Excerpts from John Digweed - Transitions
John Digweed - Transitions

I’ve been listening to this single disc mix for the last few weeks, and I must say that it’s simply not grabbed me like many of Digweed’s other mixes have. 

Don't get me wrong, I like this disc.  Especially the first 20 or so minutes.  The disc opens with about five or six tracks that lay out a great soundscape surrounded by a techy vibe and lots of synth stabs that punch and kick - the vocals are etherial and very much cut up and sampled.  Like another single disc mix by Digweed, MMII, this starts out very smooth and low key, but flows into some really strong and thumpin’ tracks toward the end of the mix.  But unlike MMII, about half way through Transitions and I thought it sounded like Digweed is just going through the motions.  There are only a few tracks on this mix that really make me take notice – only a couple that I’d considere truly great tracks.  MMII was chock full of spectacular tracks.  Furthermore the flow

Overall, I think this disc is not his best work – the lack of any vocals to speak of may be a problem for me.  There’s only the most minimal hint of vocal samples, and that’s early in the mix.  I just recently received an e-mail from Bedrock Records announcing a "Transitions 2" release in late January.  I hope that it's a bit more grabbing than the first on the series.