Review: Slacker – Your Face (In the Mirror) (Trance)

This review covers the trance track Slacker – Your Face (In the Mirror).

This track was released in 1997 as a single.

The track starts with a drum kit, an instrument that I’m not sure about, and a voice sample. After a bit, a bassline comes in. A guitar-like element comes in after that. Some added synths come in to make the track more full.

From there, the track drops out, leaving just synths and voice samples. The track then drops out, leaving just a single voice sample and a bassline. The kick then returns and a synth effect is added. A secondary 303-like synth then comes in. Another synth is layered in to the melody. The string synths then come in while some synths get changed out.

A drop then happens, leaving mostly just synths and string elements. The voice samples then make a return. The strings then drop out and another set of voice samples make an appearance. The drum kit then returns along with a chime effect. The 303-like synth also makes a return.

The track then breaks down a lot with just some effects, chime, and a synth or two. Effects are then added. One of the voice samples make a return. A synth then comes in with everything else dropping out. An additional synth effect then leads the track out.

One thing that I find interesting about the track is the collection of voice samples. There is actually a lot of them, all of which ties into the central theme shown in the title. It makes for an interesting listening experience.

The synths are also quite decent. Can’t really find anything to complain about – especially with the strings used to back them.

Overall, I think this is a decent enough track. It has some interesting synths and backing elements. The production quality is certainly nicely done. Also, the collection of voice samples used really gives this track a nice dynamic and varied sound. So, overall, a solid track.


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