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REVIEW: Giuseppe Ottaviani & Christian Burns - Brightheart out on Black Hole recordings

Next-gen live-on-stage concept performances, bold new studio directions and - most recently - breaking artist album news… Electronic music artisan Giuseppe Ottavani has already given the scene plenty to consider and plenty to cheer in 2016. 

Following the spellbinding ‘Slow Emotion’ in July, the Italian beats the ‘ALMA’ album drum that much harder today, with the release of its second single, ‘Brightheart’. Flipping his of-late script, the track represents Giuseppe’s first male-vocal fronted production in over two years and teams him with the highly talented Christian Burns. 

Having sung on a litany of luminaries’ releases (Tiësto, Armin, BT, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten & Chicane to mention but a few), Christian has demonstrated his impressive vocal worth time & time again. The brilliant ‘Brightheart’ though could just prove to be both artists finest studio moment to date. 

‘ALMA’ is shaping up to be one autumn’s most intriguing album propositions and here’s another example of why. Moving its progress bar another step closer to release, ‘Brightheart’ brings new aspects, elements and perspectives to both Giuseppe and Christian’s oeuvres. 

After ‘Slow Emotion’, the track sees Giuseppe operating again well outside of his best-known-for sound. His Extended Mix carves a far deeper and more palpably atmospheric edge to the track. Moodier in places, more soulful in others, every production element is brilliantly honed & superbly defined within the track’s context. 

To that Christian delivers a next level high in profound songwriting and expressive vocals. Concluding with a chorus that’ll live long in the mind - well after the track itself has played out, this is an anthem-in-the-making for those in search of music more meaningful. 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/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="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"]Giuseppe Ottaviani & Christian Burns - Brightheart [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Giuseppe Ottaviani and Christian Burns collaborate for the excellent Brightheart that is out now. The track is a magnificent melodic progressive trancer with pulsating driving basslines, bouncy drums and exceptional cinematic strings with luscious piano melody along with siren like synthy hook on the top that leads the track to its epic hands in the air climax. Christian is one of the most talented and extremely fragile singers in the electronic music scene and his performance in this song is above anything else he has done until now. Superb solid track that will please the progressive trance fans. Now on the package the on air remix is added as well for those who need a powerful take with  psy trance style basslines, kicking drums, awesome melodic content and Christian's shinning vocals. Flowing energetic hands in the air version perfect to dance and singalong as loud as you can the incredible lyrics. Piano melody that strikes a chord in your soul and balanced honest synthy work to take you to magical places.  Brightheart is essential for any vocal trance aficionado. #PureGold Love it[/content]

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