Label: Bonzai Progressive
Release date: 2016-06-20
Catalog number: BP5612016
Experimental Feelings aka Spanish DJ and producer Toni Gonzalez returns to BP with a superb four tracker entitled Beautiful Eyes. Last time out we saw Toni on his own slice Between The Stars on Green Martian and on remix duties for Audio Noir’s Your Love, both coming out around the start of 2016. He’s been busy with various other things since then and we’re delighted to see him back and dishing out the progressive vibes on his full Bonzai Progressive debut.
We set off with the title track, Beautiful Eyes which takes us on a sublime progressive journey filled with tight beats and enthralling synths and pads. Bright open hats create wonderfully rich textures and cut through the superb low end frequencies with ease. The bassline rattles along delivering a great warmth to the sound as the layers build and the notes change. Lots to keep the ears trained on this one, not to be missed.
As the title might suggest, Deep Tingling takes us deeper into the prog sound with a gathering of warm lush tones to help us along the way. A tight drum arrangement keeps the track on its course as the lower sounds come together to create a hotbed of lush tones. Mysterious vocals ease into the groove and blend perfectly with the low basses and FM synths. Definitely one for the late night sessions here.
Broken Dreams is a solid, driving progger that will give any set that extra push deep into the rabbit-hole where you become one with the sound. Tight drum arrangements lead the way as swirling pads and dreamy melodies cascade all over. A deep probing bassline provides a strong platform for the sound to grow and mesmerizes the mind. Hair raising vocal chants are introduced that put you firmly in the tracks grasp for the duration. Top notch stuff and a must have track that does not disappoint.
Mistica delves deep into the progressive psyche with a hypnotic vibe and a floor filling groove that will most certainly appeal to the core of the progressive world. We treated to some expertly crafted drums and percussions that deliver shuffling rhythms to get the feet dancing. A raw, organic bassline dishes out a gritty low end as ethereal pads swirl overhead. Stunning ethnic style vocals are scattered throughout giving the track great character and creating wonderful textures within the sound. Another fine slice of prog that is a must have track for those peak time sets.