Friday, April 29, 2011
Above & Beyond - Tri State
It's difficult to find truly excellent trance music; the stuff you'll find in dance clubs and the radio is unintelligent, blatant, and much too quick (not all the time, obviously, but you get the picture). The idea is that if they can cover up their flaws with louder sounds and a crapload of guest vocalists, no one will be wiser. Well, that formula gets old real fast. If you want something better from the genre, check out Tri State. This album enthralls with glorious atmospherics and brilliant synthesizers, the kind that actually stay with you. Perhaps it's not as instant as some trance, but the end result is trance that's actually worth taking the time to listen to. Check it out!