As a fan of psy trance, I’m often very picky in terms of what I choose to feature, because there’s a million ways to do it wrong, but just as many to do it right. I’m happy to report that the debut release on Pharmacy Music from Israeli native Gal Amos is without a doubt right up my street. Let’s take a closer look.
Being born and raised in Israel, Gal Amos (aka Galapagos) was heavily influenced by the 90s trance scene in the country (as he himself admits), something that’s immediately obvious in this track. While some tracks might be made ‘by the book’, they are often somewhat bland, without any sort of exciting element to make them stand out. In One Ticket To Tokyo you get a very nice sense of depth, as the various FX and syths move about atop the pounding psy base.
The break has a fun little vocal sample, and the climax, while not explosive by any stretch of the imagination, is different enough to cap things off on a sufficiently quirky note that’s inherent to any psy production. I’ve had this damn playing in the background while I was writing what you see above, and I’ve reached the top of my volume slider. The volume can’t go higher, but you bet I’ll at the very least play the track a couple more times. So good.
Oh yes, right. It’s out now, on Beatport. I don’t think there’s anything else that needs to be said. 🙂
Country: US / Style: Psy-Trance / Year: 2015 / Label: Pharmacy Music
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