Pulser - Wake The Angels EP [Toneplay Records]

Artist(s)
Pulser
Release title
Wake The Angels EP
Label name
Toneplay Records
Release date
Oct 6, 2023
Release type
EP
Link to external store
https://pulser.bandcamp.com/album/wake-the-angels-e-p

Julian Del Agranda

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New material from Pulser. Quote from his Bandcamp page:

"After a decade of silence, Toneplay Records are thrilled to announce the return of Andy Perring, aka Pulser! He's back with not one but three tracks, delivered directly to you and exclusively available on Bandcamp.

"Wake the Angels," "The Other Side of Time," and the previously unreleased 2012 gem, "The Light Beyond," capture the quintessential sound of Pulser and mark the beginning of an epic new journey in Trance. Stay tuned for much more from Pulser and new music from some of Andy's legendary aliases.

Your support on Bandcamp is an invaluable contribution to our artists' creativity and helps keep the lights on. Thank you so much for being a part of it. Spread the word and let the music speak!"




 

Electronlyman

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Jul 14, 2020
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Have to admit I first skipped through The Light Beyond feeling kinda disappointed, but then embarked on the full journey and luckily I did !
I usually don't like this sort of sounddesign and beats, but he nailed the atmosphere. The intro and outro sounds like something from Pryda's 2012 album which is really cool.


The Other Side Of Time is a very good track which reminds me of the Hydra album from Steve Helstrip (sound design wise), but it's more nostalgic.
In fact so nostalgic that it almost hurts. Not many producers these days evoke that feeling in me, esp in the Trance genre.

Wake The Angels - It takes a while, but when it kicks in, it's magical.


I'm definitely very happy about his comeback !
 
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Electronlyman

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The last one reminded me of an other tune, but I couldn't quite remember the title...
Now I know it: Ascania - How Fragile Our Lives Are
Not a copy, probably not even inspired, but these two fall in a similar category. :)
 

LostLegend

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A really welcome comeback.
I was a big Pulser fan back in the day so have been keeping my eye out for those since he reappeared on the socials a while back.

They have that trademark classic Pulser groove and sound but with some modern production values in there. A nice mix of old and new.

Hard to choose a favorite, The Other Side of Time is shading it for me at the moment, but they are all great.
 
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Tievb21

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"Wake the Angels," "The Other Side of Time," and the previously unreleased 2012 gem, "The Light Beyond," capture the quintessential sound of Pulser and mark the beginning of an epic new journey in Trance. Stay tuned for much more from Pulser and new music from some of Andy's legendary aliases.
 

Tievb21

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I have listened The Light Beyond many times and it has grown on me, it's really nice, i will support it. It indeed reminds me of 2010 era sound, Plastic Boy had similar tracks in his Plastic Infusion.
 

Archon

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Sort of like Borderline stuff - very well produced, but something is missing for me. Absolutely perfect for background listening at work but for active listening not that much. Still, enjoyed them quite a bit. Wake the Angels might be my favourite. TOTW!
 

MarnixMulder

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Jul 23, 2020
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Oh man! I love those new ones, quite subtle tracks, not standing out, but really quality tracks!

I really hope he also creates some Olmec Heads style stuff now he's back :)
 

Spacetime

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Nov 6, 2021
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Really is a nice surprise and a great day for trance to see his return. Each track has something very nice about it, will support.
 

Hensmon

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Really nice. As said it has musicality and stands out from the rest, supported!

Cant help but feel disspointed with the sound design. Its the soulless over polished snappy style that only the conventional Trance and Prog scene seems to be stuck in. The whole of the underground is sounding fucking lovely, why cant this, I just dont get it. It's not like it sounds bad, I like the tracks, but you just cant not feel it.
 
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Dreamless

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The Other Side of Time was a nice surpsie in Movements. Wake The Angels even better. Welcome back Andy.