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All Music Guide - Joshua Glazer
Juno Reactor are best known for their over the top cinematic trance epics utilized in equally overwrought action adventure films like The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolution, and the sweeping strings that open their sixth full-length album in just over a decade instigate a familiar rush for those who like their adventure administered with a fair amount of sci-fi/fantasy flair. But the warm-up of "Conquistador I" is so long, as it pulls back from digital orchestration to ethnic guitar meandering, that when the industrial-techno stomp of "Conquistador II" finally kicks in, it is almost jarring. It is also one of the few moments that Juno Reactor isn't kicking video ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joshua Glazer
Juno Reactor are best known for their over the top cinematic trance epics utilized in equally overwrought action adventure films like The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolution, and the sweeping strings that open their sixth full-length album in just over a decade instigate a familiar rush for those who like their adventure administered with a fair amount of sci-fi/fantasy flair. But the warm-up of "Conquistador I" is so long, as it pulls back from digital orchestration to ethnic guitar meandering, that when the industrial-techno stomp of "Conquistador II" finally kicks in, it is almost jarring. It is also one of the few moments that Juno Reactor isn't kicking video game butt, as "Giant" hits even harder with Reece basslines pilfered from the darker side of jungle and "War Dogs" fully warps into an electronic metal band, albeit one with some kitchy world music leanings. This all-genre stomp of course finds its apex in "Mona Lisa Overdrive" and "Navaras," the two tracks taken from the Matrix films, remixed here but still shameless in their cathartic orchestral epiphanies. Only the dirge of "Angels and Men" offers reprieve for an entire song, although blaze-and-smolder dynamics are one of the group's specialties throughout. Those who loved Juno Reactor for their hyperdrive psychedelic trance of yore may or may not appreciate this direction taken in earnest since 2000's Shango. But perhaps a new generation raised on Xbox adrenalin blasts can handle the shock'n'awe.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2004
  • Label: Metropolis Records
  • UPC: 782388034623
  • Catalog Number: 80346
  • Sales rank: 68,302

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Conquistador I (6:02)
  2. 2 Conquistador II (5:06)
  3. 3 Giant (4:00)
  4. 4 War Dogs (5:00)
  5. 5 Mona Lisa Overdrive (4:45)
  6. 6 Zwara (6:35)
  7. 7 Mutant Message (6:10)
  8. 8 Angels and Men (7:07)
  9. 9 Navaras (9:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Juno Reactor Primary Artist
Youth Bass Guitar
Don Davis Conductor
Greg Ellis Percussion, Drums
Mike Fisher Percussion
Greg Hunter Bass Guitar
Victor Indrizzo Drums
Eduardo Niebla Guitar
Nick Burton Percussion
Risenga Makondo Percussion
Simpiwe Matole Percussion
Calina de la Mare Violin
Diane Charlemagne Vocals
Lakshmi Shankar Vocals
Deepak Ram Vocals
Azam Ali Vocals
Mabi Thobejane Percussion, Vocals
Taz Alexander Vocals
Gocoo taiko
Tigram Ney
Scarlet Guitar
Susan Hendricks Vocals
Budgie Drums
Technical Credits
Toto Engineer
Don Davis Orchestration
Greg Hunter Engineer
Juno Reactor Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Eduardo Niebla Composer
Ben Watkins Composer
Nick Burton Drum Editing
Kevin Metcalfe Mastering
Mabi Thobejane Composer
Xavier Morel Composer, Sound Effects
Scott Oyster Engineer
Taz Alexander Composer
Simon Watkins Collage
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Energetic Repetition, What's Not To Like?

    This is perhaps not what you'd want to listen for relaxation, but it's great otherwise, try it for driving music on road trips. Endless repetitive (but still fun) music; I guarantee you'll be awake while you listen to it .Recommended tracks: M.L. overdrive, zwara, Angels

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good music...but not their best.

    There are some good tracks on here...like C2 (awesome industrial stuff) and the Matrix tracks. But somehow, like the review mentioned, I am more of a fan of their earlier trance stuff, like Shango, Bible of Dreams and the amazing single, Hotaka. They should stick to that style in the future...it just sounds so much better.

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