Acoustic II: Full Release

Acoustic II is now out so make sure to grab your copy! These guys deserve the album purchase for their hard work and amazing talent in translating EDM to acoustic.

Many have pointed out that there are some serious James Bond undertones throughout the album and I love it. Listen to “On My Way to Heaven” for a great example. I vote for A&B to do the next Bond theme.

Here is the entire album on YouTube. This is an album that I will cherish forever. This will be an album that I come back to years later and give a thorough and appreciate listen. Thank you A&B for doing this.

 

Anjunabeats Update

Many diehard Anjunabeats fans are resenting the vocals on this track, but I love them. Does it convey more of a dance-pop feel? Absolutely, but innovation to stay relevant and fresh is necessary. This is a great sister track to K&A’s other recent release, “About the Sun” which I have also posted below.

Speaking of innovation and change… This track by Adam Nicky manages to employ the classic trance formula while sounding modern. If you want to hear what us trance heads love then take journey through this track.

I am so glad that Arty is back on the label. While I absolutely loved his album “Glorious” I prefer his Anjunabeats releases a tad more. Check out that album here. I have that album on repeat often when I study. It is solid from start to finish. His new track “Distorded Love” is a fast-paced adrenaline rush. Buckle up for this one and don’t play it while driving. I’d imagine it would predispose to speeding.

Do you like progressive? Do you enjoy that slow burn with subtle additions and subtractions that culminate in noticeable shifts over the course of minutes? If so then listen to this. If not then don’t and I won’t blame you. The ear must be trained to enjoy progressive.

 

 

Snowcone

deadmau5 has a new track and it is as cold and bleak as the Canadian winter. This track, created in the dark depths of that winter, was also likely influenced by another type of darkness. Depression. Zimmerman recently opened up about his struggle with depression, and this sparse song seems to be a musical manifestation of his mental state. While I love the return to this original deadmau5 vibe, I hope that Zimmerman gets well.

Here it is: “Snowcone”. This has been on repeat.

The recent single reminds me of some of his very early work which I have included below. Here are two of my favorites.