BLUFELD – THOUGHTSCAPES (GREEN MARTIAN)
February 27th, 2013
The stunning talent of Blufeld shines through on this his third studio album. Embroiled in emotive, melodic sounds there is a poetic element as the tracks weave out a story to be told.
Kicking off we have a wonderful melodic intro filled with light, breezy sounds which is a perfect way to set us up for the journey ahead.
The title track “Thoughtscapes” is a super sweet ride on the edges of progressive house and trance, upbeat, fresh and feel good vibe radiates through the speakers and directly into your thoughts. Quite chunky bass adds texture and those melodies release the good chemicals in the brain giving that perfect euphoric feeling.
“Delve” would be considered one of the more darker vibes here with its heavier kicks and deep sinister bassline, sweeping gated vox sounds find their way on top of some brilliant synth work creating awesome melodies, superb!
“All My Life” takes on a more solid progressive approach, again we see some tight drum and percussion work with a constant offset bass delivering a steady groove. Throughout the track a surreal pad captures the imagination and totally hooks you into this sound.
“One Little Wish” is a brilliant extension to the previous track, carrying the vibe along with a lot more melody and a bassline that constantly morphs keeping you locked in to the groove. This is a track that you will listen to again and again finding different sounds with each rotation, very very well constructed.
At the midway point we get “Profound” which is a true progressive trance tune with the kicks and crisp percs providing a solid and steady rhythm. Real nice melodies combine with a cool almost oldskool pad section on the break. A track that will grace a lot of boxes for sure.
“The Sky Between Us” is a typically awesome Blufeld track, lots of layers with differing textures are arranged beautifully over a chunky bassline and delivering a solid slice of prog. It has the qualities of a dark edged track with an uplifting feeling, brilliant.
“Viewpoint” is one of those musical moments that captivates the mind, warm, lush sounds swirl around in a melodic carousel. Very subtle intro that soon settles into a solid progressive groove, the many sounds build layer upon layer with a tight drum arrangement cementing the vibe. Real nice flow on this and a firm favourite for sure.
“Told You So” takes a slight different direction in the signature style, progressive breaks veering towards 4/4 with light melodies and a heavy bassline. Another fine moment of thought provoking music hooking you in for the duration.
“Clarity” is a short melodic interlude filled with the melodies we have come to love within this album, simply beautiful.
Finishing this album, but not our journey, is “I’m Found”. Blufeld’s talents allow him to create a wonderfully sublime soundscape that invokes a feeling of realisation through sweet subtle sounds and a quality drum arrangement, a fitting way to leave the album and continue with your own thoughts.