Seventh Wave was the first full System 7 album produced by their own label A-Wave Records, released in September 2001.
Seventh Wave represents a crystalisation of the unique System 7 sonic cocktail of progressive house, ambient, techno and trance.
"Manik Shamanik" (a collaboration with French DJ Bruno Catala of French space disco crew Rinocerose) gets the party started, a slowly building track that eventually morphs impressively into a spacious and slightly dubbed out cut, all pounding beats and building trance riff finish.
In many ways the second track “High Plains Drifter” is the main dance-floor statement on the album, again using some of System 7’s trademark sounds in a driving and exciting way. This track was also released as a club single with the iconic Voyager remix that still features in System 7’s live set. It’s followed by “7 O’Clock” which has a more trancey feel, with the later track “Varkala” in full psy-trance mode.
On a more chilled note is the collaboration with the Orb’s Alex Paterson “Soft Rain” and the two more balearic ambient house tracks “Sal Del Mar” and “Chiringuito”.