Dude likes his 90s stuff. When you listen to a lot of it, it's hard for the newer sort of trance to hold up to that - that's why I think 7.5 is actually a good grade by his standards. 6 is a bit low since I think this is on par with Hutan.Wow, that are low scores to be honest. What don't you like about them mind me asking?
About the title
Margaretha Geertruida MacLeod (7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I. Despite her having admitted under interrogation to taking money to work as a German spy, many people still believe she was innocent because the French Army needed a scapegoat.
She was executed by firing squad in France.
I'm not really able to enjoy Trance in its purest and modern form anymore. Mostly I enjoy the Trancey elements in other genres like House, Techno and even Jungle.Wow, that are low scores to be honest. What don't you like about them mind me asking?
Fuck you on about... Almost spazzed out on the street this morning. Lovely track. We'd be creaming over this if it was released in 2007.Def not as impressed with this one. Not a toty
I would even go as far as to say this one is pretty boring. Time to step it up @hoopoe. Sorry (still wish of you more music) /Daysleeper
Hutan 8.7 and goes up to 9.1
Matahari 6.63 (if even that)
I'm with the freezer.I can appreciate the overall sound, but Im not that over-excited as some others here....
It's amazing but I'm not sure if it fits with the concept of "chilled trance" yet. I'll re-evaluate once we have the full version.
For what it's worth, Matahari is a strong "track of the year" contender along with the Enigma State tracks
Fuck you on about... Almost spazzed out on the street this morning. Lovely track. We'd be creaming over this if it was released in 2007.
That said, I was expecting some sounds to pop out in the mix a bit more. But I love the style, and am certainly preferring it over Hutan right now.
Do a comparasion with hutan and say that Dayslipper is right. Maybe you are more objective than all the other 20+ fanboys on these 2 pages. NOT A SINGLE, NOT EVEN A BAD WORD, on this, just hugs and kisses. I'm dissapointed.I'm with the freezer.
This is the typical track that guys like Gagi would go crazy for. Nice subtle trance. Will put it in my playlist, it's a good track. But TOTY?
The breakdown is very nice, with various FX-ish sounds. The melody is nice. But it's a bit muddy, too much reverb maybe, too little "attack" on the main synth. The notes start to blend in each other... it lacks a bit snappiness... The notes come across like
in stead of
TA TA-TA, TA TA-TA.
And I simply prefer it when it's a bit more TA TA-TA. I'm a TATA kind of guy.
Good post Jan. Good post.
Edit: Btw I have this on repeat now. It's deffo a great track. Anyway, I'd say this is way more 2004-2005, rather than 2007. If you listen back old ASOT episodes, these sort of melancholic (but uptempto) melodic tracks were all over the show.