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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Like many British producers, B12's Mike Golding and Steve Rutter are obsessed with the music and mythology of Detroit. While their music draws primarily from European electronica, their sounds are unabashedly steeped in th... more »
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Like many British producers, B12's Mike Golding and Steve Rutter are obsessed with the music and mythology of Detroit. While their music draws primarily from European electronica, their sounds are unabashedly steeped in the rough textures and urban sci-fi concepts of the Motor City. On Time Tourists, the follow-up to 1993's acclaimed Electro-Soma, B12 show a more evolved and mature side of this aesthetic. Crystalline melodies reminiscent of Vangelis are pushed to the forefront, while a clattering background of percussion keeps time from a respectful distance. In keeping with the album's concept (time travel and retro-futurism), they project electronic music 200 years into the future, where all the gimmicks have worn thin and solid production reigns supreme. --Matthew Corwine
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Olaf Johnson | Anchorage, AK 99505 | 05/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the kind of music your great grand children will find in the attic 200 years from now and will be jamming to at a nightclub hidden on the back of one of Saturn's moons. This CD is a few millenia ahead of everything with in the electronica genre and everything outside. So do your descendants a favor and get this now. Very well orchestrated sound effects and breaks as well as groovy baseline. Techno heads be warned these tunes, in my opinion, are on the intellectual side. However, one can shake it to some of the tracks.
Electronic music to space travel!
Jay M | Dublin, Ireland | 01/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The follow up to the majestical 'Electro Soma' could never outdo or match it, but 'Time Tourist' stands on its own as another fine production from the B12 boys.All the elements are here; beautiful synth melodies, smooth beats and spacey basslines. It does actually soundlike a soundtrack for space.If you are at all into electronic music and prefer the more thoughtful and well crafted style of electronica over the dancey trash, then you can do no wrong with this."
Not as great as his debut "Electro-Soma", but it's still a g
C. Cross | 12/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nothing B12 did could really trump "Electro-Soma", but that's not to say "Time Tourist" is bad. In fact, Time Tourist probably has cooler songs then "Electro-Soma" did, but it has too few of them. Whereas most every track on "Electro-Soma" is fantastic, "Time Tourist" suffers from obvious filler. A lot of the tracks also sound pretty similar to the musical style found on "Electro-Soma". Most of the tracks make GREAT background music ("Phettt" especially). Tracks like the first one, "VOID/Comm", however, are so awe-inspiring (it gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it) that it makes this album a worthy purchase if you like this genre. Recommended.
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