Merry Christmas! This release doesn’t at all sound like snow flakes or a silent night, but is a furiously vibrant example of a fusion of extremes. Rock guitars, electronic chord clouds, funky bass lines, disco-like beats seamlessly blend together to a very distinct listening experience which casts feelings of euphoria and nostalgia. But just listen yourself to some tracks of this exceptional Bypass netlabel release.
The opener I thought i knew you (I didn’t) is just great. Listen to it. It’s the musical equivalent of a candy bar, an energy drink and a cold shower — simultaneously. I was just blasted away when I heart it the first time.
Track no. 2 is called Sound waves in outer space and a disco hymn with genes of the soundtrack to the old game series Mega Man. For 2 minutes the main phrase evolves slowly. Then at 2:12 the song transforms to a groovy bling-bling (due to the use of very high synth sounds) dance song which best could be described as cool Europop — if such a thing can exist.
It depends on is introduced by a short quiet piano solo which presents the motive. A sharp attack with all instruments directly follows an repeats the motive with a little more punch. The track then morphs to a mixture of energetic dance track while preserving the dramatic intensity made up by the chord sequence.
For the final words, let my cite the artists’ words from the release notes:
We hope everyone of you will have a nice christmas with this lovely album, see you next year.
|01||I Thought I Knew You (I Didn’t)||5:45||★★★★||♢♢♢|
|02||Sound Waves In Outer Space||5:10||★★★||♢♢|
|03||It Depends On||3:29||★★★||♢♢|
|04||Store And Save||3:43||★★||♢♢|
|Release||In Front Of The See Through Eye|
|Download||Link (MP3, OGG)|