OUT Reflex Blue - Positive Nature LP [Whitvoir]

Artist(s)
Reflex Blue
Release title
Positive Nature LP
Label name
Whitvoir
Release date
Mar 6, 2023
Release type
Artist album
Link to external store
https://reflex-blue.bandcamp.com/album/positive-nature-lp-wv02

Archon

Gagi
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Jun 27, 2020
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Just took a listen to this one today while driving...absolutely loved it!!!

One of the albums of the year, currently sharing the #1 spot with Electronic Arts by Sleep D. Wonderful ode to the 90s.

All tracks are awesome, but I'll rank my favourites:

4. Overview Effect
3. Paradigm Shift
2. Utopia Hz
1. Way of the Compass

You can find the album on most distribution platforms, here's a BC link only:

 

Daysleeper

Lost in Trancelation
Jul 13, 2020
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Sounds really good sonically, musically though I find it a little lacking,despite some cool touches here and there. structurally and asrrangement are a bit repetitiv and underdeveloped. like its staying in the same "realm" to long bar after bar and it becomes a little tedious after awhile. Its like its both tries to be sophisticated but at the same time its too basic. Especially the beat/drum arrangements are boring to me. saying that there some nice pad-work, swells, and acid and all that snuff. probably not something i would revisit for its music alone, but more like if im mood for an ambient housey dreamy thing, and prolly works good in a set too.
 
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Archon

Gagi
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I'm definitely feeling some Banco de Gaia vibes in my favs #3 and #1. What I love about some of Banco's works is that he takes very simple ideas, amazing synths and creates a 44-minute monster of a track. Just loops over 2 or 3 ideas in such a way that you get hypnotized and lose sense of time.

Of course, Banco de Gaia is Banco de Gaia. What I wanted to say is sometimes what you described can be is a strong point for me. But I have definitely felt the same at certain points when I was listening and wouldn't completely disagree with what you wrote. I still think the album is very good though.
 

Manofearth

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Sep 24, 2020
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Fantastic album. It doesn't break musical boundries but it solidly delivers well produced tracks and an album you can keep coming back to. There are no bad tracks.
 

TRANCEBLASTER

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Jul 21, 2020
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I like the album now more than when it was released in march, its an OK album, some great moments here and there, overall 6.5/10

here is my pick:

Reflex Blue - Breathe The Air (Piano Mix)
 
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Hensmon

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Jun 27, 2020
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Been enjoying this one a lot while working. Really nice sound design and some cool ideas in there. Agree with comment above that musically it doesnt do enough to really take me back in awe, but its a solid breakbeat album that can listen to quite a few times I think (already on about 7/8 play throughs). Probably quite sweet in a set too. 7.7/10 for me.

Piano mix and this one my favorite. Actually Way of The Compass too is a lovely chillout track

Overview effect