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Transhumans, The / Into The Maelstrom
Album:Into The Maelstrom Collection:General
Artist:Transhumans, The Added:07/2007
Label:PfMENTUM 

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Add Date:2007-07-15 Pull Date:2007-09-16 Charts:Classical/Experimental
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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2007-07-09 
Excellent psyche noise, experimental electronics, noise tempered with jazzy drums, creative bass and guitar playing. A good chunk is indeed layered noise but there are moments of avante jazz. Best however is an entire section that comes across as the best psyche-noise you’ll hear this side of KFJC or Aquarius. The cd has a live-improv feel to it, being recorded in three “parts”: part 1 (tracks 1-2) is spooky, noisey; part 2 (tracks 3-6) get more intense; if you want to go for the jugular go directly to part 3 (tracks 7-9) as they come across more musical, psyche, cerebral, like a Do Make Say Think on extra strength acid, an Acid Mothers Temple on thorazine.

1) spooky feel, with clanging sounds, subliminal/whispered voices
2) drums and guitar appear, drums kick into a near-jazz ride cymbal cruise beat
3) begins very percussive, big hollow drum, evolves to more of a layered noise feel, but the drum is always there, midway, into the second half a more urgent, jam feel appears but doesn’t last
4) noisey electronics, upped a notch
5) starts off almost wind-like but quickly layers into a quite hypnotic looping noise/drone, drums arise after 3 minutes into a moderate jazzy gallop tone
6) continuation of previous, drums a bit more assertive, jazz, ends on a droney note
7) a slow mindful jam begins, exploring the realms of reality and cool noises, continues directly into next track 8) FCCs, continuation of previous, a treated pitched changed voice appears rather buried, but its laced with potty mouth, definitely okay for safe harbor and nearly okay elsewhere as long as you pot it down after it goes a few minutes
9) killer psyche, continuation of previous, with scream-like tones

Track Listing
1.Loss 5.Descent
2.Redemption 6.Forgotten Memories
3.Approach 7.Perilous Journey
4.Passage 8.Inner Voices
 9.The Path Of No Return