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CEX: Tiny Creature

 Posted by Maurizio Pustianaz (@)   Techno / Trance / Goa / Drum'n'Bass / Jungle / Tribal / Trip-Hop
Experimental / Avantgarde / Weird & Wired / Glitch / Noise / Field Recording
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Mar 22 2011
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Artist: CEX
Title: Tiny Creature
Format: CD
Label: Tigerbeat 6
Rated: *****
It's hard for me to say if I like this album or not. First of all it's a really long one, it contains nine tracks (one of which is 20 minutes of length) which play around i.d.m. rhythms, dubstep and artsy non musical melodic mixes. TINY CREATURE, the newest album by Cex, is a constant flux of destabilizing rhythms and melodies which sometimes sounds cold and sometimes alien. If Venetian Snares is able to create furious tracks that take you elsewhere, Cex, instead, freeze you by unplugging your senses... but they does it gently. I don't mean to say that this is a lousy release but for sure it needs time to be understood and sometimes you arrive to the point where you are about to stop the CD player, just to decide to wait a little while. The tracks that to me sound more structured are the hip-hop influenced "Megamuse", "12 exalt" and "Trumpetflower", a mid tempo based on rhythm breaks, epic synth leads and synth shots but who knows at the fourth spin what I could find... I could end loving it. If you are willing to give a try to an album that is in balance from cosmic digital music, experimental, i.d.m. and breakbeat, TINY CREATURE is the one for you.