System Nipel - Deep Into Matter (Translucent, Israel 2006)
Article posted by TweeKUniT on 5/06/2006 9:57PM
The new System Nipel album â€œDeep Into Matterâ€ on Translucent certainly had some cool packaging- a cool see-through plastic case and stuff, killer! Wasnâ€™t that familiar with their tunes, so was pretty open going into this one- and it actually quite surprised me. Quite a few nice tracks here, in a range of morning full-on styles. A bit hit and miss in some cases, but overall definitely not a bad package from these guys.
All the tunes have a definate morning feel, there are some nice collaborations with Visual Contact and Electrosun and a remix of a Misted Muppet track- for fans of this dancefloor oriented morning sound Iâ€™m sure this would be a pretty good buy. It does a get a bit ravey in some patches though, I refuse to go on about it too much though.
Album starts with Dream Vision- a very mellow, floaty melodic affair with some nice effected acoustic guitar sections. Very melodic and positive, but quite nice as a track, very funky and feelgood. Beach-trance.
Lift Me Up featuring Visual Contact lifts the pace a bit- nice big solid bass on this one. Definitely donâ€™t mind a bit of Visual Contact I expected these 2 to make a good pairing. Very solid at the start, but sadly few ravish melodies creep in toward the end and it cheeses right out. Beginning was promising, but didnâ€™t really like where it went. A shame.
Steal The Robot has the same kind of feel as the last tune, but manages to keep a lid on wigging out so much, its good. Very traditionally trance sound- but its not called traditional without a reason- it works. Positive morning music.
Afronomical continues the theme- very much a positive album this one. Melodies are all major and very bright and happy. Funky feel to this one, fans of Rinkadink might like this one I think. Cool, but a little lighthearted for me and the melodies toward the end Iâ€™m not so fond of.
The title track â€œDeep into Matterâ€ definitely starts with a wallop- some nice solid bass on this one. Vocalish morning stuff isnâ€™t really my cup of tea, this one gets very full tilt but has some nice drops and buildups. Tidy production but maybe a bit too on the rave end for me again.
Electrosun is one of my favourite artists from this distribution group- hes released a couple of stormers which have absolutely rocked me on the dancefloor. His collaboration with System Nipel- Fairy Telly is for sure one of the best on the album. Positive, Rocking morning trance- nothing new but very workable and a great dancefloor tune. Nice stuff.
Quest for the Future represents I think the most boundary pushing track on the album. Some nice original ideas in the production a really phat kick. Donâ€™t really like the sound so much toward the end, but this one is a good one to show off System Nipelâ€™s production skills, heâ€™s pretty tight. Iâ€™ll put this one down to taste and cheese factor.
Donkey Drunkey is a quirky affair, but definitely overdoes it a bit for me. Last few tracks have reminded me a little of the last Future Prophesy album which I didnâ€™t like much. A bit too much work on the melody seems to override the actual effect of the whole track for me, maybe itâ€™s a taste thing.
His remix of The Misted Muppet â€“ The Legend is quite good as far as remixes go. Iâ€™m familiar with the original and I must say I think the System Nipel version is a tad better. Iâ€™ve never been a fan of this â€œclassicalâ€ style melodic work in psy, itâ€™s a bit too windy and over-the top for me- but as a remix, Iâ€™m sure fans of the original will appreciate.
Cd finishes up with a downbeat track â€“ Unlimited (Chill Out Remix). These melodies work a lot more in this music- very middle eastern sounding affair, must be an Israeli thing to go back to the roots with these closing chill tracks on full-on albums. Nice listen though!
Overall, System Nipelâ€™s new album Deep Into Matter wasnâ€™t a bad affair, but wasnâ€™t overly great either. For fans of the more positive, morning style- look into it for sure- I really think with these kind of releases it comes down a lot to taste- although I will say it doesnâ€™t push a lot of boundaries as far as sound goes either.
Some nice moments though- very much trance to make the dancefloor and enjoy themselves. Very cool cover though- would look pretty funky in the cd wallet. Positive music for the sunshine, with a small sprinkle of cheese.