Sub Conscious

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Sub Conscious Review

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Phutureprimitive is the work of DJ and producer Rain, whose music brings together several related genres including but not limited to trance, electronica, and dub. These related styles represent developments in computer and recording technology. Clearly, this album is result of fabulous advancements in gear and gadgets.

Nonetheless, SUB CONSCIOUS is not merely a technical achievement, but is quite artful. Additionally, Rain's deep-pocketed grooves and stimulating musical colors illuminate the craftiness of this release. "Rites of Passage" is a menacing track that begins with the sound of heavy breathing and an ominous drum beat. "Darkness" kicks it up to another level, due to the intricate keyboard textures and foreboding bass line. With "Submerge," Rain tickles the senses as electronic sounds buzz, squeak, and squeal in the foreground. However, the highlight of the album is "Spanish Fly (Flamenco Dub Pt.1)," a tune that combines sleek percussion with a flamenco guitar and a sensual Middle Eastern vocal melody. Rain has once again taken cold electronic sounds and used them to create an organic, often poignant, musical statement.

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