Our Monday selection:
Tuomas Rantanen – Late Cretaceous Part 2 (Citywall, CW130)
City Wall Records presents Late Creataceous Part 2. The 10th and final studio album by Finnish producer Tuomas Rantanen ́ in his “Prehistoric series”, now totalling 100 tracks all released over 7 years. Previously in the series, Early Cretaceous Part 2 (2019), Early Cretaceous Part 1 (2016), Late Jurassic (2015), Middle Jurassic (2015), Early Jurassic (2015), Late Triassic (2015), Middle Triassic (2014) and Early Triassic
Tuomas has mastered the art of creating a space where the music lover can be as content listening in their living room as they can be jacking on the dancefloor, a feat few have managed. This perfect medium is achieved because his work is both “mind music” and “body music”.
“Campanian”, obscure tonal clunks amid a steady techno groove, a shift comes in the mid-section with a low range drone motif. Roaring basslines and shimmering rides
bring everything to a subtle yet deeply satisfying climax.
“Quaesitosaurus”, sink into the deep, this music is meditation, this music is dance, this music is warmth, this music is life. Feel the parallels between the ancient anima- list groans and the religious chants of relative modernity.
“Titanoceratops”, want something different? Look no further. Spirals of techno power resonate forth, this is serious dancefloor material, aliens from the future would groo- ve to this with their blue tentacle hair like mini elephant trunks.
“Achelousaurus”, the hectic pummelling intro carries the listener head long into a prolonged intergalactic groaning chant, then, BAMM, back to the thunder. Relentless
midrange metal and stone with syncopated flint and fire just deal blow after blow.
“Brachyceratops”, now an energy vortex that draws ev. re. thing. IN – the magnifi- cently ferocious kick drum, suck out the low and leave that whip crack of a mid-kick snap, snap, snap. A thousand other things are happening but they are hard to see right now, they are very hard to see.
“Styracosaurus”, the bridge is crossed, it simply doesn’t get any easier from here, in fact, it gets HARDER! If there was an award for best techno album, then this would win it, easily. And the midrange off beat bass that appears just destroys all doubt. Burning, absolutely BURNING!.
Tracklist: Tuomas Rantanen – Late Cretaceous Part 2 (Citywall, CW130)
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