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2014 Archive
Title Zephyr Original Mix

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4/5 niiiccceeeee

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Artist Mosahar
Comments I like the way this starts, got some great synths and melodies; give this a real interesting feel. You know, when you hear something thing and it grabs your attention. The slowdown really teases you, but fortunately not for too long. The tune gets going and it just sounds great, nothing too heavy going on; just a great sound with a real purposeful beat. Some extra synths come into play in the second half and they just lift this right up there. It's not the longest tune, but you get a good dose of sound, nice.
Label Silent Shore Records (Promo) : Released December 2014

Title Noor Ikerya Project Remix

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4/5 niiiccceeeee

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Artist Sylvermay
Comments Abora is a label that produces quality tunes, some better than others; but on the whole quality; this is no different. A good beaty start with some nice plucky sounds, which continue into the slowdown. The synths drift in and out and you know things are warming up and they do. You get a real explosion of sound when the melodies kick in, very much an emotional experience here; but not too weepy I would add and it's not overdone. You get a whole load of sound, although it's not overly complicated and on top of itself, but do listen carefully as there is a lot going on. Any good tune needs to deliver a good lengthy melody and this falls short in that area, but that's me wanting perfection. Quality.
Label Abora Recordings (Promo) : Released December 2014

Title Ultraviolet Original Mix

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4/5 niiiccceeeee

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Artist C-Systems & Marcel Kenenberg
Comments This has a bit of a cheese sound to it, but fluffy when it starts which is unusual for the label (and artist). The slowdown introduces a most unusual synth, which at first sounds a bit out of tune; but soon comes into focus. You get some vocals added for good measure, nothing too intense. The melody kicks in and you get a good sound, lots of emotion and the high pitch synths; not too heavy. The tune then gets a nice bump via the beat and what you have is effectively a nice tune, good pace and a nice direction in terms of the journey you are being taken on. Whilst the sound isn't new, the length of the melody is really good and the artists introduces different elements on the way which keep things interesting. Nice.
Label Blue Soho Recordings : Released December 2014

Title Succeed Original Mix

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3/5 : Good

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Artist Emre Yildiz
Comments You have to bear with this tune as it starts a bit on the weak side, but gets stronger as it progresses. The melody is where you need to be and it's here that the tune does come to live with some nice synths, high and low; blended to give an element of urgency and the desire to succeed. This goes around a few times and whilst the tempo doesn't the change, the sound I pleasing on the ears so doesn't become boring; in fact it will start to grow on you. Interesting tune and worth a listen to see where you feel it fits.
Label Ternary Recordings (Promo) : Released December 2014

Title Blue Rose Original Mix

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3/5 ; Good

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Artist Farhad Mahdavi
Comments A very emotional tune this, not too manic; but all the ingredients are there with a big slice of orchestral for good measure. I have to say all this is wearing a bit thin on me and someone needs to give this genre a bit of a face lift, but that doesn't detract from this delivering a good solid sound. I like the twangy undertone to this, always something that makes a tune sound good and the way the synths mould over the top of this works really well. The melody goes round a few times and you do get some very subtle changes in places, nothing significant; but just enough. This is a good tune, have a listen.
Label Abora Recordings (Promo) : Released December 2014

Title Touching the Universe Alexander de Roy Remix

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3/5 : Good

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Artist ITLM
Comments This is a nice bouncy tune, good synths and tones. The melody starts a bit samey and you want it to really develop into something smart and it tries to, but just falls short. If the tune had launched into a real upbeat tune it would be a very good track, what this does is stay a bit on the safe side. You have a good tune that only needs a few tweaks here and there and a real killer riff for the melody. This is still a good tune and one that I play due to its catchiness.
Label Pulsar Recordings (Promo) : Released December 2014

Title We Don't Change Original Mix

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4/5 niiiccceeeee

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Artist Miroslav Vrlik
Comments I do like this artist, but he can blow a bot hot and cold. Fortunately this leans more to the hot side. Nice start, the beat moves as you would expect from any tune and the melodies in the early stages do whet the appetite. Once the tune gets up and running you have a really pacey sounding thing, the melodies lift this along with quite a passion and it sounds faster than it actually is. I like the idea with this, it doesn't go down a route of trying something new, but takes a theme and gives it some beef. It's a very typical tune to hear, but there is something here and under the covers that I like. Nice.
Label Silent Shore Records (Promo) : Released December 2014

Title Lights in the Heaven Original Mix

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4/5 niiiccceeeee

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Artist Miroslav Vrlik & Abide
Comments Another nice tune from Silent Shore, very much what I would call their grass roots sound. This is a safe tune, it takes a very familiar path and just adds some nice depth and sounds to it. The melodies are simple, yet effective and I like the way the main melody pans out. You get a nice piano break and at the point you think it's going to end it keeps going for a bit longer. There's also a nice acid touch here and there, clearly aimed at old timers like me. I would have liked a bit more in this, not sure where, but just something. The melody does change in tempo, which I always like, so perhaps just being a bit selfish.
Label Silent Shore Records (Promo) : Released December 2014

