Freshly engineered trance-techno music with an uplifting euphoric heartbeat enters the room within a few moments of track one. A relentless bass pulse with accompanying drums that match to a digital pinpoint, electronic music with the fully computerised production technique can only mean that someone has spent a very long time, with many dials and controls, crafting something that sounds amazing. Mostly, it does, and Mirage is already on the way to success before we meet the second instalment.
A much more progressive standpoint begins to wash over the original underlay of scene setting entry level sonics. When we reach around ten minutes in, the playful element of the artist's escapades begins to shine, and we're given some interesting sound effects and a much less full on delivery. Melody doesn't meet the same levels as a classically composed piece, we're more considering the beat with this genre of music, but tunefulness is a part of what we are getting here, if only just.
Dance music of any nature needs to carry a continual rhythm and this means the pace seems to be very dry if we're expecting something else, but once we appreciate the need for consistency, and maybe begin to move something of ourselves, if not all, to the beat, everything becomes much clearer in the listen. It can feel that we're being let go of at times as one section builds over and down, working into the next, but for an album, it's for the best. Mixes tend to allow for overlay, but of course to give one, there must be an element of break down in order to mix it in. Techno has a lot of rules, and if they're not followed then the tracks wont be played as often and in the right places.
Soundtracks for the imagination, from mindful strolls to shuttling throttle jumps, we can work on something manual and tedious like the washing up as well as enjoy the journey gifted to us by the means of this album. Vocals begin to make an appearance, drifting in another layer to the previously purely synthetic sounds, yet they don't make so much noise to qualify as a section really, just phrases to fill the spaces, the perfect choice I think.
Back to the groove with every fresh perspective, this is an album of predictability and drive that probably deserves to be re-mixed a few times, used to create other things, and do well by itself. Love for the tribal part of our psyche is most suited to making music to dance to.
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