Welcome to Ruby Trance Volume Fourteen
This year there has been a significant increase in the number vocal tracks released. While during our selection process every track is judged on its merits, and no special consideration is given to vocal tracks, the fact that CD 1 consists of almost entirely vocals, speaks of the quality and calibre of the tracks. This year we had around 240 tracks on our short list. In the end, the best tracks stand clear of the others. This year’s album is also about sounds. Almost every track has something unique about it
CD1 is a little different to our earlier CD’s in that it starts and just keeps building energy. There is no little rest in the middle (he he he). The CD opens with the beautiful voice of Stine Grove in This World is Full of Goodbyes, and moves into the stunning voice of Danny Claire in the very catchy “Everything” Such a great piece of music. So dancey!!
The CD really gets going with the floor starter “For the First Time” – we believe that you would have to be dead not to want to dance to this track!! All I Need, and Shipwreck continues the build into Electric Dreams This is one of those “OMG I’m having such a great time” tracks. Without time for a breath, this sails straight into Sue McLaren and ReOrder’s “Hands of Time”. Two more great vocals lead us into the first instrumental, Matt Bukovski’s Remix of Majera’s Nothing is Forever. With the next track, Incomplete, you really need to listen to the vocals, and ask yourself when you last felt this way. This leads into an amazing peak with Driftmoon’s Summerstone. You need to listen to this track again, and again and again, just to begin to understand where this track goes. Lost of emotion, and an urgency about it (and that build – aaaaaah). Breathing deeply!!! CD1 finishes with the lovely closing track Carpe Diem (it certainly has that “finishing” sound).
Once you have had a small rest and a drink, its time to put on CD2.
“No One like You” opens the CD and set a high bar. This is followed by the very popular “Safe In The Sky”. “Few Nights” was on last years final list, but was set aside because of a licensing issue with an adjacent track. It was on the list again this year, and by sheer merit it is right back up there. Hazel Paradise just goes up and up, with a huge bass line. “See the Sun” is a new Track from the legendary Matt Darey, and indicates why this guy is still around. Ultraviolet is hair raising. It keeps adding surprises, layer on layer.
tranzLift’s Interstellar is a masterpiece of unusual sounds all cleverly woven together. Put some headphones on an listen to what happens in your head - all the sounds moving around. Like Summerstone, every time you listen to this track you will hear something different.
Vital Signs just keeps the energy building.
The timeless beauty of “An Angels Love” is our peak track, and deservedly so. Its been on our list for a few years, but the sounds on the other tracks around it haven’t worked until now. We are delighted to be able to present it this year.
New World’s Remaster of Avenger’s Orca is an emotional masterpiece, and a beautiful way to slide off the back of the peak track. It combines all the fantastic elements of his works to deliver you something that will leave you drained. This is Epic Trance at its best. Sad but happy at the same time.
“Wonders Of Jakarta” a continues to bring you down and gently places you into the hands of the artist Startail and his work “Daybreak”. Words simply cannot describe this exquisite track. The crystal clear sounds of the Celeste construct a haunting melody that will leave you breathless, to the very last flourish.
Our thanks go to the many people who give tirelessly of their time to help with our events and what we do. These include Anissa, Damon, Daniel S, Joal & Geoff, Kurt, Moleshall, Motherbird, Rob, Shane & Jacob, Talon, Tim and others. A very special thanks to Kirby (Zane) for his assistance with track selection and mixing. An finally, thanks to the ever patient Zac, for putting up with a house of constant music,
We are very proud to present Ruby Trance volume Fourteen