Review: Gigi D’Agostino – The Riddle (Original Mix) (House)

This review covers the eurohouse track Gigi D’Agostino – The Riddle (Original Mix).

This track was released in 1999 as a single. It came with three other versions.

The track starts off with a snare drum. Some additional instruments join in. After this,the track builds up into the main whistle melody. The other instruments join in shortly after.

The vocals come in backed only by the main kick and a few effects. when the main chorus hits, additional instruments come in. For a brief period, the high hat disappears. When the chorus ends, there is an instrumental section backed by an electric guitar.

At this point, the main chorus comes in, but the bassline sticks to a single note. When the main chorus repeats, the bassline goes back to normal and the other instruments return. This is followed by the main whistle melody.

The next verse comes in which is backed by some backup vocals as well as an electric guitar. Then, the track goes back into the main chorus. This is capped off with the instrumental section, but this is joined by the next verse.

The track then goes into the instrumental section which is backed by some strings. The track then brings the kick back and continues the main melody for a brief period of time before the track gets led out.

One thing that is interesting is the lyrics. I honestly don’t know what they are about, but for some cryptic and bizarre reason, it works. I honestly don’t know why, but I like it.

What really makes this track tick is the instruments. The whistle, the subtle electric guitar, and the synth and non synth melodies work very well. It makes for a very enjoyable experience. There is so much variety, yet every bit added a lot of great quality to the track.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable track. While the lyrics are a bit cryptic, the melodies and instruments throughout the track work very well. It makes for a very enjoyable track if you ask me.

Score
8.5/10

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