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Magic Guitarwaves Deluxe is the funk!
I listened to "30 remix", "a short mix", and "Magic Guitarwaves Deluxe". All were well made. The first two kind of brought me back to my trance days and I am not here to really review or critique those. "Magic Guitarwaves Deluxe" is, I believe, the hottest track of the three. It is also the exception to the style. With a slower-tempo broken beat and electro-funky guitar riff, it grabbed my attention and held on to play out as a very solid track.
Now what is this Eurotechnodancetrancething? Very technical, interesting in a scientific sort of way, but no heart / it doesn't touch me -- that has been my complaint. Until I started listening to Anja Myrén, whose travails I have been following for several months now. Somewhere along the way, I began to hear a faint cl-cl-cli in the background (very faint, it was hard to hear over the drums, but, as you will see, the drums become very important). Track by track, something new was emerging, a little something extra peeking through. What is that? EurotechnodancetranceAvecEmotion? CLICK! -- I like it! (But we definitely need to invent a new name).
Don't be discouraged by genre classifications, and don't be misled by the title "Fit of Rage". This is not rage, it is PASSION. Perhaps it takes another woman to recognize that. This is good hearty unrestrained, uninhibited passion. Not erotica; completely honest. I wanted to point this out, especially to the gentlemen. Don't be paying any attention to the technicalities in the music; listen to the feeling that is being expressed. You might learn something here. This is what a lady's passion sounds like.
I have to say the pictures I got were vicious, harsh and brutal…so if you’re looking for something calming give this track a miss BUT if you are in the mood for a bit of suspense thriller/real slasher musically portrayed then you probably need look no further. It certainly was not my cup-of-tea when I first heard it…but then I was unprepared and it really took me by surprise. The whole thing is based around some hard-edged industrial sounds and synths that cut through you as if you were melting butter. All of these elements are (from my limited knowledge) well deployed but I think the track was too maximised for my personal tastes…and after that initial staging there was no let up whatsoever. With every respect it’s very difficult to keep peoples’ attention for a period of 7.5 minutes when the pace is constantly hectic…it’s almost like it becomes too much for the heart to keep up with…So I would suggest a slight restructure of the track so that listeners and (possibly) dancers get the occasional break.
As far as appeal goes…I’m totally unsure on this one. In my book it has very little commercial appeal but it may be intentional or I might be totally wrong. Nobody I know would listen to this intentionally but my circle is quite limited in taste, so I have to yield to you lot that listen to this type of thing more regularly. I think there is great potential in the track and a lot of technical skill is on display…but I would do several mixes of the same track: perhaps 1] a soundtrack mix, 2] a club mix, and a 3] hard industrial mix. These would allow you to expand your methods and ideas without giving up any intention on your part but might also open other avenues to explore for further development. To sum up, this is not a bad track BUT it is one I found furiously paced (God my ol’ heart…lol) with some need of structural changes. I couldn’t comment on the actual commercial appeal or intentional non-commercial appeal as my knowledge is so limited BUT I think it is an ‘embryonic’ track that has many good ideas that are yet to be fully realised. In some ways I really liked it whilst not actually liking it (I hope that makes sense) but my feeling is that you should treat it as a starting point rather than the fully realised idea. To listeners out there…check it out for yourselves BUT BE VERY PREPARED ;o)