Masters of Multimedia!
Ryan L. Donaghy | Centerville | 12/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hexstatic do a great job on this one. The album starts out pretty good, but once it hits track five it gets real good. Great variety and great production.
the DVD is friggin' awesome. It comes with a pair of 3d glasses because a lot of the videos are in 3D. They really do it up right on this one."
A whole new landscape
Christopher Carneal | los angeles | 01/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Watch the 3D version of "That Track" (on the DVD) and you will be seeing the most advanced manifestation of music and visual conceptual animation yet developed. I seriously don't know how these people think this stuff up and then actually create it for us to see. I envy and admire their accomplishment. It's like being a kid and seeing TRON for the first time back in the day. This is a whole new landscape. And the tunes ain't bad either."
Really really good, but not perfect.
z funk | portland, OR | 12/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"in my mind Hexstatic are geniuses, pretty much everything they put out is awesome. This certainly doesn't fall short. Track one "extra life" is a standout track. it's a great opener, with a simple, yet captivating beat. It's a got this flowing synth that gives it a sortof spacey feelign that i really like. The song does make me think of video games for some reason (maybe because of the dialogue at the beginning) but if you watch the video it's a game of pong. The next track "chase me" has to be my favorite track on here. It really sounds like david holmes type work actually and i like him alot, but it still sounds original. It has probably the best breaks that i've heard in a while, and the bassline is so good. I'm sure it's synth'ed but the wah-wah-ish guitar effect sounds really cool. It sounds like something that would be out of ocean's eleven, but then again david holmes did do that soundtrack. Telemetron is also really cool. It's also got a pretty simple beat, and that one synth that fades in and back out each measure gives it a sortof amon-tobin quality to it, and he is ridiculously amazing. This song reminds of alot of japanese electro also, kind of like midnight bowlers. I'll skip track 4, not one my favorites but still realy good. Perfect Bird is really good. The original is by guitar vader, who if you don't know you should check out. You might find the voice irritating but the beat is really good and the guitar riff in there goes really well with it. That riff sounds a bit like tortoise actually. Salvador, is definitely one of my favorites. I listen to tons of brazillian music so i knew i'd like this as soon as i heard it. It starts off sounding pretty traditional and then adds in bits of synth and then brings in a prett ycool dance beat. The brazillian music keeps playing behind which really makes the track. Track seven "Living" is also really good. It's got a pretty fast, distorted drum-n-bass-ish beat with a guitar loop, and then the flute. and this song is kindof like a cross between chemical brothers and amon tobin. "distorted minds" is the one hip hop tack on here with juice aleem. It's a pretty good track. track 9 i won't go into, but also very good. Toys are us is probably my least favorite track on here. It just doesn't really seem to develope alot and it's got just too much noise and not enough substance. It's kindof loud and a bit dull. Pulse actually also isn't one of my favorites, it just seems a bit dull, it's somewhat unfortunate to end the cd on not such a good note, but it's still decent. So really, it's just two tracks on here that aren't noteworthy, thes rest though are great, so if you're into REALLY electronic stuff then this is for you. This is really the only cd i have which you could truly put in the B.S. category of electronica. This is electronica, and it uses electronics very very well."