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REVIEW: Solarstone & Ferry Tayle - Lifeline incl Epic mix out on Pure Trance recordings

Taken from Pure Trance Vol. 5, this collab between Solarstone and Ferry Tayle combines Solarstone’s love of poignant, emotive melody with Ferry Tayle’s more brash and aggressive production, resulting in a beautiful piece of music with an Armageddon breakdown and unbelievable payoff. The track’s main focus is an addictive, hypnotic piano refrain supported by an enthralling chord progression, immersing the listener in harmonic beauty whilst layers of filtered, arpeggiated synths and razor-sharp sequencer programming create a mesmerising journey into the sound of Pure Trance. 

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"]Solarstone & Ferry Tayle - Lifeline incl Epic mix [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Solarstone & Ferry Tayle collaborate for the first time and lets hope is not going to be the last one as these two producers have found a way to contemplate each others talents. The extended mix is an excellent combination of Rich's deep understanding of long trance journeys with touching emotional themes while Ferry Tayle toughens up the proceedings with harder drum programming, powerful driving bassline with certain tribal groove to it. The breakdown unleashes this melancholic moody piano melody that is replayed many times and is supported with some airy pads along with some nice minimal strings. The build up is bringing the tension that is resolved beautifully in the climax that all the synths and strings are merged in harmony while the beautiful piano melody plays again until you will be transcended to medieval times. The Epic mix is a longer version of around 10 minutes with some differences on the build up but the rest sounds the same. For those who like their trance longer definitely this mix is for them. This is Pure Trance in the  underground sense of the word! #PureBliss #PureGold Love IT[/content]

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