Review: In-Panic – Jump Air (Psytrance)

This review covers the psytrance track In-Panic – Jump Air.

This track was released in 2009 on the album Step By Step. We previously reviewed the track Step By Step. That track got a great score here. We also reviewed the track Bass Solidy. That track got an excellent score. So, we thought we’d try another track from the album to see how good it is.

The track starts off with a sawtooth synth with reverb. From there, a guitar element is added. After this, the bassline and kick comes in backed by a few synth effects.

After a sweep-like synth, a clap is added. The synth effects become more prevalent. At one point, the track suddenly drops out and a voice sample is added before the track continues. Eventually, a synth melody comes into play. A second melody is layered over it before the first melody fades away. This melody operates as the main melody for the track.

The track then drops and all that is there is the clap and some synth and the guitar element. when this ends, the bassline and kick comes back with the voice sample. Eventually, a third melody comes in with he first melody gradually fading in. The first melody does fade out with pretty much every other element, leaving only the third melody. Even the third melody fades out, leaving the voice sample.

From there, the track gradually builds up a bit with the guitar element. That then fades out, then the second melody comes back, building the track back up with a kick drilling in the background. This second melody serves as a main climax of the track. After a while, the first melody gradually fades in. The track then suddenly stops with a synth effect, then the track starts to break down. Towards the end of the breakdown, the guitar element comes back, helping to lead the track out. The track ends with the voice sample echoing with a synth.

As you can no doubt tell from the initial description, this track is a rather complex one. As with a number of other psytrance tracks I’ve reviewed in the past, this track has a rather eclectic nature to it. There are several sounds and effects that play throughout the track. This really carries the track through a number of longer segments nicely.

The three different synth melodies, on their own, work quite well. Even the guitar melody works quite well. Together, they work pretty well together. One thing I do like is the fact that this track can mix and match melodies so fluidly. This aspect definitely gets a thumbs up from me.

One thing I will say is that I was hoping for something in this track that really makes this one stand out. While there are a number of good elements, I’m not convinced there is much here that makes me truly excited for the track. This is not to say that this is a bad track by any means, but there’s nothing that is truly amazing here for me to say, “This is where the track truly takes off”.

Having said that, the way the track flows is very well done. While no one element makes me really excited, the overall experience from beginning to end is nothing to really complain about. This track keeps my attention from beginning to end without too much of a problem. Remember that this track is over 7 minutes long, so that is an accomplishment. I was never bored about this track.

Overall, this is a pretty good track. While the individual elements are pretty good, the mastery comes with the flow of the track. It keeps my attention from beginning to end very successfully. There are three synth melodies that mix and match nicely. Also, the guitar element is a nice touch. So, overall, a track worth listening to in my books.


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