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REVIEW: Lucien - Lucidity out on Full on 140 Records

Trance music is experiencing a resurgence and one of those fresh talents to take note of is Toronto’s LUCIEN. His first release, “Lucidity,” embodies the heart and soul of uplifting trance’s roots—with its own edge.

LUCIEN’s first foray into music began by teaching himself classical piano and theory starting at the age of 16, knowledge evident in his grasp of composition. Add to that LUCIEN’s long-time love and appreciation of trance music and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for creating a trance masterpiece in the form of “Lucidity.”

With an exclusive Beatport release on April 25 via Full On 140 Records, LUCIEN’s “Lucidity” embraces the listener with a journey through the emotional rollercoaster that exemplary trance music can stir.

Kicking off with driving BPMs, the layers LUCIEN introduces in “Lucidity” have welcome intricacies in an industry swamped with over-simplified, formulaic tracks. The progression of “Lucidity” yields to a gorgeous sweeping breakdown full of uplifting, dreamlike elements. “Lucidity” then builds into an explosive yet beautiful, heart-warming lead trance melody backed by a modern bassline.

With influences such as Aly & Fila, Rank 1, Ferry Corsten and even composer Hans Zimmer, LUCIEN knows what elements makes a song soar, tug at your heartstrings and stick with you. “Lucidity” is available in both an “Original Mix” and a “Radio Edit” for the club and the airwaves.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="9"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="9"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="9"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Lucien - Lucidity[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Lucidity is the first release by the upcoming uplifting trance talent Lucien. The track has all the energy, dynamism, stamina and feel good uplifting synths that you wish to get to uplift your spirit and awake your soul. Feel good production with long and teasing breakdown followed by hands in the air climax that is perfect to ride the trance waves and feel the rush of the beat in mind, body and soul. It is a promising release and certainly make us await eagerly for his forthcoming material. Love iT[/content]

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