Russian brothers Timur and Sergey Morozov deliver the euphoric goods
Russian duo Syntouch land on Rielism Elements with their latest masterpiece, Haoma, and if uplifting trance is your bag then this release is definitely one for you.
The Original Mix starts with a large kick and a galloping bassline, then builds - via the addition of hi-hats, lush soaring pads, a light synth lead and a haunting piano melody - into a beautifully crafted, soaring trancer. There are vocal pads and effects a-plenty as it weaves its way to a sublime breakdown, wherein the piano takes centre stage and the volume of all the other instruments slowly rises around it, giving you the requisite arms-in-the-air feel which is carried through to the last.
On remix duties, Type 41 deliver a tougher interpretation which starts with a different kick, a whoosh and burbling 303s, then adds acidic synth lines, arpeggios and effects that take you to the breakdown, which has been totally reworked and lengthened. There are warm pads and choral ones as well, and the piano has gone, to be replaced by a synth line which morphs into an arpeggiated riff that's very uplifting and driving. The whole track has a tougher feel but without losing the emotive warmth of the track, and as it plays out there's some more acid thrown in for good measure.
So there you have it: two quality mixes to choose from, one on an uplifting, euphoric tip and the other tougher but still uplifting. Personally I prefer the Type 41 remix because it has the acid elements, but both are well worth a listen.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 29 January
Review Score: 8