l'ombre - simulations 2.0
I think Iíve been excessively nice to Líombre in the past, so Iím going to rip on this release and make him feel bad. Now donít get me wrong, itís not because Simulations 2.0 is inferior or not worthwhile, I just feel like being a prick. Also, Iím not saying you should ignore this disc, or turn your back and run away, or avoid it like winter vomiting disorder, far from it, actually. Musically, Simulations 2.0 is quite interesting; heralding an exciting change in approach, intensifying the mellow chill out groove, more down tempo while more upbeat in persona. And this territory is nicely explored. No. Itís not that at all, nor is it lacking in the insight and wit of previous releases-- if anything, the contemplative introspective mood is increased. The remixes, however, are generally less interesting, though there is a really nice one by Displacer. However, that is all irrelevant. Iím just going to be an asshole, ignoring all the positives and even the negatives. Iím going to rip this release apart and say very nasty things. Oh shit, I guess I kinda fucked that up and its a little late to start now. Well, I guess forget the whole thing, Iím calling it all off.
Vizgig @ January 2005