Armin Van Buuren - Orbion [2010]

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Armin Van Buuren
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Orbion
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Album Mix

Extended Version

Max Graham vs. Protoculture Remix

Eco Remix

Normally I wouldn't bother to include the album mix, but in this case I prefer to do that. When the extended mixes of Mirage came out, I was a bit disappointed about how similar the intro of the extended version of Orbion is to Gaia - Tuvan, which I was sick of by that point (it's a good tune, but very overplayed, also by myself). So that's why I prefer the album mix. Either way, whatever version you prefer, the synth used for the main lead is really good.

Among the remixes, I love the Eco remix, but not necessarily the Graham vs. Protoculture one. They kinda ruined the track.
 
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I always liked the original a lot, and Eco also has a nice take on it with his remix.

Let's not forget the Craig Connelly remix either, which was sadly never released for some reason

 

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Both the original and the Craig Connely mix are pretty nice. The other 2 don't share that many similarities with the original to me to be honest.
 

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I don't know why, but when I heard the melody of Orbion I immediately thought of Communication. They just sound oddly alike.
 

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how similar the intro of the extended version of Orbion is to Gaia - Tuvan

I think Armin at one point said it was supposed to be a Gaia track, but there was some mix-up.

Initially one of my favourites from Mirage. Also loved the Max Graham vs Protoculture remix, was a fan of that style. While Eco's remix isn't bad, he can do so much better. Connelly's I don't like at all.
 
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Both the original and the Craig Connely mix are pretty nice. The other 2 don't share that many similarities with the original to me to be honest.
How so? I mean, it's true in the case of the Eco remix, but the Graham vs. Protoculture one is pretty similar to the original and clearly is a remix (the fact that, at least IMO, they made everything except for the bassline worse is another thing). The Connely mix is alright but still worse than the original.

I think Armin at one point said it was supposed to be a Gaia track, but there was some mix-up.
Yeah, you can clearly hear similarities between this and Tuvan, as I've already said. Full Focus and the Great Strings mix of This Light Between Us are also very Gaia-like. He could've made a Gaia album instead, by the way. I'd certainly prefer it in that style over the 2019 one (which isn't bad, but it's not my taste).
 
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One his best productions and one the best trace tunes ever. Already a timeless classic. No matter how many times i will hear it always brigs me the best memories from Armin and the true legend he used to be.....
Unfortunately he cannot produce something similar anymore or at least he wasn't be able to complete something close to this beauty for the last 10years.....