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Old 08-07-2019, 04:24 PM
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Drift Ep. 5, Part 1 - Toluca Stars (Film Edit)

“Look at you, don’t you look great? Shakin’ the juice”

“Are you ready for the sky?”
“No weapons beyond this point.”

Some Underworld records sound like they were made for dark, inside spaces. And some… some don’t.
Like the first wisps of daylight breaking the horizon, Toluca Stars is vast and wide-open, a place where a beautifully minimal vocal floats on a gentle, persuasive pulse before giving way to a poetry that speaks of odd days ahead.

“We started writing Toluca Stars in Mexico, in a hotel on the outskirts of the City of Toluca. It struck us as being odd and a bit stark, but everyone working in the place had this upbeat energy and we ended up writing some of our favourite tracks there. Looking back we always say we wish we’d had someone filming us, to show you the scenes on the streets outside, things I’ve never seen in my life – surreal and at the same time heartbreaking.” – Karl

If you like... Eight Ball, Motor Home, Cut Clouds, Low Between Zebras... then Toluca Stars (Film Edit) belongs to you.

Old 08-07-2019, 10:00 PM
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Re: Drift Ep. 5, Part 1 - Toluca Stars (Film Edit)
Damn. That’s beautiful...
Old 08-08-2019, 02:39 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 5, Part 1 - Toluca Stars (Film Edit)
Gorgeous track. Wouldn't have minded a little more of the string sounds, but otherwise superb.
Old 08-08-2019, 04:04 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 5, Part 1 - Toluca Stars (Film Edit)
Old 08-08-2019, 09:57 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 5, Part 1 - Toluca Stars (Film Edit)
So lush and peaceful. The pacing of lyrics and sparse sounds stand out against the static beat.
Been on repeat all morning!
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:37 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 5, Part 1 - Toluca Stars (Film Edit)
Excellent. One of the best Drift tracks, easily.
Old 08-08-2019, 02:31 PM
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Re: Drift Ep. 5, Part 1 - Toluca Stars (Film Edit)
I didn't feel it at all! I was fed up with the beat after about a minute and it didn't change for 10mins! I like all the other elements of the song but I'm not sure I can listen to that beat again anytime soon!

It's fascinating how we all love Underworld yet all react differently to each song! 😀
Old 08-08-2019, 02:47 PM
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Re: Drift Ep. 5, Part 1 - Toluca Stars (Film Edit)
yeah, it's kind of mellow for me too.
wish it had more of a development in it.

Old 08-08-2019, 04:02 PM
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Re: Drift Ep. 5, Part 1 - Toluca Stars (Film Edit)
i wish the background was in the foreground and vice versa

it's ambiguous enough that i don't really know how i feel about it. they've done these kind of things before but this is the first time i got genuine 8 ball vibes

that beat is a bit... unwieldy though
Old 08-08-2019, 07:28 PM
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Re: Drift Ep. 5, Part 1 - Toluca Stars (Film Edit)
I like it, but it has no reason to be 10 minutes long. It repeats the same damn thing for so long that by the time something happens you're a bit sick of i.he whole thing Condense this down to 4-6 minutes and it's a great little work.

Same problem as Altitude Dub.
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