The zinging bass kickstarting this song gives some clue about what’s to follow. The bassline is indeed hefty but, as it soon turns out, this is actually a laid-back piece, a head-bobber and slightly melancholic low-rider. The sparse instrumentation acts as an enhancer for sinuous synths, scattered percussion and that awesome sax towards the end.
Time for some moody minimal electronica. Some songs have a visual quality to them. What imagery will this moody piece bring forth? For me, it’s a luminous night where an orange moon is just starting its climb upon the sky while I’m driving home on a lightly populated motorway.
Solid beat and energizing soundscapes power this mental dancefloor gem. This goes out to powerful new beginnings and amazing journeys. Take that first step, the adventure begins now.
Replay-abuse warning. Weaving a deep bass line with reverbed synths, it’s hard to stay still when stuff like this is blasting from the speakers. Get ready for take-off!
“The Unseen Ones” is this song’s title, and is it well-chosen. It starts with a gentle flow while mysterious sounds surface through twisted textures. Then, dark beats summon The Unseen Ones. And while they may be unseen, they are definitely not unheard. They live inside this song, and each time it is listened, they get to play around with the ever-changing imagination. This piece is both an atmospheric masterpiece and a body mover.
A modern ode to Gandhi, sang MC-style, which is probably the best style to craft a song about an activist’s life. The melody is instrumentally-rich and features some spot-on samples of Hindu chanting.
The lyrics do an amazing job of condensing the wisdom of Gandhi’s life in just a few minutes worth of song.
It’s almost unfair, perhaps even rude that such a song dares to work so well! It’s one of those pieces that courageously defy categorization. One thing’s for certain though: it’s intense! And it’s almost impossible to „story-tell” it, so I won’t even try.
Challenge: count the unique instruments, samples, special effects and patterns in this song. Then, compare with some song you can hear on the radio. Chances are that mish-mash extraordinaire Igorrr will win by an order of magnitude.
There are many “songs for change” out there. Some, will gently talk to the listener, conveying their message in a patient way. Most, go about it in a bit more lecturing fashion. This one? Well, have a read and a listen…
This song is the very definition of epic. It’s a finale of divine proportions, mightily constructed through a crescendo of sweeping orchestra of strings, synths and beyond-majestic choirs.
And yes, this was created for Deus Ex – Human Revolution, a must-play video game, one of the best games of 2010s.
As the synths rise slowly but surely, sweeping melodies emerge. Imagination is invited for a ride among the stars, aboard a dashing spacecraft. It’s a song about timing and atmosphere. It excels in both. A neon dawn indeed.