DescriptionStart To Feels story couldnt begin in a finer place than eHappyness. Cooler on tempo, higher on life, its sun-dipped pianos and rhapsodic melodies fuse feel-great atmosphere into the albums overture.
Through its female vocal troupe, the LPs vision begins to broaden. Founded on faithfully syncopated 80s electro drum patterns & FX, Jaren cuts it soul-deep with 'Try, whilst eBe Your Sound heroine Emma Hewitt returns with the torch-song triumph of eGoing Home. Further in, eShine Forever and eThe Sparks After The Sunset (co-starring Alexander Popov & Jannika and Sarah Lynn respectively) radiate their spirited uplift.
An all-powerful atmosphere generator, eYai dark charts the outer-reaches of progressive instrumentalism... then voyages further still. Likewise building more dissident characteristics into eS.T.F. is the Jerome Isma-Ae co-production eTelefunken, which pans, echoes and tremors its square-form sonica, finally introducing a Kraftwerk-ian lead-line. Skilfully flipping the frequency dial, Kristina Antuna supplies mainline spark to eAlone n a track whose supremely catchy lyrics and song will be all over the worlds airwaves come summertime.
Naturally, no Cosmic Gate LP would be complete without a substantial bedrock of arena-razing atomics! Tracks like eSo Get Up and eCrushed (exclusive to its iTunes release) have already given peak-time a heads-up of whats incoming. Nic & Bossi reap further thunderous instrumental havoc through the complexly programmed fire & brimstone synthesis of Orjan Nilsen collab eFair Game and the aural superstructure of KhoMha co-pro eTormenta.
eS.T.F.s gravities are brought into acuter focus through music like eNo One Can Touch You Now and the albums title track eStart To Feel. All but erasing the line between deep trance & house, they bring never-previously-heard sounds and styles to Cosmic Gates production creed. Respectively, Mike Schmid and eWYM returnee Cary Brothers supply their vocal expression to tracks whose lyrical narratives play in the mind for days.
Making two appearances over its runtime, LAs Eric Lumiere brings vocal elevation to ianthem-in-a-cani (DJ Mag) eFalling Back and a more deeply held pathos to eRun Away. Heralding the albums coda, early Nic Chagall singer/songwriter discovery Jonathan Mendelsohn brings an expressive, moving vocal magnetism to its iTunes exclusive swansong eAll My Life.
Music bible MIXMAG says eStart To Feel is: istylistically fearless, panoramic, astonishing and by virtue-of, reaches that hallowed height of perfection.i