And now for something completely different...
Jennifer Warner | Raves.com, CA United States | 05/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Seeing as there are some mixed reviews of this CD below, I thought I'd post what my reviewer Kris (who's a big electronic music fan) wrote for Djfix.com/Raves.com since it goes into a bit more detail... "And now for something completely different. (Look, I know it's a stretch but Monty Python and Pink Floyd are both British so .... yeah, it's a stretch ... but this is completely different, for sure.) This is the third edition of the Floydian Propulsion Project, which takes classic tracks by the prog/space rock band and does something weird with them. For starters, "Heartbeat, Pigmeat" is here regurgitated as a moodyspooky downtempo piece of darktechno assertion featuring a few vocal samples. "Hey, You" is a little more pacey, but still subdued. Its source material is recognizable (with snippets from the original version) but spun through an electronic, nighttime flavor as it descends into space (yes, I meant to say that). From there it's on to the disco-y dubbish spin on "Any Colour You Like," easily one of the disc's strong tracks. Luscious chillout. "Is There Anybody Out There" gets an evocative, pretty treatment that's uberspacey and yet laced with organic quality; another strong track that recedes into a repetition of the title vocal line. Next up is a reworking of "Another Brick in the Wall Part I," with electronic ambience building into a variation of the classic guitar line from this song and featuring some groovy beats to build the layers, along with Floyd vox. "Terminal Frost" is presented in dark, somber form, almost prog meets chillout industrial, if that makes any sense. This builds and creates a thick but expansive dome of sound, functioning with a blend of subtlety and push. "One of My Days" functions as a brief segue into "A New Machine," a brooding, pulsing piece. The sampled cry "Pigs in Spaaaaaaace!" leads us into this disc's version of "Pigs on the Wing," a blend of organica and electronica and somewhat lighter in feeling than batches of the shadowmood to be found here; yet, melancholia hints. A noteworthy track. "Drooling and Raving" is a bit of experimental sound/music collage that proves to be engrossing. Electro-industrial seems to be the choice for "Signs of Life" ... at least that's what you think until the dub influences kick in. An interesting and compelling number. "Two Suns in the Sunset" is another fusion of organic and electronic and is one of the sunnier notes herein until the militaristic turn toward the end. "If" commences with tribalesque workings with mystic/psychedeclic overtones and quickly catches one's attention. Iron Butterfly comes to mind a little, if they were less bombastic and had lots of spacious world flavor. One of the odder (by virtue of comparison as it's actually one of the more, eh, normal songs on this CD) numbers is "The Pink Anderson Gangsta Blues." Dance stylings finally show up on the psytrance reworking of "Keep Talking," one of my favorite numbers here. Then things get kinda out-there with the revamp of "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict." The name of the mix on this one I just have to share: "More Than a Few Classes of Diminutive Hiraute Organisms Amassing as one in an Astral CAvern and Rocking-Out with a Monolith whilst Avoiding a Quantum Hyperspace Paradox". Quite trippy and ubercool. Floyd's attack on the record industry, "Have a Cigar," gets a totally wicked synthpop/trance take. Excellent. Vocal effects make this one wild and point back to 80s strangeness and forward to electronica's tomorrow. A solid, deleriously tasty track. "Obscured by Clouds" reaches us as buzzing, dark techno with elongated guitar lines. "Let There Be More" almost comes off like bossa nova meets spooky-spooky doings. Finally, "Publius Enigma" functions as an noise collage outro. While this isn't the strongest tribute/remix/redfine release I've ever come across, it is nonetheless a strong effort, with engaging tracks and enough variation and eclecticism to fend off boredome indefinitely. Concept/creation by Seth with remix contributions by Ste-V, Michael Alan, DJ Jimmy Rad and Hainkm.""
Great tribute, great DJ effort
M. Prater | Minneapolis, MN United States | 05/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The DJ work on this album stands up on its own. Each of the tracks thread through multiple turns, as is the case with most DJ tracks which can entertain over and over again. However, what's unique about these tracks is that, if you listen, each pays homage to various Pink Floyd albums. The DJ is not just a pedestrian Pink Floyd fan either; these tracks wind through some of the offbeat and hard-to find compositions. A must for a collector, entertaining for the casual listener interested in DJ-style music."
A must for any Pink Floyd fan!
Beata M. Domagala | 12/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Superb CD! A must for any Pink Floyd fan! Looking forward to hearing more albums from this artist in the future!"