Album:  	Random Thoughts
Artist:  	Shulman
Year:  	        2006
Genre / Style:  Electronic / New Age / Dub / IDM / Downtempo / Ambient / Experimental

Having released 2 critically acclaimed in the past the Shulman duo need to introduction. Random Thoughts brings together a collection of various tracks that have accumulated in the Shulman studios over the years. The cd features 6 new tracks and 3 collaborations between shulman and the finest of chillout artist who have vaired and mystic backgrounds.

The opening track OMG, really lives up to its name showcasing brooding ambience to blissful beats along with the trademark dripping synthlines and the middle eastern influence in the form of arabian chants. Next track “Midnight Bloom” with US based “Bluetech” has a very haunting and mellow n’ glitchy IDM atmosphere along with the msyterious shulman sound, pure nostalgia. Getting a little deeper we find “Zero Degrees” which iam sure would be a super hit among the Indian audience with its flute, shehenai and blissful guitars, a true pagan wonder. “Ra Heya” originally by Israeli trance duo “Sub 6″ featuring Michael Adamson for some heavily fx’ed vocal bits generated quite a controvesy amongst shulman fans but honestly I love the original and the Shulman remix has added a totally new dimension and life to the track. Next track is Shulman’s remix to “Spaced” by “Entheogenic”, i like this version more then the original and the suprising jazzy hamond ending is something everyone should look forward to.

ShulmanΓÇÖs remix to ΓÇ£Ya BouyΓÇ¥ by ΓÇ£Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Steve ShehanΓÇ¥ who are of arabic origin has a very upbeat chilled tribal feel with a phat groove that would get people dancing at the chillout, originally released on Aleph ZeroΓÇÖs first compilation its probably the oldest track on the disc. Nearing the end we are greeted back with 3 fresh Shulman tracks. ΓÇ£Look Honey Its The VittiesΓÇ¥ is a totally crazy full power psychedelic rollercoaster, imagine locking up Aphex Twin and Shulman with a saxaphone player for days in a cramped room, we get everything from IDM, Jazz, to uptempo broken beats in here. Track 8 featuring female singer ΓÇ£Lee TriffonΓÇ¥ isnt really my taste, its a very nice track in regards to the music but the vocals ruin the entire magic for me, but thats more of a personal issue. Ending the cd ΓÇ£Staring at the AbyssΓÇ¥ is a very spacy and emotional beatless ambient track with an oceanic pulse, a very appropriate end leaving listener to anticipate a new full length Shulman album that would hopefully release sometime in 2007.

Shulman with ΓÇ£Random ThoughtsΓÇ¥ has really managed to transend all earthly musical boundaries, and show us the insides of a creative genius who can weave tracks with brief stories that engulf the listnener into a musical world of crossbreads between humans and aliens. A must for all shulman and downbeat electronic lovers alike. All I see here is high quality production, amazing artwork, extreme psychedelia and true emotions, the albums a steal. Aleph Zero hits the jackpot once gain leaving no stones unturned when it comes to releasing cds.
 - blueOrb on August 17, 2006 ;

Number of Tracks: 9 (the tracks are not separated)
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01) Shulman ~ OMG
02) Bluetech & Shulman ~ Midnight Bloom
03) Shulman ~ Zero Degrees
04) Sub6 Feat. Michele Adamson ~ Ra He'ya (Shulman Remix)
05) Entheogenic ~ Spaced (Shulman Remix)
06) Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Steve Shehan ~ Ya Bouy (Shulman Remix)
07) Shulman ~ Look Honey It's The Vitties!!!
08) Shulman Feat. Lee Triffon ~ I Dive
09) Shulman ~ Staring At The Abyss
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