Review: Hugh Hardie – Closer (Drum N Bass)

This review covers the liquid drum n bass track Hugh Hardie – Closer.

This track was released in 2014 on the compilation album Voyage.

The track starts quite softly with some plucked sounds and subtle piano. Guitar elements come in along with a few effects including some choir elements. Gradually, the distinctive drum n bass sounds start coming in before coming in completely.

The bassline does come in, but it is rather soft and warm. It’s presence is certainly held back quite a bit. The effect this has on the track is that this track has a very laid back sound to it. It isn’t exactly in your face despite the higher BPM sounds that help make the genre so distinctive.

The track occasionally splashes in the odd voice sample, but otherwise doesn’t really have any distinctive lyrics. While guitar elements bring this track through the subsequent build-up after the drop, these elements go away once it gets into the heavier parts of the track.

The heavy use of the delay effect on the voice samples give this track a rather dream-like sound. With the softer bassline, it helps give the track a rather distinctive kind of chilled out sound.

Overall, this track is pretty good. If you are looking for something a little more laid back, but still have a fast-paced beat, this track certainly fits the bill. The delay effects on all the voice sounds help give this track a sort of dream-like sound to it. With the soft bassline, this track nails the laid back nature quite well. A track worth listening to.


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