|Troll Scientists ~ 'Sir Eel (Album Release)' :: OUT NOW!
It is a truly respectable thing when a music making act breaks the established molds and siezes their album for their own, and the Troll Scientists, hailing from Finland, have done this absolutely admirably. Riding the momentum of their acclaimed debut album, "Useless Science", the trolls have been hard at work both in the studio and on stage, reliably and relentlessly performing across Europe and Russia, cranking out a plethora of free releases, and not in the least, compiling their next album, "Sir Eel". To describe this album simply as "psy-trance" woul dbe doing this work a disservice, as each of these tracks comprise a vast array of eclectic musical influences as well as stellar newly engineered sounds and styles that seem plucked from the neural webworks of the artists themselves. As a collection, "Sir Eel" pushes the boundaries of perception and description in every direction and tests the limits of these superb artists' potential with every kicking beat. Once again, with this album, the Trolls display their commitments to quality dance music production enjoyable both on the dancefloor and off. Listen for yourself and find out what thousands have already discovered about the musical magic of the troll Scientists.
Click below for samples:
1. Disco Doctor
2. Fisherman's Symphony
3. Follow The Sardines
4. Birth of Vainamoinen
5. Congo Party
6. Un Question du Pop
8. Zemel Dance
10. Witch Protector
Track by track:
An inpressively thick, rolling basstone directs the uncercurrent for panoramically sweeping rhythms and background pads which seem to breathe. Timed by a meaty kickdrum and crisp percussion, every sound rides the crest of their filters in an ever upward spiraling musical arrangement engineered for tension twisting dancefloor sessions.
Kicking this one off is a definitively unique and innovative introduction, and the musical body which follows, an intriguing amalgam of classical, breakbeat and psytrance influences, does not disappoint. Part technotronic, part wandering Gothic gypsy, "Symphony" seems to take on a groovy life of its own, creating vibrations every bit as trippy as they are mody moving.
Follow The Sardines
With a track name like this, one should expect the unexpected within the music, and rightly so. Thick, broken bassbeats keep your heads nodding and your botty bumping. The Trolls pack more twists and turns into this track than a bag of pretzels, showing off their brilliant diversity with musical flair. Prepare for a very bumpy ride while following those little fishies.
Birth of Vainamoinen
Timeless bits from each corner and time of the world mesh together in a highly charged intro, building up to dubtastic downtempo beats, earthy atmospheres and pitch-riding foreground melodies. Absolutely fantastic drumwork takes center stage, ramping up both the tempo and the tension with masterful grace.
The Trolls outdo their old sciences time and time again with their seemingly limitless talent and expression. "Congo Party" is indeed a pinnacle, with authentic, ingenius percussive elements, namelessly exotic instruments and ritualistic vocals make for a track closer to tribal spellwork than digital studio production; a true creature of a Troll's world.
Un Question du Pop
At once urban and ethnic, this track poses the obvious question of how many influences can one glue into one compilation before it becomes a non sequitur? This piece by the Trolls is just that, a brilliant musical piece which borrows from many and creates something truly new, original and experimental, combining harmony and dissonance in previously inconcieved ways.
Bits of ethereal padwork and acid jazz brazz float through the soundscape as a deep four on the floor brat chugs into the foreground like a choo choo train. An easy listening track fir for sultry summer listenings either outside the stars or smoky indoor settings. Warm bass, eastern strings, horns and laid back drumwork take you on a four minute journey around the world. From subtle Carribean touches to gypsy-style electric organ, this second single from the Scientists' upcoming Sir Eel" album takes you on multidirectional safaris of sound within the confines of your cochlea.
Launching straight back into peak hour trance madness, the Trolls invite us onto a new rollercoaster ride of echoed delay rhythms, high digital tweaks and plenty of synth blurbs, blurts and squirts. Bounced along by mountainous basslines, every sound changes, enters and exits at just the right moments to keep tensions rising and the dancefloor antics in motion.
An intriguing experimentation in musical timing and structure set the skeletal frame for eerie music drifting between trance, breakbeat, ambient, and all stops in between. The first digital single of the Troll's anticipated new album, this funky track is a solid, subtle arrangement of drums and sounds show off these Finnish artists' potential with every moment during this musical odyssey of imaginative experimentation. "Ziko" is ahead of its time, growing tendrils into new directions of trance music.
The Trolls definitely don't wrap things up quietly, and "Witch" is a testament to peaktime full moon trance music concieved to be heard at night in the open air. Intense bassbeats and ping-ponging rhythms set the substrata for ego crushing, emotion inducing trance set to skyrocket your soul and keep your feet jumping like popcorn on a hotplate.
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