Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Starts off soft and subtle then the grooves kick in
Michael Kolesnik | Los Gatos, CA United States | 04/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a first release this 1997 disc is pretty good.
The first 3 tracks as a continuous mix are subtle, smooth and border on ambient trance. Then track 4 hits the beats with a solid drum & bass start and the beat never lets up.
All the songs are danceable.
What the album lacks is a unique sound that the artist can call his own. Stryke does show us a good time however."
This album is pure and true Electronica
Brian Foster | Alameda, CA United States | 06/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are always a small number of albums that really represent a musical style, and this album is one that does so with Electronica. The style of the album is trance, but it also contains elements of modern minimalism similar to such composers as Philip Glass. The songs are not overly complex or filled with a bunch of needless tracks, instead Stryke has the unique ability to make songs of depth and emotion with only a small number of carefully selected sounds. The effect is one of an ethereal nature which truely captures the heart and soul of trance electronica. Strykes other albums, like the compilation Staying In are also very good, and anyone who is seeking out good electronic music should check these out."
INTELLIGENT, BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
Brian Foster | 09/13/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must admit I am not a techno/trance fan, but a friend of mine made me listen to this album and I was awe-struck. Stryke has done what many other d.j.'s don't seem to do in my opinion, that is he puts heart into it. This album will wrap you up and carry you away. I strongly recomend this c.d. not just to ravers and d.j.'s, but to any music lover with an open mind."