After remixing The Monastery earlier in the year, Simon Templar gets a well deserved solo release on Lost Language, with a superb double take single. Just what is so special about this two-parter, you ask? Read on and find out.
Oblivion Part 1
The first take on Oblivion is easy going, moody and inviting, serving as a distinct reminder of the stunning prog-era classics from the turn of the century. Just like previous Templar singles, it absolutely shines in the build-up department, giving some of my favourites from the likes of Breeder and Bedrock a run for their money. As I’ve said previously, the tracks are playing in the background as I write these posts, which is why I’ve stopped writing on many occasions, just so I can fully enjoy the soundscape Simon has created. Awesome, awesome stuff.
Oblivion Part 2
Not to be overshadowed by its twin, Part 2 employs a tad lengthier run time, with a baseline that immediately reminded me of Simon’s earlier work on the aforementioned remix for The Monastery. Although it’s the other side of the same coin, so to speak, the context in which the main riff is placed gives this version an entirely different feeling. The breakdown is also a little longer, with a spacey, Stage One-esque type of vibe.
Part 2 is for Part 1 what light is for darkness, or what ham is for a ham sandwich: you need both to get the bigger picture (or to complete the sandwich, depending on the case).
Simon Templar‘s fantastic Oblivion is out on the 18th of December, under Lost Language.
Release Date: 18.12.2015
Country: UK / Style: Trance / Year: 2015 / Label: Lost Language
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