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REVIEW: Joint Operations Centre Featuring Kate Miles - Behind The Silence on Subculture


Any day we can bring you word of new undertaking from Joint Operations Centre has to be a good one, right?! It’s not something that happens so very often though. Amongst others aspects, John O’Callaghan’s alias enjoys the cachet of rarity - the better part of a year passing since ‘Pathological Effect’ made its presence felt. 

If we’re going to see a release, August has traditionally been a good a month for the watchers. Those doing so in 2018 aren’t to be disappointed. Last seen on the label five years back (with ‘Under A Sea Of Birds’), ‘Behind The Silence’ marks Joint Operations Centre Subculture homecoming. It’s also the first time the darker Joint Ops sound has quartered a vocal, and a pretty darn special one it is too. 

Last heard serving song to ‘Lost Without You’ for Subculture label-mate Craig Connelly’, Kate Miles is the girl on point. Together, she and John have conspired something hypnotic and alchemic for ‘Silence’.

Production-wise, John warps up a storm, echoing ‘Behind’s vocal refrains, whilst catalysing its perc loops. Underlain by the finest resounds of doomy bass, he draws its darker parts into the FX banks, from which they emerge frayed, distorted, but charged. 

While her sweetly sung tones initially veil the track’s darker heart, Kate’s song quickly stirs the waters deeper still. With John’s violin and pianoforte poignancies underpinning it, come the chorus, the Norwegian singer swings the emotional wrecking ball for a final time, laying its truth bare. 
‘Behind The Silence’ drops today. Stream/download here



Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
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 [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"]Joint Operations Centre Featuring Kate Miles - Behind The Silence[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The beloved Irish star John O Callaghan aka Joint Operations Centre releases his awesome tech trance vocal gem  Behind The Silence featuring the exquisite vocals by Kate Miles. The track is super powerful production with dark thumping rumbling bassline merged with tough tribal percussion while in the breakdown very romantic piano melody and classical strings are added to create the stunning melodramatic scenery. The climax goes off the hook and blows out of any proportions. Clean crispy and just beautiful production that manages to be dark and very emotional at the same time delivering an unforgettable moment on any trance set this summer. #PureGold Love IT[/content]
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