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Various Artists / Steve Lawler: Lights O
Album:Steve Lawler: Lights O Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:07/2002
Label:Global Underground Record 

Album Review
Reviewed 2002-08-14 
COLL: Steve Lawler: Lights Out Label: Global Underground
Yet another in a series of progressive-trance-house comp/mix-CDs. I don’t care for trance, and most of the tracks are pretty boring with little originality in the productions – they are all formulaic (beats, synth swirls, robo-voices male reverbed, ethereal fem voices reverbed, unoriginal conga use). CD 2 is really tired shit. CD 1 has a couple of interesting tracks that verge on 80s industrial and electro.
On CD 1: 5,10,14,15. On CD 2: 5.

CD 1: Features tech-y trance/industrial/retro/new-wave & lots of robo-vocals
1. crazy noise swirls & huge electronic boom
2. stripped down beats & congas, dark robo-vocals
3. kind of industrial-y clang-y w/ lots of percussive effects
4. circuit-trance-y w/ all sorts of mech-y effects & cheesy vocal sample
5. thumpy! bangin' beats workin' it w/ distorted bassline - cool
6. big trance-like druggy shit w/ really tired preacher cliche ("I see the light")
7. raver-electro-pop - really tired cheesy shit
8. Euro-industrial-retro-wave-pop w/ German female vocals & grindy bass
9. short industrial-80s vocal break/interlude
10. retro - totally 80s synths, just like a Depeche Mode song I once heard
11. progressive-tech trance w/ male robo-vocals & big synths
12. more tech-y new-wave w/ female robo-vocals in Spanish
13. big epic synth buildup - typical progressive trance stuff
14. driving bassline & tech-y trance - cool warbling synth loop
15. big echo-y female vocals, breakbeats, then into pumpin' pop-trance track

CD 2: Starts tribal-y-trance and gets into very ordinary synth-prog-trance
1. warbly electronics & vocals
2. tribal-y trance w/ echo-y Spanish female vocals
3. more echo-y vocals w/ big swishy synths swirls & effects
4. slammy tribal-y beats & Italian female vocal sample saying “sexo”
5. funky bassline, tribal-congas, echo-y spoken word about Harlem streets
6. big huge synth buildups & swirly female vocals – epic trance
7. lots of tribal percussive layers w/ some swirly vocal & loopy synths
8. more crazy conga action & some goofy sample
9. techy analog bass drone builds up into epic trance sounds
10. analog bass loop w/ some big swirls & cymbal crashes
11. hard crunching beats, sinister synths, & looped vocal sample
12. male robo-vocal “orgasm” & female porno moans
13. boring… this track is not “house muzik” as titled – just swirls & beats

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Lights OutIntro F/Vaule
2.UnionTechnological Aspects
3.Mode, DanielMusic Pressure
4.PimpThe Light
5.Ciafone, JohnThunder
6.DesertI See the Light
7.Rhythm GangstaThe Crowd Song
9.Dirty WaltzerBy Soul of Man
10.Psycho RadioIn the Underground
11.HardonBrighton Project
12.Dr. Kucho and Wally LopezLa Luna
13.Noize GateBang the Drum
16.Lights OutIntro Feat. Helena Barber
17.Shmuel and BaranesSpanish Tales
19.Ultra FineKasso
20.Frank O Moiraghi and Mr. MikeHarlem Shuffle
21.Paranoid JackDirty Fingernails
22.J & SSunrise
23.Lawler, SteveAndante
24.Swain and SnellElectro Track
25.Fisher, CevinLet's Get It Together
27.Angelo Kortez Feat. Alan T.Houze Musik