Everyone Go M (M.mod)
Though continuously singled with a very simplistic and overused chord progression, this track is fairly intriguing in the musical aspect. It has a borderline repetition that almost makes confusion from the few samples, but offers enough of a change continuously to allow some possible expansion on the theme. I
would like to hear a bit more of a lead, as the chord progression is certainly capable of supporting almost anything. The samples intertwined are pretty cool, with some really kick ass wah-wah effects, and a nice low synth. The “mmm” sound is a bit overbearing throughout most of the track, but given the artist’s intentions with this track I believe that it should be kept as is.
The drum track is strong, but is a little heavy with double rides, and some immediate cut outs that leave a little to be desired. Overall, this is an interesting piece, spawning far from the normal techno and ambient tracks that have become so common. It has extreme potential rhythmically and melodically, but this particular run lacks repeat playability.
The sound is rather full for so few channels, which is something not commonly seen. However, the mixing could be a little cleaner, as some of the samples cut suddenly, and do not play out their potential. The drums are a bit too heavy through the beginning, but come to a reasonable volume withing the midlle portions of the track. This progression has been used for ages in many pop songs, and offers many exclusive transitions and changes that the artist does not exploit.
I would have liked to have seen a minor chord progression breakdown, with a quick slide to a new key, given the nature of the key signature, as that is its prime expectant. However, not too bad technically, with a lot of resonating sound through a small number of channels.Azo (Jesse Worley) on Wed 16th Dec 1998, rated 4 / 10.