Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The best electronic CD ever made on this planet
ocean aletheia | Paris, France | 09/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There's no word to describe this masterpiece. It's not very known all around because is mainly techno music composed in early techno years, and distributed on the label called Hardhouse from Frankfurt (Germany). This album is made by Oliver Lieb, a techno guru very well known under L.S.G. project. He's one of the most talented musicians of all times.
The CD was probably inspired by Frank Herbert SF book DUNE. It has only 4 tracks, each 16 min long. Mr. Lieb makes his music in J.S. Bach and J.M. Jarre style (multiple polyphonic layers & special electronic effects) with a lot of rhythm and nice melodies.
The first track called "Falling" starts as a descent in the dark underspace and transforms itself in beautiful melody which will bring you to the voyage in the bright light of very large space. You can imagine yourself being part of giant cosmic space. There's a lot of effects, strange sounds, floating mini-melodies and 144 BMP rhythm will keep you "strength".
The second voyage starts in the middle of chemistry lab. Everything is bubbling, there's a circulation of liquids in tubes and weird E.T. scientists are preparing a "substance". After 6 min of painful work finally "We got spice" (that's the name of the track). As you can imagine, the moment is very special! A sweat melody comes out with dance rhythm which will keep you running for longtime. You are in the middle of melodic landscape, which inspires a wisdom and hope.
The third voyage is a kind of music which would be done by some extraterrestrial species while they are performing tam-tam party around the nitrogen acid. It will serve them to cook you for a tasty dinner. You feel the presence of danger; you feel the power and lot of uncontrollable energies are erupting everywhere. It's totally freaky. When the rhythm starts you are engaged in frenetic fight. Then everything stops and changes to something very abstract, very far... It may be a memory of something lost, a memory of yourself ? You get a new perspective about life after hearing this. When the rhythms come back, you are totally shocked and reset.
Finally, the voyage will end with the fourth track which is the most rhythmic. You take part in a funny place called "planet spice". To listen this track you should turn your stereo to the maximum volume, because you'll go to the techno voyage with a big powerful machine.
The idea behind the whole album is spiritual voyage that you can realize with "spice". The spice may be considered as an "amplifier of emotions". The one may think (like I do) that "spice" is a chemical substance which people are used to take on techno parties. Our parents were using a lot of those during '70 when they was listening "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". However, you do not need "those nasty things" to enjoy this CD.
A "Day on our planet" is a brilliant masterpiece ! Comparing to this work, the whole production of electronic music from '70 and '80 may be considered as a prehistoric age of electronics. After listening this CD I have impression that guys like Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk etc were actually lacking the imagination and were just "using their electronic machines" to "make music". But not yet "to compose".
I've bought this CD in 95 and we are now in 2007. This is still my favorite CD. After 13 years of techno music, and 30 years of electronic music, this is still and definitely THE VERY BEST ELECTRONIC CD MADE ON THIS PLANET.
I hope that Mr. Oliver Lieb will go back to "spicelab" project very soon. We need a lot more stuff like this on this planet."
1stVideo | 02/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"1. Falling 2. We Got Spice 3. A Day On Our Planet 4. Planet Spice"