Reviews written by Zan

Cosmic Ferrets
Reviewed: September 14, 2009
Artist: Screaming Egg Notion
An extremely powerful and intense journey fraught with mystery. It begins and maintains an air of hypnotism that threatens total submersion. This is one of SEN's best tracks and one of my favorite tracks on the TIS site. The drum work is superb as it melds in with the bass that gently guides the pi
Read full review
Imploding Bread
Reviewed: June 01, 2009
Artist: Screaming Egg Notion
One would think imploding bread is a bad thing, but according to this track its quite fluffy. This is one of Screaming Egg's more upbeat tracks, as the bass drum is laid back and the synths are very light and mesmerizing. It's cloaked in a fine thin cloud, but more like a morning fog than a grave
Read full review
Hedgehog Mantra
Reviewed: May 26, 2009
Artist: Screaming Egg Notion
Any track glorifying the life of Hedgehogs gets A+ in my book. Screaming Egg's Hedgehog Mantra is one of the more unique tracks that Screaming Egg has produced largely cause it is absent of abstract club or dub beats. That does not subtract from it's quality, but actually gives it more punch. Hed
Read full review
Rainbow Tumor
Reviewed: May 26, 2009
Artist: Screaming Egg Notion
Rainbow Tumor is a very upbeat, but laid back groove. Screaming Egg Notion has a great ear for knowing how to lay out a spaced bouncy track, which is very reminiscent of groups like "The Orb." The dark synths and the bubbling effects create a thick layer of audio gel that covers every space not wast
Read full review
qwerty
Reviewed: May 26, 2009
Artist: bacteria
Qwerty - "is the most used modern-day keyboard layout on English-language computer and typewriter keyboards." I didn't know that until I looked it up when thinking about reviewing this song. What bacteria has done in qwerty is bring a standard driving beat and have sharp pulsating sound shoot over
Read full review
Space Racer
Reviewed: January 31, 2008
Artist: Mad Alien
Solid and masterfully created trance done again by Mad Alien. Mad Alien shows us his good ear for the genre and his ability to create a powerful performance of rave sound. Though really no new ideas were brought with the piece, it still stands as a great example of work. The atmosphere created in th
Read full review
It's Not Easy
Reviewed: January 29, 2008
Artist: Mad Alien
Standard but very deftly created trance. Mad Alien clearly demonstrates that he knows what it takes to make a strong and powerful trance tune. A detached feel pulsating with a powerful beat makes this track a force to be reckoned with on the dance floor. Pure and powerful rave material.
Read full review
Core ( Enter the Main Frame)
Reviewed: January 24, 2008
Artist: zaphoid
The "guitar" sound to me, though looked down upon electronic artists such a kraftwerk as an instrument from medieval times, has always been able to give that extra human touch. When mixed in with electronic music it escapes the often imposed detachedness of electronic music and gives it a very prima
Read full review
Constellations
Reviewed: January 22, 2008
Artist: zaphoid
A feel good happy-night musical theme. You get the very strong feeling of completion and becoming the time to justifiably unwind. I never heard the John Mayer album that Zaphoid claims inspiration from. Regardless though, I don't need that background to understand how successful this track is. The
Read full review
The System Ate My Lunch
Reviewed: January 04, 2008
Artist: Ceekayed
Brutal. This IDM inspired breakbeat horror show feeds strongly on a dark primal musical psyche that is rarely found in music, but when it's done right it's powerful. Ceekayed has done it right. Short bludgeoning and pulsating beats are expertly pushed out of the piece. The distortion adds a much w
Read full review
Kill Sucka MC's
Reviewed: January 03, 2008
Artist: Nasty Habit
This is a pretty solid hardcore track. Like the artist said he came back to basics and it shows. Its a show of solid foundation in the genre and anyone who is looking to fill their music libraries with more hardcore don't need to look any farther. It doesn't explore new ideas, but it does represen
Read full review
Message From Beyond: We Exist
Reviewed: January 01, 2008
Artist: roncli
The most powerful thing about this track is it's energy, which is extremely active through out the piece. I've seen in some of the other reactions to this piece that the repetition is a problem, however this tune was made to rave to and if this was ever played live for an audience it would succeed
Read full review
S.T.F.U.
Reviewed: December 14, 2007
Artist: slammy
But really... Why don't you STFU!? Seriously. I can hear you through your loud computer typing. Good chuckle track that has a very celebratory mood being bashed around while interlaced with the needed comments of shutting up. "STFU and dance" are the insinuated lyrics. Its implied by the continuo
Read full review
Unexpected Visitor
Reviewed: December 13, 2007
Artist: solo
What if my day was disturbed by aliens? Hrmmm... Well I guess I'd chill out and take it in stride in awe struck hypnotism. Solo is a master of creative soundscapes and it is shown here as he points out that the aliens are landing.
Read full review