We are pleased to welcome Qatar-based talent A.M.R to the label. His past work reflects a penchant for uplifting, peak-hour trance & progressive. Yet, with the three-track offering "Orchids," A.M.R explores much deeper sonic terrain, to exceedingly moving effect.
"Orchids" begins its slow burn with an expansive soundscape, tinged with a rising chime. Mellow piano keys patiently flicker against the developing backdrop. The one-minute mark sets ablaze a spark of hypnotic percussion, as a deep bass hums below the flame. A suspenseful buildup ultimately reveals a delicately executed combination of haunting piano keys and moving strings.
"Uncharted" establishes a chilled groove in the early going, but soon begins to crescendo, as an ethereal combination of vocal and instrumental motifs enter the mix. Angelic vocal samples reverberate through the soundscape, as do each poignant keystroke of the piano. At midpoint, the song fully reveals itself as a dichotomous exploration of both hope and sorrow. The track's concluding moments, replete with indelible melodic themes, offer us sanctuary from the terrestrial concerns that underpin our anxiety and deepest fears.
Evoking the isolation of its namesake, "One Man Island"'s hollow piano keys transport us to a solitary space, removed from the bustle of metropolitan life. Here, we revel in the mellow musings made possible through pensive solitude. Airy soundscapes welcome familiar elements of the track's predecessors, while leaving more than ample space for it to remain compositionally unique. Primitive vocal effects, coupled with slick percussive effects, position the song firmly in upbeat and emotive territory.
Night Drive by Timecop1983 was one of the first synthwave album I ever heard. At that time, I didn't know that it would become one of my favored synthpop albums of all time. I like the alternation between vocal and instrumental tracks. It gives you time to breath and prepares you for the next one. Of all the vocalists taking part in this project, I do have to admit in only knowing The Midnight, but all the other signers sound like they would be a blast to listen to in my spare time. 𝐌𝐢𝐧-𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐯/𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐞