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.
Out of these two remix albums I much prefer Remix 02 as there are alot more remixes with which I enjoy. Monstercat Silk has done an amazing job with the selection of artists as this was the album that made me want to drive deep into the Monstercat realm with which allowed me to discover an album with which I look forward to purchasing in the future. DJ Fazbear