Above & Beyond - Screwdriver [Anjunabeats]

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Above & Beyond
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Screwdriver
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Anjunabeats

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@ 22:00 minutes on ASOT1044

Very cool instrumental track by Above & Beyond. A bit raw and oldskool too. Andrew Bayer involved again?

 
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Yeah it's pretty nice.

For once a vocal that's nice to listen to. And not an overly dramatic in your face overwhelming one. Although in the breakdown it does go into that direction for a bit. But OK.

I like the melodic elements, groove. Good track. Let's see if the actual track is faster than 123 bpm. Armin might play it slower than it is?

Hm I commented on Kryder. That was a nice tune.

The A&B one... jesus how awful is this bass. Don't really fancy breakbeat much. It has some really nice elements like that piano. But yeah... not my thing.
 

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Haha that same sloppy half-dead beat again. Still going strong.
 

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Not bad, reminds me Gardenstate or Trance Wax style...will give it a few listens when its out for sure :)
 

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I'm diggin some of this. The trancy build doesn't leave much to be admired for me but the little piano bits were enjoyable for me.
 

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Andrew Bayer and Beyond. Yes I've heard worse tracks than this, but damn this is lame.

They deserve all the praise for Tri-State and their old legendary work, but their releases for the past 10 years have been very mediocre at best.
 

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Does not seem as a material for a single, more like a in-the-middle-of-the-album track, it is just average breaks track that combines nice oldskool piano with some acid parts, definitely have heard some better and more refined breaks pieces than this, on the other hand I am not offended by this work... at least it is not some poppy-dancey track with breaks rhythm and cheese vocals/lyrics
 
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It has some interesting ideas in there - i like the arp in the breakdown, the piano, even the trousy bassline in the intro i can dig.

But as a whole, it's too disjointed. Tries too hard to impress by doing too many things in one go. The trance, trouse and breakbeats all together is too much.
 

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I dont like the drop-acid part. Other than that its pretty enjoyable piece of good music :)
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Neither a good breaks track, nor a flowing trance tune. Not good (apart from the lovely break)