Trip Tech - "Children Of The Secret"
(Black Note Music 2002, BNM 001)
From Aural Innovations #23 (April 2003)
Trip Tech is ambient electronic music that seeks to alter your conscience and take you on a journey. The Intro track on the CD sets the stage with a very dark, almost scary start (“Just be real quiet inside yourself”) as you start the trip. "Through a Door" is next and now it all begins. Slowly some beats move into the soundscape and lots of sounds and samples flood the speakers. The sounds (music?) becomes quite intense at times. "Disturbing Appparitions" continues the ambient mind expansion. "Here’s What I Know" (32 minutes!) takes you to places you maybe did not want to go see. "CODA" closes the CD and ends the journey. This CD is a very strange journey and I think there are many people out there who are not prepared to take it. Digest this CD with caution as you may not wake up the same after hearing. A serious warning should be issued with this CD. Phew...
For more information you can visit the Black Note Music web site at: http://www.deconstructionist.com/blacknote.
Reviewed by Scott Heller