Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Hafler Trio, THE|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
One of the Hafler Trio's finest moments
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Hafler Trio (really just Andy MacKenzie) occasionally have what some have called a "quality control" problem. However, "Intoutof" is one of their finest albums. It comprises of six titled tracks (on the CD it's one long track) that take the listener on a serene (for the most part - see below) journey with many subtle sounds and effects flitting in and out. Very soothing and enjoyable and one of the Hafler Trio's more accessible works. However, there is one thing about this album that, in my opinion, detracts from this otherwise great soundscape that is in keeping with MacKenzie's "throw a spanner into the works" style. The first two pieces lull you into thinking this is one really great atmospheric soundscape, with one track transitioning into another, then all of a sudden there's a really loud Merzbow-esque noise track that comes from out of nowhere that scares the heck out of you, then a three second pause, then the same track an octave higher. After all of that it gets back to soundscapes again right where the album left off. I like noise, too, but when I pop this into the CD player, this is not the mood I'm in. It's at this point I had wished each track was actually separated so I could skip over the noise tracks, but then again, that would not be Hafler Trio, now would it?"
Chill Out Music Good for Chill Out Rooms at Raves
barnabywalsh | Sydney | 04/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Strange and relaxing aquatic tweaking for much of this cd, until it is interrupted by annoying avant garde power tool sounds about twenty minutes in. Its a good CD if you can be bothered turning it off before it gets to the stupid bit. Should have never been released like this."
Good record for meditation
Roberto Hadi | Santiago, Chile | 06/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this record. It sedates you, then it forces you to wake up scared, then gets creepy. The contrast is so strong that you feel recharged."