OUT You Are My Salvation - Remnant / Desolated [Forescape Digital]

Artist(s)
You Are My Salvation
Release title
Remnant / Desolated
Label name
Forescape Digital
Release date
Apr 7, 2023
Release type
EP
Link to external store
https://www.beatport.com/release/remnant/4070583

Sleepy Robot

Senior Member
Jul 7, 2020
662 Posts
409 Thanked
The Netherlands
When this man sends you his new tracks you get an instant rush of adrenaline, you know they're gonna be damn good. John Eriksson (aka YAMS) delivered these stunning slabs of Deep Trance and Progressive Breaks called 'Remnant' and 'Desolated'. No words or description needed here, this is absolutely phenomenal.

Edit - see Enlusion's post below for the full versions on Youtbue -


 
Last edited:

Daysleeper

Lost in Trancelation
Jul 13, 2020
2,495 Posts
1,710 Thanked
Sweden
Both are rhythmically monotonous and musically uninteresting unfortunaly imo (this is just my opinion as always). You nailed the mastering but I find the structure of the tracks really predictible and bland muscially. I know exactly how they will build and what channels will be used. That breakbeat pattern with those really snappy reverby snares and the sidechained steroid bassline isnt good. Seems YAMS used this pattern in all his bb tracks. People here seems to still love it though.

What trance is missing in the grand scheme of things is good/interesting song-writing (and unique sound-design), both the mainstream and underground scenes are equally guilty of this. Both scenes are waaaay to much into genres/styles/production wanking. Has been for 10-15 years already. Thats why we never get any long-lasting worthy tracks.
 
Last edited:
  • Thanks
Reactions: Rok and Archon

Sleeping

Member
Jul 14, 2020
31 Posts
44 Thanked
What trance is missing in the grand scheme of things is good/interesting song-writing (and unique sound-design), both the mainstream and underground scenes are equally guilty of this. Both scenes are waaaay to much into genres/styles/production wanking. Has been for 10-15 years already. Thats why we never get any long-lasting worthy tracks.
Thanks for listening and the comments. I respect your opinion (even tho im not agreeing with everything:)
But i want to discus the above, can you elaborate on the this? Trance has more or less always had the same structure and sounddesign the last 30 years (with some exception ofc). But, isnt that what defines the genre? Just as growls defined dubstep back then?
 

dh5

Member
Jul 19, 2020
93 Posts
49 Thanked
Quality slice of deep trance on Remnant. The Pure Trance label is releasing quite a bit of this in 2023 also.
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: Enlusion

Daysleeper

Lost in Trancelation
Jul 13, 2020
2,495 Posts
1,710 Thanked
Sweden
But i want to discus the above, can you elaborate on the this? Trance has more or less always had the same structure and sounddesign the last 30 years (with some exception ofc). But, isnt that what defines the genre? Just as growls defined dubstep back then?
I mean yes, sure, mostly. What do you want to discuss with that? Does supersaws define trance? A statement like this just prooves that song-writing and unique sound design isnt prioritized. That isnt always a winning formula but fuck it is most of the time.

What producers did better in the past (not always) was their ability to either A: write catchy and/or endearing/captivaitng/interesting melodies B: their ability to dodge the monotonous traditonal trance 4x4 beat and make the tracks less predictible. C: more unique sound design. Thats why I critique your work here, its too predictible in how it builds. Your placement where the elements come in is done in a most predictible way. Well-made trance from the past used more complex rhythms that built in a subtle way that made you forgot you actually listened to a repetitiv piece of music.
 

Hensmon

Admin
TranceFix Crew
Jun 27, 2020
3,057 Posts
2,570 Thanked
UK
I do somewhat agree with daysleeper, about the tracks being formulaic in how they build and because of that it becomes more un-interesting and predictable. Desolated I did enjoy though and usually I am not into this kind of breaks style, production wise it sounds really nice.
 

s3baman

Senior Member
Jul 2, 2020
381 Posts
201 Thanked
Remnant is a bit of an unexpected calm and peaceful track, it's not the usual thing we get from YAMS. Desolated is by far the winner of the EP, I'm just a big sucker for this type of prog breaks; they're a bit edgy, and pack more energy than what you normally get in the prog breaks genre. Same reason why I was a HUGE fan of Beatman and Ludmilla, although technically I guess they qualify as psy-breaks.

Having said that, I think YAMS is one of those artists that you either really appreciate because of the unique sound, or you don't. Just like Activa. They remain within their sound design and they deliver excellent productions, but I can also understand the argument that there is little artist evolution over the years.