OUT Jonas Steur pres. Estuera - Umbra [Magik Muzik]

Artist name(s)
Jonas Steur, Estuera
Release title
Umbra
Label name
Magik Muzik
Release date
Dec 11, 2020
Release type
Single
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https://magikmuzik.complete.me/umbra

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The rhytms are off. They disturb one another, not complementing. Its like every element is hitting simultaneously.
 

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First 1:30 I am really loving. Not hearing any off rhythms personally, but wouldn't say I am massively into the melody and some of the percussion used. Look forward to hearing full version to make my mind up.
 

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Oof, not into that main melody. The one in the breakdown is pretty good though.
 
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I expected nothing less then another modern generic bullshit trancer and i was right as usual. Back in the days producers had a trademark sound, you could easily spot a Estuera production. Today everything sound the same, fucking bullshit genre. Trance has been an utter joke for the past 13 years and continue to be so.
 
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Some thoughts:

The section that sounds like Lane 8 progressive house is really cool, though the melodies feel off. This is the section at the very beginning in the video.
The melody starting at 0:33 screams "Jonas Steur." That's his signature style.
This track is hindered by its BPM. Its main melody would work best at 138, 140 BPM.
 
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the melody around 0.35 is the thing that stands out for me, but in my opinion snowed under the somewhat generic arpeggio in the breakdown. I do hear Jonas's sound in this, though updated.

overall i give it a "not bad"
 

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I expected nothing less then another modern generic bullshit trancer and i was right as usual. Back in the days producers had a trademark sound, you could easily spot a Estuera production. Today everything sound the same, fucking bullshit genre. Trance has been an utter joke for the past 13 years and continue to be so.
Why would you bother to listen then?!
 

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The melody in the breakdown sounds like classic Steur, unfortunately the rest of the track doesn't live up to expectations. It's not a bad track per se, more so the fact he has set extremely high standards with his early uplifting works. If we'd get anything close to that we'd count ourselves lucky. Hope there is more to come from him though.
 
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Why would you bother to listen then?!
He just got home from middle school and was angry because his teacher gave him a bad grade in math because of bad language mixed in with the equations; He just had to blow out some steam.
 
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Not that impressed. It just lacks drive and energy. I was expecting more.
 

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LOL AWESOME!!!!

I first read the replies, which weren't so postive. Then clicked play.

AND I AM EXCITED!

Love the clicky percs, the bass, the breakdown is great, and I actually think that loud main arp is great. Love how it just comes out of nothing at 1:34. Hopefully that's in the "end" version too, and not just in the preview.
 

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I like the melody but its not with the right kick/percussion - that kind of melody needs to be with a really energetic Trance style with building pads/strings and it would be a good uplifter.
 

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Don't really get some of the hate. Actually quite nice overall. Love the melody which is definitely reminiscent of Jonas's older stuff. Just wish the track was a bit longer.
 

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Listening to the extended version in its full glory now, i think i've enjoyed it more than on my first listen. My main gripe is with the clippy sounding kick which sounds slightly out of place with the rest of the track, and also the fact that a higher bpm version might have made the track a more lively one.

The melodies didn't blow me away, but they segued well into one another, and the two main sections with slightly contrasting musical ideas were a nice touch.