Cadence / Pacific

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ANJ141

10 November 2009

Tracklist
Mix Act
Cadence (Original Mix) Oliver Smith
Pacific (Original Mix) Oliver Smith

You have these, if you have Vol 7.

Cadence (Original Mix)

Cadence fills Vol 7 with its style alone. Smith unleashed his jazz inspiration, revelling in his selfness: a vocal cut illumining the [1]tros, & the spiralling upward climax, cyclonic in its power, & a beeping horn. The iterative tune & its scaffolding are affabrous, using the bassline, & skyrocketing becomes spacerocketing over & over again as more is lovingly piled, from the vocal cuts, to a simplistic, overarching intermittance that not only ends up as the cadence, but solidifies the eternality of Cadence, & the already overproven Smith.

Pacific (Original Mix)

Which makes up for any shortcomings given by this. While not the best Volume material, Pacific lays out Smith's jazz influence plain & clear: this is jazz-trance fusion at its most xenogamous. It's diametric to the lush Cadence. Pacific? Only in peacefulness, not oceanic. East China Sea would be a better name.

The most thrilling part of Pacific is its background noise: it's just one note, but it charges & throbs with all of the power. The rest is flailing on a saxophone. It's less 'Pacific' & more 'Arctic'.

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