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Title: Cosmic Ferrets
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Artist: Screaming Egg Notion
Genre: Electronica: Ambient
Reviewed by: Zan on September 14, 2009 (All reviews by Zan)

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1Overall Description
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 piece along giving it a smoldering power. I took this with me when I went out to Bonnaroo (a weekend long outdoor concert/festival series) and it glided me quite nicely as I was coming down off the cid. My experience aside, SEN's ambient is extremely powerful and his skills do not go to waste.
2Creativity Description
The atmosphere created here is fantastic. It is very thick, very mysterious, and extremely potent with subdued layers of poly-rhythms that do not over take the synths, but instead meld together creating a heavy floating wave. Expertly created and executed. I would like to hear SEN do more with this style.
3Artistic License Description
This is a very powerful piece as it all flows in together. The rhythms, something not really found in SEN's work (other than the bass work) are a new thing to behold for this artist, at least in the way they are used for this piece.
4Arrangement Description
One could argue that there's not much change in the piece, if one ignored the subtle moves from flow to bang. Saying such would be disregarding the power of this piece. This isn't a piece to jump out at you, but instead possess the atmosphere around you and take hold of you before you even realize it. SEN tends to have very distinguishable sections in most of his pieces, but in Cosmic Ferrets, all the sections mold into each other and it is very hard to tell when one part begins or ends until the song fades out at the end and you realize your journey is complete.
5Sound Quality Description
Top notch. The drum work and the subdued bass really bring this piece home.
No vocal work except for ferret samples, which are used well.
7Does it work as a piece of music Description
Yes. This piece has a very powerful and deep character of it's own.
Sep 15 2009 3:18 pm
by Screaming Egg Notion

oh... hehe, now I realise what it means, thank the urban dictionary ;D not up with US terms... always interesting though... expansive mind bubbles coming from a place long forgotten with echoes of reoccuring thought ;-D love listening to terence mckenna when on that stuff...

Sep 15 2009 1:46 pm
by Screaming Egg Notion

what is cid btw? quite intriguing :D

Sep 15 2009 12:45 pm
by Screaming Egg Notion

This is a very cool review... comments like these really do spur me on to write more stuff... Dont forget that clones deserves a good amount of credit for this aswell... as he performed the guitar and sitar that really moved this track forward so well... not to mention he helped with a few pointers mid production... I currently have a track on the go collaberating with norm that is in a similar style to this one... so be on the lookout :)

Sep 14 2009 7:16 pm
by clones

Barring their own experiments of course :-)

Sep 14 2009 7:16 pm
by clones

I certainly agree on all points - this has been coming up in my car rotation and I enjoy listening to it. Stanley and Jeff appreciated the spacey treatment of their vocals. As far as I know this is the *only* song on the planet with ferret vocals.