Review: Planet Bliss – Oceanic (Downtempo)

By Drew Wilson

This review covers the downtempo ambient track Planet Bliss – Oceanic.

This particular track was released in 2002 online for free.

It takes a bit for this particular track to get going, but once it does, the relaxing nature of this track really takes off.

What I really like about this track is the long pads and the subtle gurgling (with lack of a better way of describing it) effect that is barely audible. The constantly evolving, yet slow melody was also really nice.

Just listening to the track alone, it’s not immediately obvious that a watery theme is what was intended for this track. However, if one visualizes something like a fish tank or general ocean life, then the track makes sense in terms of what the intended effect was. This, however, doesn’t actually detract from the overall quality of the track though. I think, in this case, it makes this track adaptable to a variety of moods or purposes.

Probably the only thing I wasn’t liking was the 303 effect that was thrown in at the end only because it seemed to have a little too much resonance for a brief portion of the track. That, however, was a minor quibble I have of this track.

Overall, I think this is a nice track to listen to when I want to wind down for the evening. It’s relaxing and and calming. As a result of the overall quality, I find this to be a very good track.



Drew Wilson on Twitter: @icecube85

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