Modex - Adventures of an Omnivoyant Mind [Gestalt Records]

Artist(s)
Modex
Release title
Adventures of an Omnivoyant Mind
Label name
Gestalt Records
Release date
Nov 23, 2023
Release type
EP
Link to external store
https://gestaltlabel.bandcamp.com/album/adventures-of-an-omnivoyant-mind-gst32

erickUO

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Daysleeper

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wow these are a total snoozefest. zero consistency,flow or finesse to the trackstructures, and they all sound basically the same imo. same basslines, same stuttering rhythms...same 120 something bpm ambient house/techno style, random "psyish" fx here and there...ultimately just empty shells with some bland music in it imo.

you usually post good tracks but these are within those really generic "nu-trance" ones...
 
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Hensmon

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Quite like Enagic myself. Don't disagree that lot of the nu-trance stuff can sound really nice but not really be that musically interesting, with lack of proper build/tension of an idea. Dancing to this for 2/3 minutes in a club would be sweet tho.

They do all sound the same
 

erickUO

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wow these are a total snoozefest. zero consistency,flow or finesse to the trackstructures, and they all sound basically the same imo. same basslines, same stuttering rhythms...same 120 something bpm ambient house/techno style, random "psyish" fx here and there...ultimately just empty shells with some bland music in it imo.

you usually post good tracks but these are within those really generic "nu-trance" ones...
let's just say this is the period where our preference didn't match hehe 🍻
 
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Jetflag

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love the sounds in isometra, but yeah not all that musically interresting
 

m_st

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They are ok. It starts ok but I agree with the criticism already made
 

ssstodorovic

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Really interesting to read these comments. All the tracks instantly hit a soft spot with me when signing them and have kept doing it for me ever since. Yes, they're quite monotonous and simple but really, that's the minimalistic beauty of them for me. They're like clones but with finely tuned differences between them, so each track is easily mistaken for one another but still recognisable. Anyways I think it's nice when an record divides opinions :)
 

Redrot

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I agree with the majority here that they're all very similar, yet quite strong. Definitely going to collect the EP for my own usage. From the DJ perspective, it's quite nice having the ability to fine-tune your track selection (if you want to think about it that hard) and I always love how these EPs have 3+ tracks, most of which fit into a typical 4 on the floor house/trance set. On the other hand though, artistically it can feel like a cop-out to me though to have them be *this* similar. But for these releases, it's almost as much about practicality as it is about making a musical statement, perhaps.

On that note, I feel like that's part of why the tastes of this forum and the releases can diverge. As great as 10 minute epic trance journeys are, they are less compatible (imo) with sets that span a whole bunch of genres and styles, and if you listen to a fair number of the sets that these tunes are played out in, they definitely are more than just "wannabe trance oldies sets," there is a lot more going on there.