Haha... yes, this sounds like any number of old school productions, including many of Gielen's own, but not as harsh...Y'all complaining about the lead synth never heard Airscape - L'Esperanza? I had the same comments about the lead synth in that classic. It seems like that is the track which inspired Johan Gielen & TasteXperience for this production.
Honestly, the lead synth is nowhere as annoying as the one in Airscape - L'Esperanza, so if this synth bothers you then I can't imagine what you must think about that classic.
Well it's not as phat as L'esperanza but I think that's the point, it's meant to be a crossover between Gielen's and TX styles. Works for me anywayComparing with L’Esperanza is silly. This ‘modern’ supersaw in this new track is noizy. Its not bold, phat or strong, like the old Svenson & Gielen synths. Those had character.
Its thin, weak, plastic. Its template-y, without any character.
I tried to figure out the track again after the bump but I guess this description is the closest to my thoughts so I'll give it a rest lmaoIt has some qualites to it, but I think ultimately what it comes down to for me is the cheeso-meter hits too high. Its not the usual cheese of the modern uplifter either. Just too many dolphins that jump 100 ft into the air transforming into paradise birds wearing rollerblades riding rainbow-roads into the sunset vibes(especially for the lead) and high amount of white noise/crowded sound design and weird acoustics when all the stuff plays together with the mainlead. Its like there's too much sounds competing for attention but nothing really comes through, but they are still trying so hard to get those power-synth chords to be the mainattraction, but it doesnt succeed hence the weird accoustics of it all. My ears cant decipher if its in the front of the mix or in the back or in the middle. It just has a really confusing and weird placement in the mix.