The first edition of Cosmic Gate’s Materia series is their start to a brand new franchise following their successful 2014 album ‘Start to Feel’.
Like most of their previous full feature studio works, Materia Chapter One features loads of collaborations (7 out of 9 tracks!). With co-producers like Ferry Corsten and Ilan Bluestone, vocalist like JES, Eric Lumiere and Julie Thompson – ‘One’ truly delivers what’s promised.
Sonically Cosmic Gate are one of the early Pioneers of the ‘Progressive Trance’ sound, and they have an unmistakable signature sound . However, like most of their recent productions, they might have gone slightly overboard with the bigroom sound which occasionally worries me as to which direction the record is going to.
Don’t get me wrong here. This is without a doubt a ‘Trance’ album, probably more so than ‘Start to Feel’ and this shows that major Trance artists are still true to their sound (and the ones that strayed away are coming back too). What balances the entire record (rather compliments) are the vocal tracks. They sound absolutely fresh and fall in place beautifully in the sequence.
Singles like ‘Fall into You’, ‘Edge Of Life’, ‘Dynamic’ and ‘Fireflies’ are the core of this first edition of Materia Chapter. Love them or hate them! The German legends are on a roll!
Materia Chapter Two is set to release on 1st September 2017