ALLY BROWN makes his EL-EL debut under the PARADOX moniker, with a real nod to a sound we were pushing back in 2002-3, when U&K, PROBSPOT, LEAMA & MOOR et al were crafting a fresh take on lush, melodic, prog-trance.
OVNIMOON'S remix goes for the jugular, with a typically lazer-kissed PSY-FI rework - "breakdown's are for pussies" - we hear. Either way, it's a belter, and we'd expect no less from our man in CHILE.
LOST LANGUAGE turns sixteen this year, so what better way to celebrate our legal right to buy a lottery ticket and join the armed forces, than with a FOUR PART orgy of resprayed EL-EL classics.
The TL for PART ONE speaks for itself - with J00F dude INSERT NAME adding a chunky, tribal feel to the KLINKENBERG classic. Deep, tight and wholly worthwhile.
SIMON TEMPLAR has been leading the way in what we at EL-EL towers would describe as PROPER TRANCE. Deep, moody, intricate, emotional - OBLIVION is the definition of this. OBLIVION PT 1 wouldn't have sounded out of place in a SASHA set from 1999. Arpeggiated riffs, black trance FX. We couldn't have hoped for a more perfect encapsulation of the sound that took us onto this path.