Review: Scope – Bit Stream (Trance)

This review covers the trance track Scope – Bit Stream.

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

The track starts off with a 303-like synth melody. A secondary synth melody joins the track. A kick then joins the track. Some more of the trance drum it then joins the track. Synth string then makes an appearance. Additional drum kit elements join the track. The main synth melody then joins the track. A backing synth element also makes an appearance.

From there, the track hits a drop as some of the elements drop out, leaving some percussion elements, the synth string, and main melody. Those elements then drop out as the kick makes a return along with a synth melody. A second synth melody comes in. More synth strings come in. More drum kit elements come in. The main synth melody then comes back into the track. From there, a number of elements drop back again as the track drops a second time. It even drops to silence for a moment.

The kick and some synth elements make a return. High hats, then the rest of the drum kit also come in. After a bit of a drop, the synth strings make a return. Some synth effects also come in as well. The main synth melody then comes in again. Some elements including the kick drop out again. Everything but the string and main synth then drops out as both remaining elements lead the track out.

One thing I like about the track is the overall pleasant nature that is on display here. The strings and the pads really re enforce that overall mood throughout the track. Also, the main synth melody works pretty well.

My only problem with this track is that while everything brings the track to something that sounds pretty good, there’s nothing that actually elevates it into a great track. It’s right on the line of being a great memorable track, but doesn’t quite get there. Don’t get me wrong, this is a nice track to listen to, but just needs that one last element to make it into something memorable.

Overall, this is a very solid track. It has pleasant synth pads and strings. The main melody sounds quite good. While nothing really takes it over the top, it is a pleasant track to listen to.


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