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by Groovizm

This is a compilation of tracks in which I tried to combine grooves, heavily layered soundscapes and melodies into something that is, in the words of Brian Eno, "as interesting as it is ingnorable" .
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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1. Intro - Ice Age
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2. Absolutely
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3. This is a Solar Eclipse
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4. Vectors
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5. Deep Waters
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6. Melancholy Return
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7. Stringed Permutations
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8. Crystal Oddesey
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9. Ostinato
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10. Bell Beat
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11. Slow Rise
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Album Notes
All tracks on this album were created using Apple's Logic Studio and Native Instruments' Absynth, Massive and Reaktor software. I also used a Clavia Nordlead2 and a Bo-El Guitar.


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Richard Berendsen

Interesting landscapes, the louder the better.
(Dutch review, English translation follows below.)
Huddie Klein, de man achter Groovizm, haalt Brian Eno aan als hij zegt dat hij met het album Moods streeft naar landschappen van geluid die even interessant als eenvoudig te negeren zijn. Interessant zijn de landschappen in Moods zeker. Ze roepen kleuren op die thuishoren in een ijslandschap bij nacht met poollicht, of bij een diepzeeduik. Soms is de muziek sereen en kalm, zoals in Absolutely en in Bell Beat. Soms is de sfeer unheimisch, zoals in de openingstrack en in Vectors, met lange hoge syntheziser uithalen. Humoristiche accenten vormen een mooi contrast. Let in Deep Waters bijvoorbeeld op een geluid dat doet denken aan het tikken op wijnglazen met bestek, maar dan wel op wijnglazen die ondertussen vollopen. Negeerbaar is Moods niet zozeer, want een drijvende kracht achter de tracks zijn de grooves, die vragen om gedraaid te worden op een volume dat andere hersenprocessen danig naar de achtergrond dringt. Let bijvoorbeeld op de pompende grooves in Stringed Permutations. In het uptempo Crystal Oddesey is ruimte voor funky gitaar licks. Een hoogtepunt in het album vormt Ostinato, met melodieuze falsetto orgelpijp-lijnen, fijne klanken in de percussie en in de bassen en prachtige afwisselingen in het arrangement. Zet Moods onderweg op, of ga ervoor zitten met een goed glas wijn en draai het volume open.
---English translation:
Huddie Klein, the man behind Groovizm, references Brian Eno as he says to aim for landscapes of sound which are as interesting as they are easy to ignore. The landscapes in Moods are certainly interesting. Their colors belong in ice-landscapes at night with polar lights, or in a deep see diving experience. Sometimes the music is serene and calm, like in Absolutely and in Bell Beat. Sometimes there is an uncanny atmosphere, like in the opening track and in Vectors, with its long and high synthesizer wails. Touches of humour contrast nicely. Pay attention to a sound in Deep Waters, for example, which resembles---if anything---the ticking of a table spoon against a glass of wine that is at the same time quickly filled up. Moods is not so much easy to ignore---a driving force behind the tracks are the grooves, which demand being played at a volume that would force other brain processes to the background. Note the pumping grooves in Stringed Permutations, for example. In the up-tempo track Crystal Oddesey funky guitar licks take center stage. A highlight of the album is Ostinato, with its melodious, falsetto organ lines, great sounding percussion and bass, and beautiful changes in arrangement. Play Moods on the way, or sit down with a good glass of wine, and turn up the volume.
Huddie Klein is a close friend of mine, but I think it only made me want to be more careful in my review. In fact, I think I owe Huddie an apology for taking this long to finish it! In the meantime he's also made his album available on Have a listen and judge for yourself, and promise me you'll turn up the volume!