September 29, 2009
1. Chechnya (Original Mix) Inspired by the story of a chechnyan friend, Chechnya is a moody, melancholic progressive trance track which blends in various elements from different styles. The 1st part of the track is based on a deep pumping bassline and a mystical eastern-vibe flute melody, accompanied with striking hihats and melodic arpeggios. The break illustrates the rugged, solitary nature of the caucasus, and the liftoff builds rather ruthlessly to release yet a different atmosphere and melodic variation of the themes and motives of the 1st part. 2. De Agua y Sal (Original Mix) De Agua y Sal refers to a catalan poem by Francesc Picas, transcribed into a melodic trance tune by Ima'gin. The track begins with haunting synth tremolos and builds up gradually with a triplet pluck arpeggio and hovering pads. The break introduces a desolate lead guitar melody, which then subsides for the lift off. The track kicks off again with the developing synth melody, accompanied now with a ripping, cut variation of the lead guitar melody. 3. Chechnya (5tranger Remix) 5tranger builds this great progressive remix on a grinding bass line and utilizes the plucks and the mystical flute theme of the original faithfully but in a different feel. The remix develops and grows intensely until the breakdown, which presents an altered piano melody of the original mix. The second part is a beautiful blend of dynamic groove and delicate harmonies, making the remix a fine counterpart for the original. 4. De Agua y Sal (Tempo Giusto Remix) Tempo Giusto's remix of De Agua y Sal is simply put a high-energy melodic trancer. The driving bass gallop gives a relentless speed to the track which builds up gradually on the triplet pluck theme of the original. The remix makes great use of the desolate lead guitar theme, which emerges soon after the track gets going and then appears throughout the track. The chord progression is harmonically pleasant and the track evolves nicely. The break gathers a huge load of energy and unloads it with a powerful lead theme, in dialogue together with the guitar. This release will be available exclusively on Beatport on 29th September '09.