Review: After Meridian & Dave Costa feat. Cat Martin – Empty Spaces (Andrew Bennett’s Lost Time Remix) (Trance)

This review covers the progressive trance track After Meridian & Dave Costa feat. Cat Martin – Empty Spaces (Andrew Bennett’s Lost Time Remix).

This track was released in 2010 along with three other versions. It also has one of the shortest track titles we’ve reviewed in a very long time.

The track starts off with a sidechained melody. This gives the track a rather pleasant sound. It then brings in some chopped vocals which gives the track an interesting sound. A sub-melody is then inserted, giving the track a nice dimension to the overall sound. Certainly, this track had an pleasant intro.

After the breakdown, there is the return of the main melody – still sidechained. It is then layered with a sidechained bassline. This gives the track a nice rhythm. The sub-melodies including a plucked instrument are also introduced. A stringed instrument is then added, though subtle. An interesting sound.

While the track is nice up to this point, it isn’t until the electric guitar is introduced that the track really takes off. The addition of the vocals really took this track over the top. The track then breaks down after.

There are some amazing elements in this track. The unfortunate part is that you have to wade through several minutes of only decent sound to get to it. This track could have been shortened from the monstrous 9 minutes to 6 minutes. All it needed to do was retain the best parts and it would be one of the best tracks I’ve heard in a long time.

Still, it’s hard to ignore such quality when it does exist. It does stick around for a reasonable amount of time as well. So, for the reasons of it containing some amazing elements, I’ll be saying it’s a great track. It’s disappointing that so much “fat” was added to the track, dragging down the quality. A great track, though you might want to start 4 minutes in.

Score
8/10

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