Review: Mike Shiver vs Matias Lehtola – Nana (Original Mix) (Trance)

This review covers the progressive trance track Mike Shiver vs Matias Lehtola – Nana (Original Mix).

This track was released in 2009 as an EP. The track comes with two other versions as well as three versions of the track Snooze.

The track starts off with a quiet drum kit along with the occasional synth effect. From there, it builds up with a synth or two being added to it. A few pads also help things along. After that, a bassline comes in. Everything is then layered together. After a sweep, a choir element comes in. Up next is a synth melody to further help build the track up.

Eventually, the track hits the drop. A synth chord is heard along with the vocal element. A synth melody then comes in to start building the track back up. The vocals become more prominent. The cutoff frequency of the synth is then automated to give more prominence. A kick starts coming in to further build the track up further. When that part ends, the climax begins.

The climax contains a synth melody along with a bassline and some effects. After a bit, the vocals come back in. Another melody then joins in to give the track some additional weight. After this, a number of elements fall away, allowing the vocals to take a bigger roll in the track. Eventually, it’s just a pad and the vocals. After this, the track then builds back up for a final break down.

One thing that’s good is the bassline and some of the synth melodies. They do give the track a nice energy – an especially club-like energy to be precise.

Meanwhile, the vocals contain no lyrics, yet they work very well. They are a bit like a choir, but not exactly. There is variations that make them less choir-like. Either way, they give the track a very refreshing sound. It’s quit enjoyable there.

Generally speaking, this track has a number of things going for it. The flow works well and the vocals give it a refreshing sound. The melodies give the track variety and the bassline gives the track a nice energy. A pretty solid track overall.


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