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ALBUM REVIEW: Kyau & Albert - Matching Stories out on Euphonic

The German duo of Kyau & Albert are no strangers to dance music. Having formed their very successful partnership over 20 years ago, Kyau & Albert have amassed quite a dedicated fan-base along with an impressive discography of music. The pair have collectively toured the world many times over and have performed at some of dance music’s most influential festivals and venues including; Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Surrender, Electric Zoo NYC, Dreamstate, Paradiso, Formula 1, ASOT, Encore Las Vegas, Nature One and countless others. With four very successful artist albums under their proverbial belt, Kyau & Albert have once again set the bar high for what is sure to become their most accomplished artist album to date.

Matching Stories, Kyau & Albert’s fifth artist album, captures the beautiful essence of what makes electronic dance music such a powerful force because it is truly is therapy for your heart and soul. Let Kyau & Albert take you on a walk down 'Memory Lane', evoking flashbacks of lost (and found) nights on the dance floor that allow you to let go and lose yourself to the power of music. The album is an emotional journey that is all encompassing musical release, an album that embodies all the joys and frailties of what it means to be human.

The debut of 'About the Sun' at Above & Beyond’s milestone event, ABGT150 in 2016, sent an uplifting ripple effect well beyond the capacity stadium in Sydney, Australia, flowing to countless global fans that tuned in via the live radio stream and on YouTube. 'Trace' and 'Wanderlust' take you through the crossroads and into the twilight in what can only be described as enchanting trance. 'Gamla Stan' and 'Delorean' break up the sound of the drums with subtle, yet trippy vocal effects.

Adaja Black delivers such an alluring vocal in 'Love Letter from the Future' that you feel the skip of your heartbeat. Jeza seeks to 'Bring You Back' to a place you once knew, complete with magical melodic chords. The sultry voice of In Gray lets you find your pride and fall into the funkiest groove in 'Sleeping Lions'.

Hello Machines make an intoxicating entrance, delivering spectacular soulful sounds in 'Changes' and these repeating cycles of rhythmic house continue to keep you captivated in 'What You’re About To Burn'. Steven Albert’s lush voice just may take you to the highest heights and you may feel as though you've been hit by a poetic 'Meteorite', especially when you catch on to Steven’s German twist in 'Mein Herz' and 'Spüren'.

Follow Kyau & Albert into the night and let their musical stories match yours!

01 Memory Lane (2017 album version)
02 Mein Herz
03 About the Sun (2017 album version)
04 Love Letter from the Future [ft. Adaja Black]
05 Trace
06 Bring You Back [ft. Jeza]
07 Spüren
08 Changes [with Hello Machines]
09 What You're About To Burn
10 DeLorean
11 Sleeping Lions [ft. In Gray]
12 Gamla Stan [with Francesco Sambero ft. Madeleine Wood]
13 Wanderlust
14 Meteorite

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"]Vocals and Lyrics[/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"]Kyau & Albert - Matching Stories[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Kyau & Albert are always of the highest standards and their forthcoming album Matching Stories continues this great tradition in the finest possible way. Superb songs that manage easily to combine wide variety of influences and wide variety of music styles in order to come up with the Kyau & Albert unique and highly distinctive sound. Some of the tracks have been released already on Euphonic and Anjunabeats. In this review I will focus on the tracks that I listen for the very first time. Firstly is Mein Herz that combines techish dark basslines with moody grooves and vocals both in English and German.  About the Sun in the 2017 album version is euphoric spacious sparkling and perfect for your hot and sunny holiday soundtrack with new melodies and smooth synthy lines with euphoric climax. On Bring You Back the always stunning Jeza service the ethereal vocals while the track is melancholic, euphoric, dreamy and absolutely memorable with cinematic breakdown followed by big melodramatic climax. Spüren contains German vocals upon leftfield / breaks beats along with emotional strings to travel you to secret locations. Changes with Hello Machines is smooth deep blissful melancholic house with melodramatic violin riffs and as always inspiring lyrics and vocals to die for. What You're About To Burn is deep dark playful spanking progressive house beauty with old school rave style synthy lines with certain fun fair attraction.  DeLorean starts in a  chilling style with emotional melodies, chopped vocals and after the breakdown is transformed into an euphoric feel good pleaser with Ibiza style distorted piano chords to raise hands in the air. Wanderlust is an excellent euphoric uplifting feel good carefree trancer with the word mainstage anthem written all over it.  Lastly Meteorite finishes the MATCHING STORIES with a warm Cafe Del Mar style relaxing chilling song that is perfect for those afterclubbing moments. #PureGold Love IT [/content]

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