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Circular - Nordic Circles | Live Nuit Hypnotique #4 Mp3

  • Performer: Circular
  • Album: Nordic Circles
  • Label: Ultimae Records
  • Catalog #: inre060
  • MP3: 1630 mb | FLAC: 1404 mb
  • Released: 11 Feb 2013
  • Country: France
  • Style: Ambient, Downtempo
  • Rating: 4.0/5
  • Votes: 126
  • Category: Electronic
Circular - Nordic Circles | Live Nuit Hypnotique #4 Mp3

Tracklist

1Nordic Circles | Live Nuit Hypnotique #4 (Full Set)60:24
2Calm (Live Edit)7:16
3Pattatine (Live Edit)5:34
4The Circuit (Live Edit)7:12
5Deeper (Live Edit)6:26
6Drifting (Live Edit)4:19
7Cube Snooze (Live Edit)8:38
8Top Dive (Live Edit)7:17
9City Dwellers (Live Edit)6:55
10Glassy (Live Edit)12:54

Credits

  • Mastered ByVincent Villuis
  • Written-By, Producer, PerformerBjarte Andreassen, Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik

Notes

Track 10 is a bonus track.

Companies

  • Mastered At – Ultimae Studio
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ultimae Records
  • Copyright (c) – Ultimae Records

Video

Mbon
This is a good album, but certainly, in my opinion, not a great one. Some of it doesn't stand out and fails to distinguish itself in too many tracks, especially from other Ultimae artists that might be considered second-tier. Too much of the album fades into the background.

However, I give this release a solid 4/5. None of the tracks on the album are at all bad, just not particularly memorable. So why a 4/5 instead of, say, a more middling 3/5? First off, I personally am I big fan of the Ultimae sound and you find it in spades in this release. Second, although for the most part, with this genre, I'm not a huge fan of live releases, this doesn't sound "live" (much like the others in the "Live Nuit Hypnotique #4" series and the H.U.V.A. Network "Live at Glastonbury" release. Third, there are standout tracks that are worth checking out. Track 2 is quite good, and Track 9 is even better; it's my personal favorite on this album and I do rather wish the rest of the album had this kind of tight song construction and melody. I also thought Track 7 was well done.

On the downside, I would characterize 1,4, and 8, as somewhat filler-y.

In summation, if you're an Ultimae fanatic you'll enjoy this release well enough, I think. For the rest of the listeners, you might find this to be little more than pleasant and relaxing background music for the most part.

Recommendation: check out Track 9 to hear the apex of Circular's talents on this release.
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