Future Prophesy - Body Shaker (BNE/Yoyo 2006)
Article posted by TweeKUniT on 4/05/2006 4:16PM
Future Prophesyâ€™s Body Shaker is one of the latest releases on BNE/Yoyoâ€¦ I must say I was a bit curious to hear it when it arrivedâ€¦ But Iâ€™m thinking now it was probably better left upwrapped! I used to fully dig some of these guys old music- what the hell happened? I guess its just the evidence of the commercialization of the scene- Body Shaker is probably the most disappointing album Iâ€™ve got in a while!
A lot of the tracks have a very â€œeurotranceâ€ kind of buzz- belong more in the clubs of Ibiza than a trance dancefloorâ€¦. Boring rolling basses and generic sounding melodies are only interrupted occaisionally by cheesy vocal sections- basically this has nothing really I can find stimulating.
The title track opens proceedings- Body Shaker is perhaps the most tolerable track on the album (and I say that with a pinch of salt!). Bouncy bassline, funky kind of feelâ€¦ but nothing special.
Track 2 is where it starts to get reaaaalllly bad. Run Out System is a cheesy melodic trance number than reminds me something youâ€™d find on a ministry of sound compilation. Crap female vocals only make it worse.
Rock the Show continues the shocking run- annoying high leads over what could be one of the worst vocals Iâ€™ve ever heard in trance. I thought this was the worst it was gone get butâ€¦
Sound Like A Melody? Sound like crap. Nuff said.
November Rain opens with a bad female vocal- but in actual fact is probably the most passable track on the albumâ€¦. It actually resembles psytrance. Loses it by the 3rd minute thoughâ€¦ Woah, I though it was doing ok.
Unisexâ€™s rolling bassline and appegiators echo late nineties goa/euro cross-over- maybe they are like an N-Trance cover band now or somethingâ€¦
Keep On Rocking continues along the same lines as Rock the Showâ€¦ Crap. I canâ€™t decide which one I think is worseâ€¦
Syncopa would probably be a quite passable track without the female vocal- the bassline and melodies arenâ€™t over the toply badâ€¦ What is the obsession with the cheesy vocal?! The mind boggles.
Gabriel is along the same lines as the lastâ€¦ very bad vocals ruin what could be an â€œokâ€ trackâ€¦ hmzâ€¦ its like the same story on repeat isnâ€™t it.
The last track â€œRashidâ€- some crazy Israeli hiphop number surprised me a bitâ€¦ I can actually listen to it a bit easier than most of the music on the album- which says a lot. Quite laughable reallyâ€¦ haha I never thought it would come to this.
Overall I donâ€™t think I have much more to say- I think you get the impression of what I think of thisâ€¦ Its sad to see such a cool act go this wayâ€¦ Maybe they should stick to making the Israeli hiphop.
3/10 (only coz I couldnâ€™t produce the same crap music)