A New Sunrise in the Horizon

7 05 2008

I’ve received Tiesto’s newsletter yesterday, and it carries good news. Tiesto is about to release a new volume of his hit mix/compilation series “In Search of Sunrise”. This time it’s labeled “Asia”.

And even though his last compilation “In Search of Sunrise 6” was a bit of a disappointment, I’m really looking forward to this new mix. I think it’s going to be different because Asia has a very unique Trance flavor. So, even in the worst cases, the tracks should be interesting enough. As if Tiesto’s mix isn’t good enough! 😉

Where’s my coffee, sunshine?!

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!!!