge. *listening after two cleans using a smart matrix and still overpowering surface noise mostly from the left channel, seriously cut the shit and press black.
I absolutely LOVE this album. It is a beautiful crossroads between the science fiction themes often found in "electro" releases, and old school tech house beats. I love the futuristic chopped up voices. I dig the warm synths. The beats are slow and simple but the percussion loops are very energetic. The end result is me dancing in my living room which doesn't happen as often as I'd like it to anymore. When is the last time you listened to an album and could honestly say you enjoyed all of the tracks? To anyone wanting to sample this I would start with tracks A2 and A3 to get a sense for what the rest of the album is about.
Not even closely as good as the predecessor -an absolute masterpiece- but still a noteworthy album that sets the return of an excellent producer that, maybe, had lost a bit his intergalactic way. Welcome back Jack, keep them coming.
Usual galactic funk from SDC. His albums tell a story and this leads on nicely from his previous R&S album Welcome to Mikrosektor-50, the artwork matches well with the sounds, cosmic!! Dunno why someone is selling this for £51 when you can still pre-order it from bandcamp for standard price.