Ad Brown - Something For the Pain (CD)
Release Date: 02/04/14
'Something For The Pain' embarks with the spacious redolent chill of 'More' and its lead-out single, 'Ready And Waiting'. Through their verses and choruses, vocalists Hannah Ray and Tess instil an epic nature to the songs, thawing the productions' cooler edges and bringing heat and harmony to the album's overture. Championed by Ferry Corsten, most recently on his Once Upon A Night 4' album, 'Thrive' begins to hardwire more driving, floor-facing tones into 'Something For The Pain's system. Co-produced alongside Miami studio-head Stan Kolev, the pair incorporate a grooving feel-good bassline nature, tying it idiosyncratically to cool trance-progressive tones. 'Tears' meanwhile is a rare instrumental from Brown. Basing itself around a chiming xylophonic leadline, it deals complex yet memorable note movements. Hung off resonating piano notes, reverberant stormy FX (recorded in Indonesia during his travels) and drum-free immersion, 'Sorry's half-whispered/half-sung lyrics, deliver 'Something's midpoint interlude. It's an ephemeral rest-up though as 'Pulse' (produced alongside stateside Shawn Mitiska) plunges into big, sonic tubular mainlines, bringing greater force and stridence to the album.
|Label: Black Hole Recording|
|Run Time: 60 mins|