Review: Solid Sessions – Janeiro (Pronti & Kalmani Vocal Mix) (Trance)

This review covers the progressive trance track Solid Sessions – Janeiro (Pronti & Kalmani Vocal Mix).

This track was released in 2001.

The track starts with a kick, a chord, and a chopped vocal. A clap and a percussion joins the track. The high hat then joins the track along with a synth. After a sweep, the bassline joins the track. A stuttered vocal makes an appearance, leaving with a significantly long delay effect and an automated filter. A synth melody also joins the track. The lead hat also joins the track. Some pads also join the track. Those pads also have some automated filtering applied.

From there, the vocals with a delay and reverberation effect applied appears. Large portions of the track drop out, leaving mostly just the kick and bassline. After that, a more pronounced drop makes an appearance. A sample of seagulls appear in this track. A guitar element also joins the track. Portions of the track then return including the synth melody.

Another drop hits, leaving the guitar sample and seagull samples behind. Some synth effects are also periodically present at this stage in the track. A choir element makes an appearance before the vocals return. Some snares join the track. A kick returns, though not a four to the floor pattern. The vocals take the track into a main chorus. The kick then drops out as the vocals continue.

That guitar returns. After the vocals whisper for a moment, the other parts of the track return including the synth melody. A vocal stutter effect also makes an appearance. The vocal stutter effect heard in the beginning of the track returns. Gradually, the track starts to break down. A variation of one of the melodies makes a temporary appearance. The bassline drops out, leaving mostly the kick, vocal stutter sample, and a chord. A sweep, then the main vocal whispers the track title. Then, the chord leads the track out.

This is one of those trance tracks that don’t necessarily take the big presence rout. Instead, it is a much more soothing and ambient style. So, it’s a bit of a different angle already at producing a trance track.

The first thing that sticks out to me is the vocals. They are certainly great here. Some trance tracks only feature a brief line or two. In this case, there’s a full verse and chorus featured here which is certainly extensive. It winds up working quite well here.

Meanwhile, the chords and synth work quite well in providing an atmosphere. They set the tone of the laid back nature of the track and do so quite successfully.

Another positive is the seagull sample. It really gives the track a natural sound. That sample works extremely well in the portions where the track pulls back.

Overall, this is a very solid track. It’s got great vocals, nice relaxing vibes from the chord, guitar, and synth elements. It’s well produced all around and winds up being a recommended listen. A very solid laid back track to listen to.


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