Review: Mirage – Airborn (Trance)

This review covers the hard trance track Mirage – Airborn.

This track was released in 1993 as part of a single.

The track starts off with a synth melody. The melody does change notes after a while. From there, a high hat is added along with the occasional kick. After that, the kick goes into the standard four to the floor pattern. An additional synth effect is added. A snare roll then builds the track up even further. The bassline then comes in.

A drop then comes in, leaving only a few synths in place. The kick then comes back. The synth is then replaced with another synth melody that is sort of a bassline as well. A snare roll then brings back the lead synth melody. A synth effect then comes back.

From there, the track drops again, leaving a piano element. The kick makes a return followed shortly by the bassline. The synth effect then makes a return. After that, the piano element goes away.

After that, there is a drop and the piano makes a brief return. From there, the main synth melody comes back along with a few other elements. The synth effect also makes a return. After that, the bassline makes a return as well. The kick then drops out, leaving largely the synths. After a crash, some of the effects fade away. The track then breaks down further with just the synth effect leading the track out.

One thing I do like is the main synth melody. It works quite well. It is especially good when combined with the bassline and the effect.

Another positive to this track is the fact that it is easy to mix and match different elements because they interchange so easily. It makes giving this track a nice flow quite easy and fluid.

The only thing is that there isn’t really much of a sense of progression. It’s fair enough that the piano does help the track out a little, but the mix and matching makes the track seem a bit robotic more than fluid. As such, it can be a bit on the repetitive side.

Overall, this is a pretty solid track. It’s got some good melodies. The main melody is pretty nice. The various elements can easily be mixed and matched, making it easy to give this track flow. While it is a bit on the repetitive side, it isn’t a bad track either. A decent all around track.


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