Infected Mushroom ‎– IM The Supervisor

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Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at Infected Studios.
(P)(C) 2004 BNE Ltd.

01: 140 BPM
02: 145 BPM
03: 146 BPM
04: 145 BPM
05: 145 BPM
06: 145 BPM
07: 145 BPM
08: 143 BPM
09: 145 BPM
10: 120 BPM

Total time: 71:31

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  • Barcode (Text): 7 290010 122233
  • Barcode (String): 7290010122233
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): MADE BY ABCD CAT NO YOYO 66
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI LK81
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1U34
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1U22

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lambdastorm

lambdastorm

May 18, 2016
In a 2004 interview, Duvdev told the public that Streched is a continuation of Dancing With Kadafi and not surprisingly I whined in pity the first time I tried that track: how can this crap even be compared to the greatest experimental track ever made in human history? It's no match man! In all honesty I don't think any track can surprise me more than Dancing WIth Kadafi!! With this in mind I stopped halfway through the album and left it in dustpile. Not until recently did I accidentally switch to a wrong playlist in ipad and discover the real gem!

To sum up, its an amazing album that marks the change of 'Classic Infected Sound', here the Infected duo takes a more dancefloor-friendly approach and all the stuff we get are pretty trancy, even those who never liked electronica will rock their bodies like there's no tomorrow. Overall there're much more vocals in this one than those in their previous release, it also forebodes the change the group made in their later album Vicious Delicious. My personal favourites are: 2.Ratio Shmatio, 4.Meduzz and 10.Stretched.
knurl

knurl

April 28, 2015

Awesome album! Meduzz has a killer bassline. Last track has the sweetest electric guitar lead I've ever heard, and Muse Breaks is just adorable, the female vocals remind me of Bjork (or is it Bjork?), awesome!
doctorg

doctorg

July 6, 2013

Hello all trance heads. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this album. Yes, IM do try to embrace other genres here, but whilst experimentation is required for progress, many experiments do not work. This experiment failed badly for the reasons cited by other reviewers: too much of an eye on the money, laughable "vocals", constant stop-start variation that induces sea-sickness and lame melodies. Rip Infected Mushroom. ~*~
FFfreako

FFfreako

September 14, 2011
I can't believe some people think this wasn't that good of an album. It blows my mind. Ive been a huge Infected Mushroom fan for a long time (like us all) im sure. I respect almost everything they have produced. This album by itself easily blows 90% of the psytrance out there (even current) out of the water. Yea it may be a crowd pleasing album, but its still a masterpiece of sound. I honestly feel like they decided to come at you with full throttle in this album. They didn't hold back and displayed their talents outright with commercial sounds. Proving that nobody could even come close. Its almost unfair the buildups and drops in this album. Bombat just might be one of the greatest songs ever produced(IMO). And B.P. Empire is good, but it doesn't even graze this album by any means. Praise Infected the Gods of Sound.
Luminon

Luminon

July 11, 2011
I think this is the best Infected Mushroom album. I like how they manage to make simple beats, basslines and effects sound catchy and funky. More danceable than plain rhythm, IMO.
I hate when trance music has this plain monotone 4/4 "look at me, I'm a DJ" beat. Same goes for melody. It takes a talent to make real melodies.

IM made a great progress since Classical Mushroom. CM is good, but they really perfected that on the Supervisor.

Yeah, vocals are a bit cheesy. And why the hell not? It's good to light up the atmosphere a little and show some detachment. Not like on BP Empire, which is all serious and dark, yet boring most of the time.

This is a real gem for those like me, who really love electronically altered voices and vocals :)
the_psychologist

the_psychologist

September 28, 2008
Hooboy, how to review this one?

I'm a fan of IM since years ago, and I've gotten used to riding out the waves of haters with each new direction they take.

Sadly, the hate is somewhat justified with this album.

The underlying beats are very solid and quite deep, but they decided to take a crappe on top of some tracks using really, REALLY poor vocals. Guys, if you're going to sing in English, at least come up with vocals that sound natural! This is straight-up Engrish 80s videogame cheeze. I will never, ever play "Supervisor" or "Cities of the Future" out due to the horrendous vocals. It's unfortunate, because "Cities" is actually a pretty pounding track underneath the faux-aggro Duvdev vocals. It has a huge build and good, acidic lead. Too bad.

But, aside from those tunes, this album actually contains some absolute dancefloor bombs! Try 2, 3 (the vocals are somewhat OK here, they have been manipulated to infinity and beyond, and the build is massive), 4, 6, 7 (pretty cheezy, but also catchy), and 9 (endless melody is awesome).

This album shows the transition from old IM dancefloor to their newer, horrendous sound. One could argue that CV's The Other Side was actually the transition, but The Trance Side was still more rooted in their older BP Empire style. Supervisor is where I think they really jumped off the cheeze precipice.
PKS

PKS

December 19, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Hands up for Infected Mushroom for exploring new fields of electronic music! They have come out with something new and different in every release so far, so of course, not everybody can like each release. The music on this album is not my favourite, but I really like their courage to try out something new and different. Not many psytrance artists dear to do that these days. I also like the fantastic production and tiny little details in every track. It can be interesting with vocals too, but for me, it is the vocals that ruins a lot for my listening experience here...