The Freestyler was jamming from speakers around the world just before the turn of the millennium. This groovy masterpiece comes from the land of the Finns. It climbed sky-high in the charts back in the day and for good reason. The song is a solid body-mover featuring excellent production values and infectious hooks. It’s one of those “oldies but goldies”.
This melody is a fountain of euphoria. It’s also one of those rare dance songs that have beautiful lyrics. Singer France Picoulet conjures a dreamy veil through which the well-executed rhythm pulsates with vigor. But when she takes off, wow does she fly high!
Oldie but goldie is probably applicable to a song which is almost 20 years old. This is one of the jewels scattered through Madonna’s art. It’s highly danceable and full of positive energy. A lot of intricate beat construction went into this melody. It’s one of those songs that reward the attentive listener. The well written, descriptive lyrics, turn this piece into quite a ride.
Due to her commercial success, many have disregarded or labeled Madonna’s music. That’s a costly mistake to make, for as an artist, Madonna has evolved and changed considerably throughout the years. The “Bedtime Stories” and “Ray Of Light” albums seem to me to be among her most genuine and profound works. Especially on “Ray Of Light”, her voice seems to have reached a peak of… honesty, if you will.
With its incredible sound palette, a supreme composition and excellent production values, this is one of the best songs I’ve ever heard. There’s so much going on in these five minutes that it’s almost unbearable. Close your eyes now and let two of the masters of psybient play with your mind. Your imagination will cry with joy.
Get ready to be snapped away into a universe built by a myriad sounds. There are more things happening here than on some entire albums. And yet… a powerful sense of purpose permeates the melody.
There are very few songs that score this highly on the “mind-blowing” scale. Close your eyes and let your mind reach ecstasy through rhythm. And remember: bad sound ruins good music.
This is what happens when an artist mixes electronic dance music together with powerful, evocative Mongolian chants, Gregorian choirs, and a mysterious voice delivering a deep, meaningful message. It’s one of the most moving melodies I’ve had the pleasure of hearing. It’s also quite an easy listen, which is why I flag such a song as “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”.
Enigma has always been one of my favorite musical projects. Michael Cretu is the man behind the name. Back in the when of this song, the early 90s, Michael was married with German pop singer Sandra and it is her voice you will hear. Inside the intricate cathedral of sound, her words speak of change, of courage, of hope.