On the heels of a career-defining year, Andromedha continues to ascend the ranks of the trance & progressive house elite, courtesy of a bevy of exceptional new releases and remixes in recent months on esteemed imprints Black Hole, JOOF and Planet Love. His two-track offering here, "Rise," is a long overdue follow up to last January's "Watching The Red Clouds Passing By" release on our imprint, which introduced listeners to his emotive and layered compositional style, for which the Polish sensation has now made a name.
The anthemic "Rise" served as the emotional climax of Jacob Henry's recent "Silk Music Showcase 06" mix; this DJ-friendly version fully showcases the gorgeously constructed arrangement. A stormy bassline in the early going is soon joined by a hypnotic lead theme and a series of gentle, siren-like vocals. The musical tension created by these elements is finally released in the main breakdown, when a triumphant piano theme cuts through the mix and ultimately carries the arrangement into an ecstatic drop.
The brand-new "Away From Heavens" jets out of the gate with an adrenalin-inducing groove; evocative pads and mellifluous, celestially inspired melodies reinforce the suspenseful soundscape. In the main breakdown, a vintage progressive trance breakdown emerges, including the introduction of a rapturous new lead theme, which is enveloped by seemingly myriad melodic layers. The electrifying drop offers an especially intense catharsis for the listener.