One of our favorite Trance artists, <a href="http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/Araldi_Jonathan">Jonathan Araldi</a> is back on Radio this week with a new album. "Air For Trance" puts samba, waltz, and techno in a blender and comes up with something delicious. "Natural" continues the samba theme with some dreamy reverb, and "Tears Sunny" has a huge one-peak-in the middle shape.
Man, all they had to say was "Brazillian" and "guitar instrumentals" and I was hooked on <a href="http://www.mayconbianchi.com.br/">Maycon Bianchi</a>. "Pollution" reminds me of epic boss battle music!! I know I will take some flak for putting up a song that is uphill for the first half on Radio, but "Dream" was so pretty I just had to put it up.
P.S. I'm surfing The New Pollution (by Beck) now. Anyone want to join? Dylan
We've had a string of French electronic artists on Radio lately, but this week we're back to the USA with some great electronic tunes from <a href="http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/Phantasma_(2)">Phantasma</a>. "Interlocking Interventions" has a blistering 312 traffic count, and "Pendulum" lets up slightly with 194. Then my personal favorite, a bit slower but I really love the progression--"Nethermost" weighs in at 176.
"French", "progressive", "trance"--three words I love all combined in the music of <a href="http://avanea.zik.dj/">Avanea</a> on Radio this week. "Silentium" and "Dogs of War" are two six-minute songs we're featuring. I don't know much French, but from what I can tell on the biography, Avanea's been playing cello and piano since she was 4, and started playing at clubs when she was 15!