Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Ram Trilogy - Mind Overload
Ram Trilogy - Mind Overload (RAM Records, 1998)
Ram Trilogy - the coming together of Andy C, Ant Miles and Shimon - took the drum & bass world by storm in 1998 with their three part Chapters series. What really made them stand out from the crowd was the quality of the production and arrangement of their tracks with not one element out of place. 'Mind Overload' appeared on Chapter Two and just carried on from where the first left off.
The track begins by building up layers of drums over foreboding strings before a robotic "Mind Overload" vocal brings in electronic gurgles as the bassline gradually takes shape underneath. When it fully drops the bassline reveals itself to be one of the funkiest to appear on a Ram Records release with just the right level of grit. You can hear it in this Andy C show on Kiss 100FM from the 29th July 1998, courtesy of the excellent Hardscore site, along with a couple of other Ram Trilogy tracks and material from the likes of Ed Rush & Optical, Dillinja and Jonny L.
You can purchase the digital of 'Mind Overload' direct from the label here.