Zero - RAVEnous

Friday 1st October 1993
Zero - RAVEnous
Zero - RAVEnous

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 3 3 3
LABEL: Wonderland 7013011657

Reviewed by Karl Allison

Easily the lesser of Nelson Word's two rave releases. Having praised Syco to the skies, I'm forced to question even the point of this release. To my ears, this album is musically unadventurous, even allowing for the strict confines of the rave style. There's nothing new here and the tracks have little definition one from the other. The BPM count is kept within the range 124-131 throughout and by halfway you're crying out for something faster, or slower or just different. Neither is it particularly clear what the album is about - most of the samples are obscure at best. The most meaning they achieve is on "Mindbodysoul" which samples a Martin Luther King speech, but the tone is more properly given away by the repeated phrase, "The real thing will set you free." Coke? Or do they mean Jesus?

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Reader Comments

Posted by Mc nrg in Rockwall tx @ 04:43 on Feb 6 2013

How do I get a copy?

Posted by Tim Cupery in Chapel Hill, NC @ 04:07 on Aug 17 2009

I always enjoyed this album, it's just straightforwardly a lot of fun, which seems to be true of most stuff that Ian Eskelin and Max Hsu did.
Whereas I found Syco to be less well-produced, and less enjoyable for listening, though they may have tried some more imaginative things.

Posted by synaptic flow in Chattanooga, TN @ 20:45 on Sep 29 2008

Syco was the worst junk in Christian dance music, second only to syrup tongued Dance House Children, who were not even bettered by becoming Joy Electric.

So I have to disagree with you. I thought this CD was a pretty decent listen.

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