"Prototype 0.1" is the new release. The style? Well it is psy trance through and through, unapologetically and without respite. The beats pound, the synth stabs are furious, and the vocals largely robot-effected. You can tell what kind of album this is from the fact that the track titles also quote the beats per minute (which are all roughly hovering around the 145 BPM if you're interested).
"Prototype 0.1" is actually the third track on the album, and a nice example of the style used, it builds, it receeds, it peaks and most importantly it pulses along at head pounding speed. There is a nice range of sounds incorporated into the mix across the album, some of them classically Trance (acid basslines, floaty synths and the like), but there is more to the game too. "Return of the Machines" is a glorious amalgamation of traditional trance, with an added element of chaos through its frenetic chorus of crashing mechanical beats and hits; a welcome remix to a classic Oforia track. "Activate Evolution" also pushes all the right buttons, switching and evolving from hard and up-front through distorted and out of focus, before culminating in a pounding techno/electro trance all-out-attack of an ending.
To be brutally honest, although the formula is a good one, it does seem that most of the tracks here follow pretty closely the same structure, making each really a variation on a theme - but then if it ain't broke, why fix it, I guess. In essence then, a nicely put together album that will appeal to those interested in this type of music, and possibly some on-the-fencers. It's bright, brash and in-your-face, and though not really meant for home listening, it would certainly make a few dancefloors around the world light up. Nice work Mr. Time Lock!