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REVIEW: Peter Steele - Gull out on Pure Trance

A welcome return from Shropshire’s Peter Steele, this time with his take on a long forgotten gem by the late Jon Vesta, entitled ‘Gull’. As well as generating sparks of reminiscence amongst trance fans of a ‘certain age’, the melodies of ‘Gull’ hark back to a time when trance records contained more than one ‘part’ – and were constructed around something other than a mammoth breakdown. Sure, there is a break, but it serves a real purpose as opposed to being obligatory. Peter Steele’s interpretation of this glorious record certainly does Jon Vesta’s memory justice, all those wonderful string stabs are elegantly present, as are the feelings of pure, unbounced joy upon listening. 

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"]Peter Steele - Gull[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Peter Steele is one of the most promising artists. His idea to recreate Gull is definitely very warm welcomed. The main theme is so haunting and magical that Gull is an anthem in the making. Banging tough kicks, slamming metallic basslines, driving grooves and superb violin themes combined with the gorgeous dark synthy theme that energize your soul and never fails to lift you higher than you can even guess. The combination of the moody synthy lead with violin epic super grande riffs make the result truly classy that gives you goosebumps straight away and electrify your senses. #ThisIsTrance #PureGold Love IT [/content]

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