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REVIEW: Eco - Darkness In The Light out on Black Hole recordings

1. Extended Mix
2. Lite Version
3. Radio Edit

With his debut album and accompanying book now on full release, today Eco follows up with the first single to be lifted from the tracklist of his extraordinary ‘Wolves’ undertaking.

In title and tone, ‘Darkness In The Light’ personifies the New Jersey-based producer’s more existential and the Extended Mix further develops the album version’s aquiline melodies, undulated bass and air-spun string traits. Over seven minutes of absolute trance captivation, Eco draws you in with thermal riffs, live guitar strum and coolly unfurling harmonies. In the break he effects a slow release of the filter, exposing a lead line, which will put some thump in your chest and your hands… well, you know where.

As is his customary way, ‘Darkness In The Light’s release is completed by a remix that could hardly be in sharper in contrast. Stripping away the drums and subduing the percussion, his ‘Lite Version’ is essentially ‘Darkness Unplugged’ - a rarefied, live instrument-centred variant, with all-day- play appeal.

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"]Eco - Darkness In The Light[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]He is definitely one of the most talented producers out there with high class releases under his belt. His latest track Darkness In The Light continues the stream of high class compositions. Proglifting emotional trance at its very best with melancholic themes, guitar riffs, driving basslines, thumping grooves and excellent arrangement that manage to give you that impression of taking off and leaving the ground towards new unexplored territories. The lite version is perfect for late night chill out sets with the strong organic feel and the magical glowing atmosphere that  carry you away to places that only music can introduce you too. Poetic, inspirational, inventive, classy, unique and hopeful for a better world that art will emancipate the people and let them see the good in life. #PureGold Love It.[/content]

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