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    Above & Beyond - Distorted Truth [Anjunabeats]

    A much more traditional breakdown, with an attractive saw melody. Unfortunately still plagued by the "Bayer phenomenon" where all the kicks and some of the synths are the same in every track and also from Andrew Bayer tracks. The only recent track I think is deserving of being posted in the Trance section compared to most of their previous works like Rocket Science.


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    I like it.

    I do agree with you. It sounds like Anjunabeats. It doesn't sound like Above & Beyond, but like Anunabeats. But that has gotten pretty normal the last 10 years. There are hardly any artists that have an "own" sound.

    At least they sound like their label, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider-Vice View Post
    A much more traditional breakdown, with an attractive saw melody. Unfortunately still plagued by the "Bayer phenomenon" where all the kicks and some of the synths are the same in every track and also from Andrew Bayer tracks. The only recent track I think is deserving of being posted in the Trance section compared to most of their previous works like Rocket Science.

    [videyoutube;DUMJ558RJTw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUMJ558RJTw]movie[/URL]
    The problem is that it's the loudness factor. It's so heavily compressed that the track is not allowed breathe naturally but it will take time Above and beyond to return don't worry. The melody is nice definitely but it's targeting the mainstage but still tolerable. It sounds a bit plastic because of the way the drum patterns are. They sound out of sync and the timing is off making it sounds weird.

    I believe in them. This beautiful Trance will return but this is a step in the right direction. The power of one man can make a difference because I love this music a lot and over my dead body that someone will destroy the ethos that it has.
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    But again, the music speaks to me

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    Loving the breakdown with the soft broken beat and strings..very nice. Close to goosebumps even. Shame it doesnt really develop and build and keep going to that heightened level we know Trance can be at. Agree with Contact that rest is just tolerable, but I guess that is an improvement from where they were 5 years ago.

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    The trancier sound they deliver in a very long time, and I love it!
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    Sounds a bit like cosmic gate. Just the bigroom rhythm signature and bigroom acoustics thats irritating
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    I enjoyed this one!
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    I've warmed a fair bit towards this sort of music. I don't enjoy it from a trance perspective, but it's fun party music to stimulate the senses and lighten up the mood in between more serious listening sessions. There are some interesting ideas floating about too. It's easier to enjoy these tracks if you don't force the 'this is not trance' label on it.

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