I wish i could say something great about this album, but there is hardly anything great in it. Ive hear so many good things about leftfield that i was dissapointed with this cd.
This cd reminds me of Orbital, a lot, yet it does have its own style. But it does not move me much. The first track is cathy yet, boring. The rest of the songs are good, specially affrika shoks, but in the end they fail in exciting me or producing a connection. Trust me i love electronica, yet i did not connect deeply here. There are certain things that i deeply appreciate here, one is the production, its foolproof. The sound is beautifull as well as the mix. All the tracks have a deep-clean sound that makes the bass and beats sound sharp and punchy. Another thing i appreciate is the creativity, just by hearing the recordings is obvious that a lot of time was invested in creating them. And a very picky process of selection must have taken place. This album sounds solid and finished. It is a complete album, and definetively a work of art. But in my opinion not as great as it could be.
It lacks a smart and heavier edge. All tracks are produced with a hip hop feel when they could sometimes use another type of feel. Nothing i hear is that innovative, even though it does sound creative.
Another thing i dont like in this cd is that even the organic sounds come out sort of electronic, so the organic side of electronica is sort of lost in this album.
All in all i wish i could give this cd a 3 and a half, but 3 is all im allowed. It is definetively a buy i dont regret, but it is not a record i will listen to on a heavy rotation basis.