Title Susanoo Original Mix

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3/5 ; Good

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Artist Robbie Reed
Comments So a vocal tune from Vital, let's see how this one pans out. Good strong 140BPM tune this, starts with a lot of power and this continues until you get to the slowdown. You get a taste of the vocals early on and these can back during the slow part, they work OK and sound appropriate for the tune. The tune starts to build and at first I wasn't too sure where this was going, it goes the right way. You get a wonderful uplifting melody almost on its own, so you have total concentration on one thing. This gets uplifted a bit, by some nice reverbs of the vocals and at this point you are crying for the tune to go mad. It goes a tad on the slow side and brings the vocals back into play, which to be honest was a complete mood killer and it doesn't recover. The promise was there.
Label Vital Soho : Released December 2014

Title Forever in my Heart Original Mix

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5/5 niiiccceeeee

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Artist Steve Morley
Comments A mysterious sound to this one, I like it. Beat from the off is great and I love the underlying sound that makes this sound so sinister. The slowdown takes this off the scale, it goes all Turkish on you; completely unexpected. Things soon get back on track, nice synth work through the build-up. The beat changes, has a lot more bounce about it and the synths really help keep the momentum up. It needed a little something and you get that in the most subtle of ways in the second half, the tempo gets a great lift. I like the feeling from this, makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Great length in the melody as well, builds throughout keeping the whole sound fresh and interesting. Top tune.
Label Blue Soho Recordings : Released December 2014

Title Voice Calling Original Mix

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3/5 : Good

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Artist Maywave
Comments A nice mellow sound, what you would expect from this label. This is only a 130BPM tune, so something for the early hours of the day. You do get a nice melodic sound, with some nice synths, piano breaks and odd vocals of sorts. The tune is very much around calm waters (figure of speech) and whilst this appeals to me on a lot of levels it's not one for the dance floor. The second half is particularly nice, reminds me of the old Café del Mar series of tunes. Nice tune.
Label White Soho : Released December 2014

Title Changing Original Mix

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3/5 : Good
Artist Dark Fusion
Comments Good funky beat to start this one off. Not quite pure trance, more electronic due to the hard beat; but nice. A nice subtle synth drifts in and you also get a much deeper and more pronounced synth, which is what eventually gets on my nerves a bit. Slowdown works well, piano break and some soothing melodies. The build-up to the main melody is very classic in how it's done and I like that, good sound gradually getting louder. The tune launches and it all comes together, but it does sound a bit on the flat side which is the deeper sound mentioned earlier. The artist does try to lift things up, but it doesn't really work; but not a bad thing. You have a good sound here, really deep with some nice sounds; but it need a bit more and needs to be a bit longer. Nice effort.
Label Silent Shore Records (Promo) : Released November 2014

Title Ushio Original Mix

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4/5 niiiccceeeee

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Artist New World
Comments I do like this artist, probably one of the best around to blend the so called emotional aspects of trance. This starts with a great beat and drifts into a familiar sound, but has a nice new touch to things as well. As you'd expect, the slowdown is quite orchestral, does hit all the right notes and has a very gradual build up. When the tune gets going is sounds a bit flat, but give it a while and it picks up nicely. I like the synth work here, it doesn't go overboard as some tracks do, but keeps things on an even keel. It does run a tad on the short side, which odd for this artist; but what you have works and sounds good.
Label Abora Skies (Promo) : Released November 2014

Title Legacy of Ephemeris Original Mix

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4/5 niiiccceeeee

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Artist PvR
Comments This is a very different type of sound, it's quite hard on the one hard yet solid dance on the other. It's a noisy tune, with one of the melodies really driving out a hard sound. The melody is similar, I like the idea of what's going on; but in does get a bit confusing. The second half of the melody it picks up, has a real driving baseline and is pounding away. The more this goes on, the more I like it and you'll find yourself getting sucked in. You need to listen to this all the way through quite a few times to hear it all. Very different, not usually what I go for; but there is something nice here.
Label Silent Shore Records (Promo) : Released November 2014

Title Saving Your World Allen & Envy Dub Mix

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3/5 : Good

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Artist Vadim Spark & Zarex feat. Katya Ria
Comments Vocals on this are dreadful, thank the lord for a dub version. I want to really like this, but there's something missing and I can't put my finger on it. The anthem is good, not too much going on; but you get a good sound with a nice uplifting riff. I suppose what's missing is the vocals, but they just don't work in my opinion. The melody is a good length, but you don't get any little extras. I'm perhaps being overly harsh as this will appeal to a lot of people, just not me today.
Label Silent Shore Records (Promo) : Released November 2014

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