Review: Parallax – Arctic Wind (Feel Mix) (Trance)

This review covers the trance track Parallax – Arctic Wind (Feel Mix).

This track was released in 1994 as part of a single.

The track starts with a filtered synth. A kick then comes in. A high hat also joins the track. From there, the filtering is gradually pulled off of the synth melody. A bassline comes in. A clap then joins the track. From there, a bassline joins the track. The bassline has a bit of a 303 style to it. Some synth string joins the track. The kick then drops out.

Some more elements then drop out. Eventually, the bassline, clap and synth string is all that’s left. More synth string then joins the track. A synth pad backs the string. The trance drum kit then makes a return. A synth melody then gradually comes in. The cutoff frequency seems to be automated on the synth melody. One of the synth strings backs off. The other synth string then backs off. One of the basslines then returns. The track then gradually fades out.

One thing I do like about the track is that it has an overall nice sound to it. The strings really do work well in this tracks favour. It might seem like a bit of a mismatch to add a high energy kick to it at first, but it did end up growing on me after a while.

The way it pulls back and pushes forward again is also nicely handled. It gives the track a nice flow.

What I’m not so sure about is the fact that the track just fades out shortly after that. It makes the track seem like it was cut short to me. As a result, I am left a little disappointed with the track because it almost sounds like more could have been added to it at the end.

Still, I would say that this is an overall decent track. It has some nice vibes with the synth strings. It flows well. While the early fade out at the end does make me think more could have been added to the track, it still has some good stuff going for it. A decent track all around.


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