Solarstone - Pure Trance Volume 10 (Compilation) [Black Hole Recordings]

Artist(s)
Solarstone
Release title
Pure Trance Vol.10
Label name
Black Hole Recordings
Release date
Nov 3, 2023
Release type
Mix compilation
Link to external store
https://magikmuzik.shop/collections/cd/products/solarstone-pure-trance-vol-10

Sleepy Robot

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Jul 7, 2020
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Played all 3 once now and it was a pleasant ride. Sometimes it got a little too much of the same in a row so it could have used a chance of pace or something.
Need to listen again to pick out those tracks i'll be looking up individualy.
 

Altair

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Dec 24, 2022
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Listened to the first mix on my way home from work tonight (my commute has doubled in length this week since they shut down half of the train line I normally take for construction). Huge fan of the overall vibe; probably the epitome of melodic progressive right now. Really looking forward to the individual releases of the Alucard, Yuji Ono, Conductor & Cowboy and Adam Nickey tracks!
 
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Mikey

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Jul 15, 2020
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'Tim Verkruissen - Velvet' is an absolutely gorgeous track.
Fantastic production, the use of space and the stereo field in the intro, the groove that's pushed so hard it's almost on the triplet grid, really nice synth work and nice chord progression as well. Potentially my favorite tune of the album.
I also love this one! It actually gives me strong 2012 vibes as well which takes me back 🙂
 
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Skylander

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I love how you play around with piano melody scale ahahahahah. That surely caught me off guard, but it sounded not off-key, but as if it should be like this. (Send me some free wav;))
 

I'mpossible

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Jan 30, 2021
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Played all 3 once now and it was a pleasant ride. Sometimes it got a little too much of the same in a row so it could have used a chance of pace or something.
Need to listen again to pick out those tracks i'll be looking up individualy.
I listen each CD in different days, different mood. But always listen all of them in the morning. Sometimes I relisten at 10 PM, 2 hours before the bed. Do that for check the tracks carefully. A lot of gems.
 

Hensmon

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Jun 27, 2020
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Listened to this a fair few times now. Enjoyed CD1 the most. I agree that listening to 2 CDs or 3 cds at once can highlight the lack of diversity in the track selection, with everything sounding the same. I am also not a huge fan of the very light and cheesey overly dramatic melodies that Solarstone is more drawn too, so there are a few tracks I would skip.

@LostLegend yours was the only track that had a bassline/drums that really got me scrunching the face and nodding, like 'yes this is proper'. I didn't know it was your track at first and then half way through I had a feeling that it might be. You actually have a recognizable sound I would say. The melody is a bit much for me and also bit awkward in places, but I can appreciate you tried something different and Rich obviously rated it.

The Adam Nickey track so far might be fav, but just because I am a sucker for the Xpander synth replicas. Leap Of Faith (Collide the sky remix) not bad too, as is Slipstream & Sonic Element - Forgiven. Been listening as I work, not been paying too much attention to the tracklist tbh, will take a while to find the true favorites.