Sattel Battle – Sounds Cool (Gi’iwa)

Posted in Reviews 2007 by - March 21, 2007

Welp, this is certainly the goods. Sattel Battle’s sound is frenetic, pacey, mayhem-trance with more disparate influences than I can even begin to count.

There’s oldskool goa, Brazilian samba, Jazz, Funk, HipHop, Turntablism… all of it packed up into this far-reaching psychedelia that’s nothing short of delightful.

Strangless is massive, Rabel Rabel is tricky picky skippy, Homegrown and 2 Step Chase take the sonic piss, and Stratim Metzuyarim takes shimmering, kaleidoscopic trance to the next level.

Sky Divers is a beautiful bit of trance, and once you think it’s closed the album in style there’s a glorious closing track that sounds like Madness doing a psychedelic polka in the lounge bar of the Holiday Inn somewhere on Mars. Well, you had to ask me.

It may be a bit much in high doses to warrant spendig that much time with it, but the intricacy, the passion, the quirk and the sheer volume of ideas make this a pretty awesome little album.

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