I begin this review stating that I have been waiting for this release with quite the anticipation. Altom's first CD was not my favorite, I felt like something was missing there, but with the ideas were very good. After that release I have been really enjoying Altom's work on several compilations, feeling that they did change what was lacking for me and reached a production level and groove that I dig. I think the title Groove Control is a suiting one for this album, due to the fact is it simply that.
The album begins with a short intro track, lots of ambience and drama the intro sweeps into track 2 Not for children. It is one of the highlights here, very cool build and breaks, I like how everything is balanced here and again, the groove on it as the bass lines keep pumping is the key. Track 3- Spray- is a good track, but I find it a bit mediocre compared to the rest. Track 4- Groove Control- is probably my favorite here; the jump from 138-145 bpm is very cool, along with a nice lead melody and pitch changes that would probably move any dance floor. Tracks 5, 6 do not stand out for me; they are a bit predictable, still enjoyable though. Hologram is a great track to remix. The original is one of Altom's highlights and this one shows the progress they made and the level they have reached. Track 9- The Code- is a must in my opinion in a DJ set, it does some very special tricks including changing the signature and the breaks are excellent! The last track on the album is Altom's take on psy-jazz with what sounds like live saxophone and very groovy percussions and structure; they really display the mix between organic and synthetic sounds... jazz of the future.