Bulletproof - Dark Times Desperate Measures
14 Jul 2008 // A review by spiderade
'Dark Times - Desperate Measures' by Bulletproof is a very strong album. It features a lot of heavy beats, and the album has a good flow to it that I really enjoyed. From the start of the album, it really leapt into gear with the title track 'Desperate Measures'. The heavy beats and strong bass sets the theme for a darker album that has a very intense tone.
The strong beats of the album is really well done, as it wasnít a simple race of beats. The transitions between the fast tracks with strident beats and the smoother, more chilled out tracks was very smooth and didnít just drop the listener from one change to another.
The transition from the frenetic beats of the first two tracks to the more mellow third track '3-way' was almost seamless, and showed the attention thatís gone into the album as a whole.
That said there were some issues that came up as the album progressed. I felt that towards the end of the album, the music became protracted and in some places lost the nice groove that the album started with.
I thought that in a couple of places the album did lose the thread that Bulletproof were striving for as the end wasnít as dark as the beginning. Towards the later part of the album, the tracks seemed to lose the deep grove so didnít quite pull off the strong start of the album.
That said, over all the album was a great listen, even when I started to feel the tracks were starting to drag, it was only a minor part of the music and it would get back on target really quickly.
This CD is definitely worth listening to, I would definitely recommend it to any D&B fan.
For the last 12 months, Jay Bulletproof has been hard at work, touring the planet and creating the next full length Bulletproof LP. The results of this one year journey are already evident. Spanning 4 different countries and Incorporating the talents of some of the scenes leading producers and vocalists, Bulletproof is now proud to present his finest musical achievement to date.
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'Dark Times - Desperate Measures' (DT-DM) is a futuristic journey though the mind of one of drum n bassí most prolific producers, Incorporating all of the musical elements that any fan of Bulletproof has come to expect. Precision production, flawless funk and futuristic take on Drum n Bass that Bulletproof is renowned for, which jay has seamlessly combined with conscious lyrics courtesy of New Zealandís musical midas, Tiki Taane, and respected L.A Vocalist / Rapper MC Dino. Broadcasting an explosive message of Cause & Effect, change or consequence DT-DM is a powerfully diverse album brimming with an exciting intensity rarely captured in drum n bass.
When asked of the concept behind 'Dark Times - Desperate Measures' jay explains. "Iím possibly a little bit paranoid. I have fear for the direction our planet is heading. Not just for myself, but for my son, I mean what kind of world are we leaving for our kids?