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Impulse Prime

by zircon

Big beat, trip hop, and trance rolled up into a dreamy electronic blend.
Genre: Electronic: Breakbeat/Breaks
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2. Acid Dominion
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3. Dimension
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4. Downtown
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5. I Know Why
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6. Beckoning
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7. Arsenal
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8. Tomorrow
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9. Endorphin
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10. Inferno
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11. Studies in Ether
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
>> Get the digital version on iTunes or www.zirconstudios.com/store.html !

The latest Just Plain Folks Music Awards results are in, and the people have spoken...

* IMPULSE PRIME is the "Best Techno Album" of 2006!
* TOMORROW is the "Best Techno Song" of 2006!
* ACID DOMINION won 3rd in the same category!

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IMPULSE PRIME, the latest electronic offering from zircon (Andrew Aversa) begins where the successful PHASMA ELEMENTUM left off. Compared to the first, trance-oriented album, IMPULSE PRIME is a much more comprehensive, detailed, fine-tuned, and better-built musical undertaking. With a new emphasis on big beats, this album covers nearly an hour's worth of fresh new electronic material, inspired by artists like The Crystal Method, Prodigy, Infected Mushroom, and many more. Experience haunting, ethereal vocal textures, synths, and melodies meshed with massive, house-shaking drums in "Hourglass". Nod your head to pumping, aggressive rhythms accompanied by down-and-dirty guitar riffs in "Acid Dominion". Or, sit back and relax while letting the funky drum, retro synth, and EP grooves of "Endorphin" flow.

This is an album for any fans of electronic music; anyone who wants some fun, danceable, and interesting music to listen to - whether they're on the dance floor or simply unwinding after school or work. If you're looking for generic trance beats or "cutting-edge" and experimental ambient works, this ain't your CD. But if you want to get down to some truly monstrous, old-school beats combined with a vast array of acoustic, ethnic, and synthesized sounds in ways you haven't heard before, then you'd be nuts to not give this disc a shot.

So turn up your speakers or put on your headphones, close your eyes, and dive into the more enjoyable, thicker, and richer world of IMPULSE PRIME!

ABOUT THE ARTIST
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Andrew has been working in overdrive for the last two and a half years since he began writing and producing music digitally. While classically trained as a pianist, when he realized the capabilities of 21st century music tools, he immediately set to work learning anything and everything he could. Andrew has written a wide variety of songs in many genres, with a particular focus on soundtrack work and electronic music, as well as video game arrangements such as those on OverClocked ReMix (www.ocremix.org). After releasing PHASMA ELEMENTUM in April 2004, Andrew proceeded to find work in freelance sound design and composition - recently, he has begun to move into the area of sample library development as well.

Andrew was the sole writer, producer, and engineer of IMPULSE PRIME along with all of his other work. It was created using FLStudio 5 as a host/sequencer, armed with a veritable arsenal of samples and virtual synths such as Absynth 3, Reaktor 5, fm7, Pro-53, Battery 2, Kontakt 2, and Stylus RMX, to name a few. Special attention was paid to the mastering and post-production work to ensure that all songs have a consistent volume level, dynamic range, sonic 'saturation', and balance of frequencies. All tracks were rendered from 32-bit or higher audio and dithered to CD-quality 16-bit 44.1khz to ensure the maximum amount of sound data and clarity was preserved.


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Serval

teh awesome
This album is really sweet. The beats make me want to get high on acid and dance the night away. And I don't even do drugs. Yeah. Fun time awaits you!

sgx

Very impressive stuff.
Extremely solid effort. The beats are hot, the synths are slick. Very good stuff if you like Crystal Method and that sort of music. Worth the purchase.

Crimson Foliage

Excellently produced, top notch quality.
Zircon provides substance in this new album, and provocatively captures your imagination. There is no dilution here. Each track provides a seamless rhythm of sounds not bound by any genre, yet they still hold on to the big beat. You can listen to the music with a distinguished ear, pondering the ideas put forth in the music stream, or just let your mind wander, to feel the intricate drums combined with the diverse melodies, and everything inbetween.

Enjoy.

Crimson Foliage

Excellently produced, top notch quality.
Zircon provides substance in this new album, and provocatively captures your imagination. There is no dilution here. Each track provides a seamless rhythm of sounds not bound by any genre, yet they still hold on to the big beat. You can listen to the music with a distinguished ear, pondering the ideas put forth in the music stream, or just let your mind wander, to feel the intricate drums combined with the diverse melodies, and everything inbetween.

Enjoy.

BreakbeatBeatnik

No cash = suck.
And listening to the sample stream makes me sad because I hath not PayPal. D:

Would you accept me bearing your children as payment (despite my being male)?

meccaneer

Nice work.
Pretty badass for young dude! Sounds alot like the Crystal Method. A bit simple at times and with a little chez. But, it is a solid album and entertaining for sure. I've been listening to it several times a day for about a week; it's definately worth the cash.

mDuo13

Professional-grade pulse-pounding techno
Zircon has done a great job on this CD: all the tracks are solid, high-quality techno. I always love electronic music, but it can be hard to find stuff that's neither "cutting edge" strange, nor "cookie cutter" boring. With Impulse Prime, Zircon has managed to get it just right. Smooth pads, sweet synths, varied drums (not just plain loops) and stuff that actually sounds like MUSIC. My only complaint is that his melodies aren't particularly catchy or memorable. Oh, and the album art is a little too dark.

Marc

Impulse Prime is a masterpiece.
I know this artist personally and let me tell you, he is very passionate about his music. This cd, Impulse Prime is a clear example of the creative genious of zircon. Every track is ver different from the other, and will keep you entertained. The first track "Severe Reaction" is one of the best tracks on the entire album, along with "Hourglass", "Acid Dominion", "Beckoning", etc. If you picked up and liked zircon's first album "Phasma Elementum", you have to pick "Impulse Prime". The big beats of zircon(Andrew Aversa), will keep you rocking all day long.

TWO THUMBS WAY UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt Pokrzywa

Awesome CD once again!
Wow... Zircon once again churns out beats so fresh. SNAP! Easily one of the swoopingest techno CD's out there, easily rivaling TCM and others! Totally worth the money.

cybereality

amazing!
The sound is great. I havent even finished listening to the stream and already it sounds better than half the crap I hear now-a-days. Dark, gritty synths. I love it!
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