OUT Andre Maier - Es Vedra EP [Trancefix Recordings]

Artist(s)
Andre Maier
Release title
Es Vedra EP
Label name
TF.R
Release date
Sep 17, 2023
Release type
EP
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https://tf-r.bandcamp.com/album/es-vedra

HTY

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Pretty damn good. A little simple and obvious but it does work. Primarily talking about Citra, which could have done with being 8 minutes and having another twist or turn. But it's good and straightforward Trance and typically anything usually coming out of the uplifting scene is unlistenable, apart from Enigma State. So essentially it's one of the best of this style from the year and it has a good nostalgic feel. Bell Domina is nice but the kick was a bit hard. Es Vedra is simple and catchy too and the intro is definitely a throw back but it could have transitioned better into the main track . Overall i'd say its a successful release.
 

Bobby Summa

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Our 5th release is here! We first heard these tracks from Andre in early summer and have been working hard to get them finished and out to you guys. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do. I fucking love Es Vedra And Citra! As usual, your support is appreciated, with all profits going back into the forum :)

Es Vedra

Citra

Bella Domina


We have our 6th release in the making, and a 7th in the pipeline too (which is a banger).
Mate. The label is starting to look like 🔥. So fkn happy for you. With what the label already has, and the addition of these 3 incredible tracks from from @Andre Maier (aka NuroGL) the label is going from strength to strength - and within it presenting a great variety of flavour. Something which I feel a successful label should include. Variety to cover the best in the focused styles that the a label needs within its scope to excel and grow. I have no doubt the hard work you guys have put in to this current release is worth it.
Congratulations to all involved. Fkn ace productions!
Im going to be playing these 3 tracks from Andre a lot in my car over on the way to, during and on the way back from work over the the next few weeks. @Andre Maier (aka NuroGL). Might provide a further review once I’ve played these tracks more to comment on what hooks, atmospheres & content grabs me when I’m more familiar with the tracks. I feel just one listen (which I’ve done so far) provides only one perspective on the quality of a track. The initial appeal, which although is possibly the most important, doesn’t determine the whole impact and quality of a track. To understand a good piece of music one has to see how it sits with them after many plays. One thing that we all do as music lovers is when we aren’t listening to music, we sometimes recall the best or most grabbing elements of a tune in our mind and hear it in our heads. Those classic tracks from the 90s with hooks that became a familiar staple of trance because those lead hooks were so powerful or catchy and effective.
 
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Matteo

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After listening to the EP here's what I think:

Es Vedra: it is the track I like less despite a massive intro and a cool bassline. The melody sounds a little bit too amateurish and it goes nowhere (imho). 5/10
Citra: I like the classic Anjunabeats wannabe in the build up while turning to a Borderline track from the breakdown onwards. I would have preferred it to be longer but damn, is it good! 7/10
Bella Domina: it's got oldschool written all over. The buildup is one of the finest I've heard this year so far and the breakdown is nice too. The track remains solid throughout and, to me it's the best of the EP. 8/10

Solid release after all, finally something closer to trance from the early 2000s than today's tracks, well done @Andre Maier (aka NuroGL) !
 
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After listening to the EP here's what I think:

Es Vedra: it is the track I like less despite a massive intro and a cool bassline. The melody sounds a little bit too amateurish and it goes nowhere (imho). 5/10
Citra: I like the classic Anjunabeats wannabe in the build up while turning to a Borderline track from the breakdown onwards. I would have preferred it to be longer but damn, is it good! 7/10
Bella Domina: it's got oldschool written all over. The buildup is one of the finest I've heard this year so far and the breakdown is nice too. The track remains solid throughout and, to me it's the best of the EP. 8/10

Solid release after all, finally something closer to trance from the early 2000s than today's tracks, well done @Andre Maier (aka NuroGL) !

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sszecret

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Not one to give out ratings, but I do like all three. @Andre Maier (aka NuroGL) If I had to choose one, it'd probably be Es Vedra.
Very nice job on the cover too, @Hensmon .

Citra does remind me of 2010-era Enhanced and yeah, as others have said, Anjuna. The melody about halfway through immediately reminded me of the Disco Citizens remix for Sunstroke, but I assume that summery feeling was the goal.

 
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Not one to give out ratings, but I do like all three. @Andre Maier (aka NuroGL) If I had to choose one, it'd probably Es Vedra.
Very nice job on the cover too, @Hensmon .

Citra does remind me of 2010-era Enhanced and yeah, as others have said, Anjuna. The melody about halfway through immediately reminded me of the Disco Citizens remix for Sunstroke, but I assume that summery feeling was the goal.

Funny you say that, never heard that until now... haha
 

Spacetime

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Damn guys these are good. Citra baseline is chunky and whole thing has great energy and uplifting approach, it says 2004 to my ears. Bella Domina slaps hard and I like it, it’s more to the point trance, don’t hear as much classic trance influence apart from few sounds here and there. Es Vedra is nice summer trance and the melody is nice. I don’t know which one I prefer off one listen but I will support with a purchase.
 
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Damn guys these are good. Citra baseline is chunky and whole thing has great energy and uplifting approach, it says 2004 to my ears. Bella Domina slaps hard and I like it, it’s more to the point trance, don’t hear as much classic trance influence apart from few sounds here and there. Es Vedra is nice summer trance and the melody is nice. I don’t know which one I prefer off one listen but I will support with a purchase.
Thank you <3
 

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We wanted to make one of these as our TOTW (Citra for me), but we decided NOT to pull an Armin van Buuren here. Plus, it's still got a lot of space on the front page. Still, these are some of the best choons we've heard all week. Very happy about the reaction!
 

skyriderz

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Awesome release Andre Maier & Trancefix... Citra and Bella Domina both are amazing...very old school Balearic sounding tracks !!
 
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Bobby Summa

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Listened to the 3 tracks quite abit in the car and headphones this week.
Contrary to my first review/opinion. Es Vedra is now my favourite and best pick of the lot! I thought that might happen 🙃.
@Andre Maier (aka NuroGL) I will purchase them . Would you mind if I used them as reference in my daw to assist in my track arrangements (I need help with arranging structure in trance tracks and yours are arranged and structured very well)

Ta !
 

TJY001

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Bella Domina is superb, best of the three for me. I like the other two - Es Vedra is close to being incredible. Main riff is a bit too harsh for me. Citra... again - that riff that comes in is too harsh & wasn't needed imo.
Same with a lot of soulful house these days - ruined by OTT riffs which just aren't necessary.

But will 100% support Bella Domina :)
 
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Listened to the 3 tracks quite abit in the car and headphones this week.
Contrary to my first review/opinion. Es Vedra is now my favourite and best pick of the lot! I thought that might happen 🙃.
@Andre Maier (aka NuroGL) I will purchase them . Would you mind if I used them as reference in my daw to assist in my track arrangements (I need help with arranging structure in trance tracks and yours are arranged and structured very well)

Ta !
I do the same thing with other tracks you don't need my permission... send me a remix or sample if you do one!!
 
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