Review: Punchunella – San Trancisco (Original Mix) (House)

This review covers the progressive house track Punchunella – San Trancisco.

This track was released in 1994 as a single.

The track starts off with a voice sample being repeated several times over. A kick and a synth then comes in. Some additional drum kit elements come in along with a synth effect. A bassline then comes in right as every other element drops out. A snare comes in part way through.

After a brief voice sample, the drum kit comes in more fully along with the bassline. Elements then drop out partly including most of the drum kit.

In the next section, a piano comes in along with a kick and high hat. The rest of the drum kit comes in as the piano continues. A synth effect comes in and ends up being a bit of a melody as well.

Several elements then drop out again and a synth comes in along with a kick. Parts of the drum kit then returns. After that, the rest of the drum kit returns. A voice sample comes in and a synth string melody comes int shortly after. A reverse kick comes in and large parts of the drum kit drop out. After that, all that’s left is the bassline, kick, and a voice sample. After a few orchestral hits, the track ends.

The first thing that stuck out to me in this track is that it takes a bit for the track to get going. This might turn off some would-be fans who don’t necessarily have a huge amount of patient to allow a track to get going. In fact, I was actively considering skipping this track after a while, but the track does get going and, here I am, writing a review for it.

I do like the main melody and bassline. Both work quite well to get this track rolling.

With the exception of the beginning, the voice samples do add a fair bit of depth to the track.

Overall, this is a pretty decent track. I thought the beginning of it was pretty slow, but once it gets rolling, it’s actually a pretty decent one. The melodies and bassline work well and the voice samples part way through are actually nicely done. So, a pretty decent track as long as you give it a chance at the beginning.

Score
7/10

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