OUT Julian del Agranda - A New World EP [TF.R]

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Julian del Agranda
Release title
A New World EP
Label name
TF.R
Release date
Jul 29, 2022
Release type
EP
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https://tf-r.bandcamp.com/album/a-new-world-ep

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The first release is here!!!

Some of you might recognize these from the forum, and we're so happy for these stunners to be our first release! Produced by none other than @Magnevi.

This will take you into the early 00s for sure.

Listen, love, support. Every little bit counts.

But most of all, enjoy.

1. Sentimientos
2. A New World
3. A New World (Alt Mix)


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Honestly, not just as a guy who runs the forum, the label and whatever else we do, but as someone who loves trance and music in general, I'm so happy to have these released, and especially on our label. A New World was one of my favourite tracks of last year. The main melody is so fun that it just brings a smile to my face every time I hear it. Love the positive energy. Truly uplifting.

In my view, it's what I wish us as a forum, and as a label, strive to stand for. I want us to bring some emotions back into music, I want us to lead by example, and show why everyone fell in love with trance in the first place.

Hats off to @Magnevi, who managed to capture just that.

As tracks, these aren't "perfect", but they have their identity and that's what counts in my book. Emotions and musical ideas over perfection and technicalities all day. When I listened to them this morning, the next track I played was Carte Blanche. That, I think, is a rather big compliment.
 

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Great tracks. 'A New World' was rightly highly rated when it was originally posted on here and it's great to see it get a home release!
Lovely art work as well!
An instant purchase from me!

As tracks, these aren't "perfect", but they have their identity and that's what counts in my book.
I think it's the imperfections of the older tunes that give them part of their vibe, @Magnevi has captured that perfectly here, great work all involved!
 

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Gotta say I love Sentimientos almost just as much. Might be even better as a track.
 

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yeah, i liked that one too, nice with b-sides (the oldschool way) pretty similar too anticipation/ramsterdam though..
 

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Still prefer A New World, main melody is 🔥. Alt Mix is nice addition for those who's not a fan of fm bells.
Sentimientos, idk the highs are tiring to listen to. The mixing in A New World sounds more balanced to me.
Cool artwork indeed!
 

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I get Svenson and Gielen vibes with all of those, decent effort.

It's good that you are doing something like this to try to change the scene. Which makes me wonder why so much garbage is allowed to be posted in this forum. It makes it more difficult to promote your own and other deserving music as it usually gets buried under the avalanche of dross.

I'd bet that some of the posters on here are paid by the labels to promote their music. Why else would a single thread get "updated" 5 times, each time to bring it back to the top and make it more visible. And it's always the same posters who do this, for the same labels and the same generic music.

Maybe you see it and don't think that's the case but seems kinda obvious to me.
 
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I get Svenson and Gielen vibes with all of those, decent effort.
Well. That means I can now die safely.

Its not too much S&G though.

The clap in “a new world” is deffo an attempt at their signature clicky snappy ‘clap’.

And in the other track also the pitch bended synth is Sunlight Theory-ey. And the beatwork, with harsh highhats, was based on the beat in LEsperanza (Svenson Remix).

Ok I guess you are right… ;)
 
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First of all, huge respect for what you are doing here. It is awesome when someone is actually trying to solve issues. Unfortunately I have no producing skills whatsoever, but it is great that someone has started TF's very own label and are releasing music. I hope all the best for the label and even if this fails, you can at least say that you tried.

Regarding the tracks, Sentimientos is just not for me. I liked classic proggier side more than uplifting anyway but I have to agree with @erickUO. Parts of it feels just too loud and the main melody does not do it for me.

But then, I do like A New World. Even if the some parts feel bit off (I cannot explain it better unfortunately) and I am not fan of whose whispers. But as a whole, the package works well. There are some really nice oldschool sounds and it feels nice to hear these vibes after a long time. I don't mind a bit of nostalgia in a new tracks every now and then if it is done properly and with respect (another good example would be Enigma State's Enigmatic).

I will support this release next time I am making purchases in Bandcamp.
 

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Well done @Magnevi , awesome first release on TF Recordings. New world is straight from 2000, loving both the mix and sentimientos as Day sleeper mentioned has melody sight similar to Anticipation/Amsterdam which is great as I love both tracks
 
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The first release is here!!!

Some of you might recognize these from the forum, and we're so happy for these stunners to be our first release! Produced by none other than @Magnevi.

This will take you into the early 00s for sure.

Listen, love, support. Every little bit counts.

But most of all, enjoy.

1. Sentimientos
2. A New World
3. A New World (Alt Mix)


a1319574959_16.jpg


Nice one guys, good to see some proper Trance still being made. All the best with this new journey!
 
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Liking the b-side, and it may grow on me further.

Always enjoyed A New World, it reminds me of the kind of track I'd stumbled across on old CD compilations in my teenage years. I was grateful for the chance to put it in a radio show many moons ago. Banter usually filled the gaps between music, but after the track my co-host said that "everyone should message Julian on Soundcloud and tell him to make more tunes".

All in all it's a really wise choice for the label debut, especially with the vision that's been outlined.
 
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Very nice, everything has breathing room and not overkill with the layers. I think that is a key component to this classic style, keep it more simple and make it work, make it sound rich and inviting.
 
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