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REVIEW: Alex M.O.R.P.H. - Not All Superheroes Wear Capes out on VANDIT records

‘Sacred Heart’, ‘Amistad’, ‘R2D2’, ‘Angelic’ – over the last half-year, each release has beaten the drum that bit harder and raised anticipation levels that much higher for Mr. M.O.R.P.H.’s new long-player. That event comes a major step closer again today, with the release of the album’s outstanding title track - the heaven-sent 'Not All Superheroes Wear Capes'.

Its title is both a reference and dedication to – as Alex puts it - “the everyday, cape-less heroes that live among us”. “From nurses and carers in the local hospital to doctors without borders, working – sometimes in harm’s way, all trying to make a difference in others lives”.

The middle of last month saw 'Not All Superheroes’ receive a special ‘double’ radio premiere, getting spun by Armin on ASOT and - in the same week - a back-in-the-chair PvD on VONYC Sessions.

Epically beautiful, classically M.O.R.P.H., through sound & tone, the track harks back to a golden era of White Isle trance. It stakes long, held, emotion-packed synth notes against compelling drums, charged percussion and impactful bass. Elegant pad-&-chord soaked melodies, thermally enhancing key shifts and achingly poignant piano notes fuel its mood further, before ‘Heroes’ sweeps upwards post-break to deliver its rapturous finale.

The absolute embodiment of all things ‘Balearic’ and ‘summer’, ‘Superheroes’ catches the wave from today.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [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="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Alex M.O.R.P.H. - Not All Superheroes Wear Capes[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]If you search for high class uplifting trance don't look any further than the beloved Alex M.O.R.P.H. The superb producer knows what he has to do and deliver tracks like Not All Superheroes Wear Capes and pass easily the test of time and be already contender as another all time classic. Superb solid foundation of energetic basslines, throbbing metallic grooves and intense drive that leads to the main long breakdown that is absolutely mouthwatering. Smooth melodies, gentle synthy plucks, piano chords and cinematic atmosphere that reveals the very high class melody that drive the track after the massive drum roll to the magnificent hands in the air  climax. Uplifting hands in the air floating crescendo moment that manage to carry you away easily and escape from the grey reality into your own world of fantasies and endless possibilities. #PureGold Love it.[/content]

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