Well, whaddya know ? Good house exists. Funk, house, trance AND chill-out, to be exact! Although the album is a compilation of tracks with a spread of styles, it all hangs together very well. These two guys have a good spacey-funky style. What have we got - Pepperbeef, a good dancey, housey track with a character of clubby chords, catchy rhythms and funky sax. Hey Leroy is excellent - housey voice-samples with some killer funky guitars (great guitar solo-ing - no kidding here!) and chilled dance chords. It's Gonna Be Alright is very nice feel-good house, with typical Namlook space-techno touches. Part Of The Scene is good solid techno/trance combined with funky/house in a surprisingly successful way. It's weird and wonderful to hear the housey rhythms and samples breaking into spacey Namlook synth and rhythms and back again. Oscar is a spacey dance piece - with clubby piano chords, trance/house rhythms and chirpy synth. Global System is a brilliant trance/techno track!, a little like the sixth track on 1-Year Dance, but much better. It is FAX trance at it's best - driving bass lines, spacey synths and chirpy chords. It breaks down into the next track nicely, called Drug Oriented, which is a beatless chill-out spacey piece, like 4-Voice's Intro and Outro. This track, and the next one are ambient B-Side affairs. You know, those lovely naive spacey chill-out fillers in the vein of the Definitive Ambient Collections. Missing You (which I previously knew as Sequential - Sequenchill) is a spacey piece - echoey voice calling "Atmosphere", space-synth chords, chirpy synth effects, squeaky synth chord, and later on - some guitaring. Lakeshore Drive is a beatless easy-listening piece - synth, rambling guitar (like that Dark Side of the Moog 4 track towards the end of the album) and saxophone. I've Learned The Code starts as a soft rhythmic tribal piece with a dubby and house feel building later (reprising ideas from Hey Leroy).
If you like good dance/clubby music with funky and spacey angles....heck if you like having a good time, get it! This is the best dance CD I've heard on FAX, thus far.
(review by eddY)