Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Mind & Body
Genre: Dance & Electronic
Listen to Samples
Don't believe the hype
DAVID COWAN | MELBOURNE, VICTORIA Australia | 04/16/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"despite what you may read elsewhere, this is a truly awful cd.If it didn't have Juan Atkins name and legend attatched, it qould have been roundly slated and ignored.I can't find one single track that stands up to repeated listening.Juans' attempts at 'experimentation' sound more like he's run out of his own ideas and decided to try someone else's. I read an interview with him a while ago where he reckoned that if you don't give up your job and rely on music to make money for you , you'll never be serious. I reckon if you look at music as a way to make money,you end up with an album like this. I'd give it no stars if I could. What's especially disappointing is that Juan Atkins is capable of producing superb,subtle, beautiful music.Get your hands on 'Classics','Sonic Sunset' or the mighty 'Deep Space' if you want to hear him at his best."
The Godfather of Techno Soul... lets us all down.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Hants, UK | 02/06/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Classics, Sonic Sunset, and Deep Space are all simply exceptional albums (understatement) - and not including Infiniti we've had to wait around 3+ years for this new release. And it's damned awful at worst, average at best. The "Atkins Sound" is undeniably in play here, but not as we know it. Psychosomatic is borderline electro goodness (which can't possibly match Inteference), and Be Brave as vocal techno is somewhat engaging but pales in comparison to The Flow. The rest of the album dabbles in wierd dnb/electro crossovering and completely failed to grab me even after four solid listens. By comparison, with the other three albums I fell in love instantly. I keep it purely because it's an Atkins recording, but Skynet has far more going for it, as has the other m500 albums. In short- unmistakeable experimental Detroit sound, that will be too experimental for most. A damned shame."