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Uplifting Trance #2

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

In my last post I have presented a track which was voted #1 in the radio show A State of Trance. There was however another track in the Top 20, which made it only to position #8, although even Armin Van Buuren admitted that he thought it would get higher in the list. In my opinion it shouldn’t have been higher, it should have been on the very top of the list.

It is another example of a great uplifting trance with a superb build-up sequence and a very moving sound. It has to be noted that this track is not an entirely original piece. It is actually a remix done by Jorn Van Deynhoven to the original work of RAM: RAMsterdam. Compared to the original however, I think the changes have transformed the entire tune into a different, much better one.


Gaia – Tuvan

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Gaia, or on it’s more known name, Armin Van Buuren, has released a track last year which was voted the best hit of 2009 on the show hosted by Armin Van Buuren himself: A State of Trance.

The name Gaia as a cover name was chosen for a simple reason:
“I know if I’d released it as Armin Van Buuren it would have sold better but I wanted to show that trance mattered and that I’m very much about instrumental electronic music,” he says. (DJ Mag).

Judging by the sound, I’d say the title “Tuvan” refers to the Tuvan Language. The main melody of the track does have some oriental/mongolic sound, so I’d say it has something to do with that, although I could not find any official statement about this.


Uplifting trance

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Here is another piece that I have been listening to for a while. I can recommend this on sad, melancholic days 🙂

It is a little old, but it is a perfect example of uplifting trance. It gradually builds up going through 4-5 basic motives until it reaches the final form. The end contains a classic fade-out following the same motives, this time disappearing one after the other. Nice… 😉

I like this tune because despite the fact, that there are several motives playing at once after a few minutes into it, all the motives are combined harmonically. The whole piece feels very well put together: no disturbing sounds or motives anywhere.

The title? Well, I am going to have to let you guess why it is called: “Shine”…


Monday, January 4th, 2010

Just a song I’ve been listening to for a while. It really helps to relax and think clear while working… 😀 .

P.S. Good quality earphones or high performance headsets improve the experience greatly 😉