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REVIEW: BT - LSTM out on Armind / Armada Music

No matter where you hear them or at what volume they're blasted, BT's records will make your jaw drop faster than the law of physics deems possible. With 'LSTM', the American wonderworker churns out another masterpiece that gets Trance fans all excited. Melodically uncontested and carried by its meticulous arrangement, this cut makes music lovers the world over gleam with delight.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="9"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="9"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="9"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="9"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="9"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="9"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="9"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="9"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="9"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="8"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="9"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="9"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="9"] BT - LSTM [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"] BT returns on Armind with his progressive trancer called LSTM. For this release he provides 10 minutes of chunky grooves, laidback basslines and strong atmospheric breakdown with cinematic tender piano melody followed by upfront hands in the air epic proglifting melodies section. IF you are regular fan of BT you will find that this track is nice and smooth but definitely is not the usual BT production with focus on the strong melodic themes and  tight arrangement. 10 minutes for this particular production is overlong and you feel that the duration doesn't add anything special on the final impression. BT is all about strong melodies to die for but on this tune this strong characteristic is missing as the main focus in the punchy groove and less on the melodic content that has been squeezed in the breakdown and in the short uplifting climactic sequence. I would love to see some mixes that will take advantage of the nice themes in the breakdown and build on them further. #PureClass Love IT [/content]

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