June 18, 2024

Eternal Basement & Juno Reactor – Inside The Upside Down (EP – Blue Room Sounds)

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Genre/Influences: Ambient-Techno, Cinematic.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: This EP resulted from the common efforts between Michael Kohlbecker (Eternal Basement) and Ben Watkins (Juno Reactor).

Content: The work features 3 songs. With the exception of the second cut which sounds like a wink to Psy-Trance both cuts reveal a strong Cinematic appeal. The tracks have been progressively built up, revealing numerous effects while carried by low sound vibrations.

+ + + : I first of all salute the collaboration between 2 geniuses of the Electro/Trance scene. You clearly will recognize influences from both artists. “Beyond The Black Hole” is the ‘hardest cut from this collaboration and a perfect song for dancefloors. Both Cinematic songs have been meticulously built up and I especially like the final part of “Home” leading to an apotheosis.

– – – : The last song “Memory Vortex” is the single piece that couldn’t totally convince me and serves a bit as an antithesis after the brilliant “Beyond The Black Hole”.

Conclusion: A fascinating collaboration between two artists symbolizing the revival of Blue Room.

Best songs: “Beyond The Black Hole”, “Home”.

Rate: 8.

Artists: www.facebook.com/eternalbasement / www.ben-watkins.com / www.facebook.com/junoreactorofficial

Label: www.blueroomsounds.com / www.facebook.com/BlueRoomSounds

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