Quetzal Reviews


Quetzal Where Eternities Meet, CD, 66 minutes
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Also coming from the Diskatopia record label is Quetzal. While this music varies greatly from their label mates TMA-2, I’ve enjoyed this album just as much.”
Digital Intersect Volume #1, Issue #1-Spring 1998
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The opener, Zen Style, sets the mood right with an airy, Eastern-inflected, pulse/trance quality. “Man’s Downfall (Barbeque)” is off-beat and humorous, and “Who You Are” bounces back and forth between smooth ambience and warped porno theme music.
Anthony Mark Happel, Chattanooga Free Press 8/16/98
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Surrealist trancy, more earthreal that the TMA-2 release from the same label. Electronic music with natural balance. a bit funkier that i had expected, which was a pleasant suprise. seems to take you through a journey -- where? beautiful. more abstract "what the hell was that" type tracks.... Grade B
- adam brooks, At Media, www.atonline.com
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QUETZAL-STELLAR MATHEMATIQUE
(DISKATOPIA’S INNER GROOVE #1, vinyl)

...because of 3 factors: bang for the buck on the 12", the strength and playability of the 2 a-side tracks/samples, and the fact {that it is} domestic and trying to do something regionally, im going to give this 8* of 10*...”
DJ Oracle , Knoxville, TN
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Thank you for sending us DIG #1: Diskatopia's Inner Groove... It rules!!!”
Andrew Sargent, 1998 RPM Director,WOBC
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This is a split 12" from the excellent Diskatopia Records techno label... TMA-2's half of the record is titled Hear Again. It contains three tracks taken from their recent Tick Tock Lillies full-length compact disc, including the incredible “Pulling Five G's," plus a brand new one called "To the Fenwater Sea.” The B-Side from Quetzal, titled Stellar Mathematique... contains all brand new material, three songs titled "Intergalactic Jib," "Let's Awaken," and "Atmospherik Salutations" plus three quirky short tracks ... This split EP is good intro to Diskatopia's two excellent artists, especially for the new tracks.
Digital Intersect Volume #1, Issue #2-Summer 1998
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Stepping back to the 80's for inspiration and samples, Quetzal present an alien blend of disrupted electro and bleep-led techno on "Where eternities meet", mixing straight beats and space-age acid manipulations for robotic effect. The kind of madness we'd expect from an Aphex/Mantronik collaboration. "Stellar mathematique" (split with label-mates TMA-2) phase-shifts the whole thing forward about 15 years and adds some speedily disjointed programming to get otherworldly drum'n'bass.
Jimmy Possession, Robots and Electronic Brains--http://come.to/robots