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REVIEW: Airwave - The Unfinished out on Bonzai Progressive

Musical genius Airwave is on point as usual with our next Bonzai Progressive release - The Unfinished. Two beautifully crafted driving trance gems full of energy, soaring synths and pumping beats. His last outing here was his superb breaks re-work of the classic Blue Alphabet - Cybertrance, as part of our 25 years celebration which this guy has been a huge part of. With a career spanning over 20 years, Airwave remains consistent in the quality department with a seemingly never-ending creative streak. For the last number of years he's been on something of a world tour having taken to the decks at various locations on almost all the continents bar the Antarctic (although if there is ever a club or festival, he'll be at it). You can catch him in action at several upcoming gigs including Legacy Festival and the much anticipated 25 Years Bonzai party in November this year.

The Unfinished sets out with a real punchy kick drum to the backdrop of some fantastic FX and pads while a deep bass lurks on the low end, ready to pounce. Even at this early stage we witness a thunderous, driving trance groove that forces us to move with its infectious rhythm. Perfectly tweaked gated synths begin to rise as euphoria sets in and the melodies start to evolve locking us into its hypnotic clutches. A truly tangible atmosphere engulfs the sound thanks to those intense synths. Another masterpiece from the master, a definite must have in your arsenal.

City Of The Iris intros with a nice and chunky pounding kick drum that is accompanied by a myriad of percussions that form into a rhythmic pattern. Rich pads fade in delivering the seed that will grow into a spectacular display of trance music composition. A solid, chugging bassline soon dominates that throws the track into a full on stomper while the hairs on the back of your neck literally jump to attention thanks to a mesmeric arpeggio synth and beautiful voices. The break is something otherworldly, the sweetest of melodies combine before abruptly dissipating leaving us with a wonderful classic Airwave style synth pattern that will get the nostalgia juices flowing. An instant classic here that will rank right up there as some of Laurent's best ever work. Outstanding.

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"]Airwave - The Unfinished[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The beloved Belgian super trance star Airwave returns with two outstanding pieces of high class trance that should work as an example for other producers to follow! The Unfinished is powerful enigmatic futuristic underground tribal majestic trance with psy touches, superb layering of various synthy plucks and mysterious voices. The track has fantastic arrangement as you feel totally and utterly immersed to his dreamscapes. The synthy riffs recall classic Airwave sci-fi style. The breakdown is melodramatic and spacious with beautiful ambience and the main synthy hook that goes hand in hand with great colorful lazer beams. The climax is serious and very bouncy perfect to wake your inner-senses and enjoy its life changing energy. City Of The Iris  is even more tribal and sci-fi friendly with thumping tribal drums, punchy basslines, acid overtones, cool heavenly voices and synthy riffs with melodramatic cinematic strings  that lead to the short part that only synths are moving forward followed by pulsating groove that promises to keep you on the trancefloor for long. Meditation and trance were always together and these tracks are perfect to heal your pain and discover the new YOU! #ThisisTrance #PureGold Love IT [/content]

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