Review: Armin Van Buuren Presents Perpetuous Dreamer – The Sound Of Goodbye (Above And Beyond Remix) (Trance)

This review covers the progressive trance track, Armin Van Buuren Presents Perpetuous Dreamer – The Sound Of Goodbye (Above And Beyond Remix).

This track was released in 2001 as part of a single.

The track starts with a crash and parts of the drum kit. There is even a subtle reverse kick at the very beginning. Other percussion elements join the track. A bassline is then added along with a clap. Another synth is then added. A few synth elements make a brief appearances. After that, a vocal sample is added. A synth melody also joins the track. Another secondary synth makes brief appearances. A plucked element is also added.

After a choir element makes an appearance, parts of the track drops out. After that, the main vocals joins the track for a verse. This is backed by parts of the drum kit and the bassline. A stutter effect makes an appearance after. From there, the vocals are replaced by a synth melody. A secondary synth effect is added, making an occasional appearance.

From there, the vocals return for another verse. Some secondary synths drop out by this point. After a snare roll, the drop hits, leaving only a synth melody. The vocals then returns for the main chorus. The kick and other elements gradually return. When the vocals drop out, the synths largely take over. The vocal sample makes a return as more of an effect than anything.

The main vocals then return for another round of the main chorus. Some choir elements makes a brief appearance with some heavy wet reverberation. The main synth melody carries on after the main vocals drop out again. A snare roll then makes an appearance.

From there, multiple synth elements return as only a small part of the main melody continues. The main melody gradually drops out. A synth effect makes an appearance, then more synths drop out. This leaves largely the drum kit and bassline. A secondary synth effect does make an occasional appearance. After a second synth melody, more parts of the track pull back. A reverse cymbal makes an appearance and parts of the drum kit drop out. After one final synth effect, a kick with heavy reverb along with a few sweeps leads the track out.

For me, this is one of those tracks that have good elements in there. Unfortunately, they wind up being a bit brief for my taste. The Main chorus only repeats twice in this entire more than seven minute long track. Because of this, that good element winds up being a bit fleeting.

The main melodies are quite good. The problem is that they are quite light and wind up being a bit too much on the minimal side. They do add a lot to the track in their current state, though.

Overall, this is one of those tracks that have decent elements in there. Unfortunately, nothing really elevates it to being at the level of greatness. Don’t get me wrong, this is a good track to listen to, but it’s not something I would get overly excited over. Worth listening to, but there is certainly better out there.


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