Madonna’s Electronic Rampage!

7 05 2008

I was looking online to get her song “Hung Up”, so I decided to download the whole album instead (Confessions On A Dance Floor) over my dial-up connection.

So, it took about ~10 hours to finish. But was it worth the wait?!?! HELL YEAH!!

This album defines a whole new era for Madonna (been following her news since 1998), it’s 90% Electronic music with some rather mild vocals (which is a first, considering Madonna is classified as a Pop artist). So, it is closer to “Vocal Trance” than Pop.

I couldn’t believe my ears, the music production is just off the hook. Every track is structured in a very unique way, making the whole album so interesting that you can’t skip any of the tracks!

The “Get Together” track is fantastic, the closest to Trance in that album.

“Isaac” is a milestone. Exotic and mystic eastern touches sends shivers down my spine each and every time I listen to it. Two thumbs up!

I like it that Madonna is trying new styles of music, which ultimately is getting her even more success as a 50 years old female-singer. Way to go Madonna!

I’d highly recommend you get the “Confessions Tour” DVD, as it stretches the “Madonna Experience” even more.

So, to all the Electronic junkies, go buy that album, you won’t be disappointed. You have my word.

In Trance We Trust!

27 03 2008

I’ve been wanting to write about Trance music since the dark ages.. Right now, I’m watching Tiesto’s “Live In Concert” DVD, and jumping all over the place!
The thing about Trance music is the similarity that it shares with the 21st century. Technology has been taking huge leaps ever since ~1995, and keeping up with all the new technologies surfacing each and every day has been a real pain in the ass, if not impossible!
So, let’s do a head-to-head comparison here:

  • Trance music uses high BPM, keeping-up with our daily rhythms.
  • Trance uses synthesizers to generate unique machine sounds! How ironic! Synthesizers are electronic by nature, and so is the PC that we use every day. BTW, PCs have gone well beyond providing a platform right now, they’re providing an alternate ENVIRONMENT. So, for all the geeks out there: fasten your seatbelt! Simply speaking: “If Assembly is considered as the machine’s language, Trance would certainly and evidently, be its music!”.
  • There’s also something about the 4-beats used in Trance music. A standard Trance “follower” would most probably follow every 4-beats in a Trance track, so we’re always expecting something new every 4-beats. Kinda like the real-life, as we’re always anticipating new technologies and new milestones that bring us all the more closer to a “Matrix-like” era..
  • Out of all other music genres, I consider Trance to be the most evolving and unique genre. Because it uses a synthesizer, the instruments and effects are virtually unlimited! Artists can generate their own, unique, combination of instruments and digital effect. The Digital World is boundless, and so is Trance.

Those were the essential points of similarity, but combining the music with a psychedelic visual experience (i.e. Lasers, lots of fast moving light beams, CGI videos, etc…) will surely immerse you in an alternate reality where the only religion is the religion of Trance. Hence the saying:

In Trance We Trust!!! Forever!!!