Going to flick through the tracks and type as I have a first listen.
1 - Not for me although does get a bit better after the vocals stop
2 - Much better, nice stabs and like the warpy bit on them!
3 - Fav so far, but I am a sucker for reggae vibes and bleeps!
4 - Again not big on the vocals but like the breaks arrangement and piano
5 - Nice Bizarre Inc style. Been done loads of times before but very authentic
6 - Like this one, again nice stabs and sounds like its straight out of late 91/Early 92
7 - Pretty nice, piano and stabs and breaks.
8 - Slower and very 91 sounding. Decent tune.
9 - Got a mental Josh Wink style synth pattern, different but good.
10 - Again decent with some real different sounds
11 - One for late 92 crew, ruff, amens, off beat reggae stabs. Love this style!
12 - Again vocals dont do it for me (just not my cup of tea - never have been) Would love an instrumental as some great stabs, breaks.
So a very quick listen to all of these and they are my first impressions. Like anything, the more you listen the more certain tunes grow on you.
Great work though and something for most there. Superb that Liquid has got 12 new tracks on wax.
tbh many tunes from them coming like unexpected anthemic bombs like "Rudeboy Jamaican" or "Everything's Going to be Alright"
Great work in overall! Astonishing album, energy flows indeed!
An additional gem released by Music Mondays and bless seeing a new Liquid studio album!
had a quick flick through - i like most of them! have to admit it's made me realise i don't really know their music at all, except "liquid is liquid", and one other tune, you know, that super obscure one...
Sounds ok so far. I might have to get this - haven't bought any vinyl since the old skool breaks scene took off in the early 2000s
I'm going to that Raindance Vs Fantazia in march so I'm sure he'll hammer a few from this new album
Just not seeing the point of this. No where near as good as the '92/93 stuff. A pale immitation. Are they back together? the other guys were Shane and Jez or is it just Liquid8 LOL? I love listening back to all the old rave classics... but jeez.. can't get my head around middle aged men pretending their 22 again. Old Skool forever! but FFS leave it be when you're past it! there's a lot of young guys/gals out there who are reinventing the genre and doing a much better job. Sorry for being harsh (but fair) Bunter, wot ya doin man??
aha... thanks Bud. OK - that's a shame. You know I met Ame after XL days and he hated the 'rave' s**t and breakbeats... hence dropping the others and doing that garage thing - so I don't get this. I guess it might make a few quid. But hardly in the spirit of '92 eh? Anyone know what Shane etc are up to? Glad i found this site... reading it for around a year but only just joined up to chat some
EleveneezerGoode replied the topic: New Liquid Album
Some mint tunes here but l think tunes like Cali Blues seem to be using some sort of new fangled vocal shaping (or whatev u call it), making the vocals on that specific tune flawless but inflectionless, anaesthetic. Also, l guess Liquid is mellowed out now because only about half the tracks have that old skool "belly punch" that Liquid used to consistently have (Phog, Feel 3, Year 3000, Sweet Harmony, Liquid Is Liquid), but this is possibly because the E scene is dead now? (I mean, not many ppl take it) (it should be legalised because although i no longer do drugs, it's sad to see so many deaths from dodgy alternative chemicals and besides, the E vibe creates an holistic effect which filters through into the music)