A World Less Ordinary
Label: Bonzai Progressive
Release date: 2015-09-28
Catalog number: BP4882015
One of Bonzai’s most prolific artists, Blufeld delivers his 4th artist album – A World Less Ordinary. We’ve already had a peek into this stunning piece of work when Threlkeld and A World Less Ordinary were released not too long ago as singles. We had a quick chat with David just after the album’s completion, which took around 15 months. He draws a lot of influence from the early roots of the trance sound, a sound in which he incorporates into a progressive moulding. Airwave aka Laurent Veronnez and the late great Quadran aka Philippe Van Mullem still provide a lot of inspiration for him in the music he produces. The album in general was intended to create a mysterious feeling throughout but it is also designed to take the listener into a non conforming world where they can make their own rules. A hugely impressive back catalogue is a testament to the commitment and the drive shown by David, his Bonzai repertoire contains a wealth of mouth-watering, floor shaking grooves that have found their way into many sets over the years. David also runs his own label, Actuate which features the very best progressive trance and tech trance from a wide range of talented artists including several of his own aliases. Progmospherica Sessions is David’s monthly showcase where you will get the chance to listen to some of the finest grooves around, well worth checking out. As an added treat we are gearing for a special album, due in 2016, which will be filled with nothing but super chilled out remixes of a selection of Blufeld’s work, we can’t wait for this one to drop.
The album opens with Introspective, an injection of breezy uplifting melodies over an equally upbeat breakbeat drum arrangement. This combination is the perfect tonic for starting a brand new day and delivers a sense of euphoria that enhances a feel good factor which becomes infectious as the track unfolds. From here we are taken into the progressive bulk of the album starting with the title track, A World Less Ordinary which takes us on a beautiful journey into the progressive sound with a wonderful driving bassline on top of a tight drum arrangement. The attention to detail is sublime with sweeping pads and FX creating textured layers that blend effortlessly. As the track reaches its peak we are locked into an intricate web of melodies that just seem to flow into our minds with ease. The break gives those melodies their chance to shine with a superb synth hook that climaxes with us getting shoved right back into the main groove.
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