DoktorG Posted December 31, 2022 Share Posted December 31, 2022 Astral Projection Let There Be Light (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP) SUNCDEP02 Tracks: Filteria–Filtertraces (Astral Projection Remix)10:08 Astral Projection–Let There Be Light (Filteria Remix)8:55 Astral Projection–Enlightened Evolution (Morphic Resonance Remix)10:21 Astral Projection–Another World (2017 Remix)9:21 I'm reviewing the vinyl 12" edition of this fine ep. Really excellent sound on this 12" courtesy of the masterful mastering of Tim Schuldt. A good quality pressing. Filteria–Filtertraces (Astral Projection Remix)10:08 Astral Projection's remix of Filteria's "Filtertraces" sounds so classically AP that Filteria seems neither here nor there - a very sweet epic track that hovers on the edge of the saccharine towards the end, but in the right mood is a bomb. The masters of melody do not fail to deliver. Astral Projection–Let There Be Light (Filteria Remix)8:55 Filteria returns the favour with a remix of "Let There be Light": this is altogether tougher and faster with the bigger bass of nu skool Goa. The lead melody is perhaps a bit forward in the mix, making it strident - this spoils part of this remix, which I can't fully rate. Astral Projection–Enlightened Evolution (Morphic Resonance Remix)10:21 The Morphic Resonance remix of AP's "Enlightened Evolution" doesn't have shrill leads or cheesy modulations, but it can't really be said to add much, if anything, to the original, which I prefer. Two not such great remixes from the nu skool guys then. I notice that neither of them has the perfect sound that Astral manage; their production is just not as subtle. Astral Projection–Another World (2017 Remix)9:21 Then it is the turn of Astral to remix their own track "Another World" from the album of that name. Ahhh, sweet bliss. This is almost indescribably awesome: pure spirituality in aural form. I felt my body dissolving into a sea of pulsating pixels to this track. For me "Dancing Galaxy" and "Another World" are their best albums, and that this track seems to attain another level of beauty in this remix seems miraculous to me. Wow! I'm afraid I have no choice but to conclude that the old school masters showed these Johnny-come-latelies a thing or two. I am not suggesting at all that Filteria and Morphic Resonance are less than very good, but I am suggesting that Astral Projection's production values are on another level of mind-bending subtlety. Two great remixes from Astral Projection, the other two are not as memorable. ~*~ 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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