Zenith: Nadir

Wonderful Things

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Working with ambient, progressive house, and acid, Fresno's Zenith: Nadir launches a trance debut that is sure to transport listeners into a whole other zone. From groovy global jams ("My Shee Koya Knee") to intense rave movers ("My Odyssey" and "I Love the Feeling"), Zenith: Nadir uses driving rhythms and spaced-out sounds in rolling, evolving patterns that hypnotize the listener. "Lover's Bones" is a swirling trip that relies on a strange, somewhat gimmicky sample about voodoo, and is perhaps the weakest track on the record. But the title track -- the best and most transcendent in the collection -- redeems any loss with sensuous down-tempo grooves and a girl whispering, "I have such wonderful things to show you," for an experience which can only be described as religious.

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