Various Artists / Parallel Series 4
Album: Parallel Series 4   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jun 2013
Label:Mote Evolver  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-07-01 Pull Date: 2013-09-02 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Sep 8 Sep 1 Aug 25 Aug 11 Aug 4 Jul 21 Jul 14 Jul 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 11, 2013: BLS_TuesSub_1900-2100
Drive Themes
4. Aug 27, 2013: Tuesday Beats Part 03
Drive Themes
2. Sep 10, 2013: BLS_SubShow_Hour03_Hour04
Drive Themes
5. Aug 24, 2013: Saturday Beats Part 2
Fourty Four
3. Sep 02, 2013: The Big Love Show Part 2
Drive Themes
6. Aug 05, 2013: Eclektronik Groove
Fourty Four

Album Review
Jack Wang
Reviewed 2013-06-29
COLL: Parallel Series 4 (Developer, Truncate)
Label: Mote Evolver

West Coast Techno at its best! Developer and Truncate hail from LA's underground, and this EP is strictly for the hardcore. No sunny bikini music here, no "daisy carnival" crap here. The beats are powerful and the gritty intensity rivals that of anything you'd hear from Detroit or Berlin, if not more so. Both Developer & Truncate have had mixes featured on KZSU's 2012 Winter Solstice Marathon, and I'm a huge fan of both of these guys. Every track on this EP is good, but especially look at #1 ("Random Attractions") & #4 ("Fourty Four").

1. "Random Attractions" (6:03): Sick pounding techno, with a deep dark bassy warble, and a wail-screech that echoes in the distance, recalling a medieval dragon's roar.
2. "Drive Themes" (6:20): Straightforward acidic techno with a nervous bounce to it. Rich and multilayered. Solid beats.
3. "Is it Skinny?" (6:15): Spooky looped female vocal sample asking the track's title question "Is it skinny?" and insistent synth loops. Unsettling - in a good way.
4. "Fourty Four" (5:22): Dancefloor banger with a deep and intense bassline. Strong buildups with walls of noise and well-timed claps.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Developer Random Attractions
2. Developer Drive Themes
3. Truncate Is It Skinny?
4. Truncate Fourty Four