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REVIEW: Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor - Reflection out on JEE Productions

Hot off the trail of their previous release, "Fiction," Jerome Isma-Ae and Alastor are back, this time with the latest incarnation of their newfound sound: 'Reflection'. Reminiscent of quintessential '1980s soundtracks, we are starting to see a common theme here. "Reflection" is definitive of nostalgia, its running bassline a borrow from the analogue synth engines of the voltage-control era, its running lead arp clearly retro-futuro. These two are onto something new, fresh and exciting. With each release, they are actually inviting us to be a part of something new. Perhaps a movement? Mysterious, spell-binding, dark energy.

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="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"]Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor - Reflection[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The always on the spot for big things duo Jerome Isma-Ae and Alastor returns with Reflection. For this particular track they go for deeper haunting excursions of the mind. Energetic pulsating electro infused basslines, thumping grooves and great breakdown that slowly reveals a well known synthy theme that will give you instantly goosebumps. The beat strikes back and the climax is powerful and emotional packed with melodramatic strings, dark electro synthy washes and the well known melody running underneath while a robotic voice repeats the title Reflection. It is certainly deep progressive trance at its finest with arrangement that will trip out your mind for sure. Spacey atmosphere, haunting themes and memorable synthy themes to cast a spell on you. #PureGold Love iT[/content]

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