Lately, when I have been looking at the Trance world in early 2013, I have been noticing some trends that have seemed to have been dominating the scene. An emphasis has been placed more upon tracks that works well with the dance floors with thick, pounding beats and more emphasis on rough, electric synth lines that cause heavy reverberation on a stage. I have seen this with W&W at Mexico City and the lineup at ASOT 600 NYC with Trance/Trouse artists Ferry Corsten and W&W; both having higher spots than the purer Trance artists such as Max Graham vs. Protoculture, or Alex M.O.R.P.H. . Even the people at Anjunabeats have gone through a considerable change. And yet, aside from people of the Pure Trance camp such as Solarstone and Ferry Tayle, there have been less of an emphasis of the true emotional impact that Trance can clearly convey through their music. However, this is not a bad thing, as the people who truly listen to this music are those who care deeply for the music and for the emotional struggle that each of these pieces conveys to the human subconscious.
I am one of those very people, and it is my job here at Unsung Heroes to showcase the true beauty of mankind and to share the intangible hopes and dreams that some artists have the gift of being able to place in their productions. Today, we look at a very unknown artist called Time2Rest. An artist as much as he is an enigma, he has only produced and released one remix back in 2011 on Lifted Sounds Recordings. However, judging by his artistic style, he is no amateur. In fact, his attention to detail and the unbelievable amount of risks he fearlessly leaps forth into as an artist showcases that he is wise past his years and can confidently create music that goes beyond the dancefloors. Today, we look at his highly emotional mix of his Original track, Nature Poesia. Meaning ‘Poem’ in Spanish, Nature Poesia does more that just create mindless music. Nature Poesia tells a story; one of beauty, hope, dreams, triumph, victory and realization of you and the world around you. One of the best Uplifting pieces ever in our opinion, it is clear that Trance can change your life for the betterment of the world.
The first page begins with gorgeous, atmospheric strings as faint whispers of a lone bird chirps in the distance. A synth calmly appears as thunderous tribal drums bring the energy to a start. The bass kicks in and the first chapter begins, with driven basslines, energetic synth lines and serine, subtle strings and peaceful synths, creating a perfect contrast between hope and determination. More and more strings add to the deck as a placid piano rolls in with just the right notes connecting with the basslines. The breakdown completely cuts the BPM in half, in order to give these magnificent strings space in order to convey their emotional message. Taking notes from a cinematic point of view, a lone violin leads the main melody of the second chapter as lush suspensions and non-chord tones take over the foray. The birds and bellowing of wind really brings the concept of nature home as soft synths start making its build towards the final chapter.
The energy hits a high as all of the synths converge into one spot, chatting and throwing around melodic ideas as the energy builds and builds to an almost unbearable point. As the drop hits, all losses of self consciousness and self of being occur as the rush of orchestrated beats and multi-layered machine of uplifting melodies create a cacophony of organized and melodic noise that connects directly to the soul. This piece sticks in your head and seriously showcases the beauty of the human condition throughout its pages. The messages that Time2Rest has conveyed is nothing short of genius and has the capacity to bring the listener to a state of emotional vulnerability and not realizing how the tears went streaming down ones face (if one truly listens to the beauty of Nature Poesia).
Note that this was played on OzzyXPM on his Blue Soho Sessions 013 and is currently unreleased. However, we can probably safely say that it will probably be released on XPM Recordings in the future. Also, since I was sick last week, I was not able to write up an Unsung Heroes. So instead of skipping a week, I am going to write up a special installment tomorrow for your listening pleasure! Keep a look out for it!
Keep the music alive, Trance fans. -Q
Unsung Heroes is a weekly segment where we take a look back at an amazing production and bring it back into the light for older and newer fans alike. These tracks were often overlooked, overshadowed by a huge release or are just not that well known to the public here in America. Here, you can find all the hidden gems in many genres and find a new favorite track (or another tool/weapon for aspiring DJ’s).