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Greatly mislooked drum n bass gem
^petroL | NJ United States | 08/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seeing that this album was first produced in 1995, it is safe to say that Alex Reece was playing music way ahead of his time, and way before the exploding popularity of the drum n bass subgenre of electronic music. What makes this collection of songs different from other dnb compilations is the fact that the music does not sound dated almost 7 years since it was first composed. I doubt many drum n bass acts can top what Reece has created years before the storm. Groundbreaking atmospheric drum n bass with a touch of jazz and funk mixed in. Very enjoyable listen, highly recommended."
Not a total dud, but it won't have you drunk with passion.
Adam_Parez@CW.com | Boston, Mass. | 08/05/1998
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Alex Reese may have finesse, but it is not with finesse alone that great albums are made. A little, sure, but too much gives way to a slick product instead of a crafty undertaking. Reese has his moments, though. "Acid Lab" is a terrific number, with spy movie-like keyboards and a jumping back rythm. But "Candle" comes off like stale elevator music, as does "Jazz Master" and "Ibiza." Reese's all-too-careful approach to the drum & bass genre results in mockery and simple boredom. Reese is what Kenny G. is for jazz: safe listening. The only danger you may encounter is scratching the disc while putting it back in its case, which may be a good thing. But some may prefer such a lifestyle, so I'll give it two stars for accessibility."