Allow us to catch you up… Itâs been six years since Richard Durand despatched us his boldly high-concept âRichard Durand Versus The Worldâ album. Itâs affordable to say that within the meantime his outlook on many points life – each private and pressional – have shifted.
Over that interval he has circled the planet a dozen + instances, DJing, producing travelling, experiencing and life balancing. Itâs additionally a timeframe inside which he skilled loss (by way of the passing his long-time good friend & supervisor) and a close to sizeable shift in his trance music tastes. (The latter prompting him to depart the âIn Search Of Sunriseâ combine sequence).
Consequently Richard has been on album-pause whereas the frequencies realigned and life loops resolved. He all the time knew that when he returned to the medium (after 2009âs âAlways The Sunâ, 2011s âWide Awakeâ and 2012âs âR.D.V.T.W.â), it needed to be with a world-beater. To that finish, Durand has spent a lot the final 14 months creating a brand new monitor assortment, sturdy in each quantity (it options 19 productions) and sonic nature. It additionally bucks the present development collab, collab, collab, its meeting being way more Richardâs personal singular tackle the trance sound. Where studio partnerships happen, artistically they accomplish that organically. They happen with likeminded operators (Marco V, Mark Sherry, Sied van Riel, by method instance) who share Richardâs imaginative and prescient a more durable, extra propulsive clubbing tomorrow. Similarly vocal cuts are distinct of their rarity – Christina Novelli and Mike Schmidt (final heard on Cosmic Gateâs âNothing Can Touch You Nowâ) make appearances all through its course.
The album is a launch whose essence is sure within the oneness the hypnotic, marching and certainly flat-out entrancing character trance. âThe Air We Breatheâ is as a lot an exhalation as an inhalation for the Dutchman, and one with the unmistakable subtext one musical period passing and the start one other.
The album overtures with âInsolidusâ, which Richard co-produced with Geert Huinink. Through Durandâs remixing Huininkâs (the legendary co-writer TiÃ«stoâs opening three albums) âThe Sacred Vineâ, Geert makes a second look however just a few tracks later. Vocal quantity âKill The Fearâ (sung by Mike Schmid) and the deeper edge âLand Of Angelsâ additional help in âThe Air We Breatheâs growth.
From there, its physics develop into markedly extra gravity-defying, and the album gears as much as the intense enterprise ground elevation. âSkies Aboveâ, âAidaâ, âLotusâ and the Sied van Riel-coproduced âUniversal Mindsâ collectively put it in flight mode.
With the midpoint-marking, âPandoraâ and the Mark Sherry co-produced âCosmic Dawnâ comes one other pivot level. It assumes a more durable, more durable, extra angular prile, as (the tellingly titled) âSavageâ, âToxicâ, âVortexâ, (alongside Marco Vâ) and the deliciously unsettling âBoogiemanâ provide it an onrush â4AMâ-ness. At monitor 19, the album emerges blinking into the sunshine, with Richardâs Beatport chart-topping, most up-to-date single (alongside Christina Novelli), âThe Air I Breatheâ.
An LP that faces as much as the six-years-later challenges and surmounts every by way of sheer auditory drive, Richard Durandâs fourth album âThe Air We Breatheâ is obtainable to stream/buy right here right now: https://richarddurand.choons.at/tawb
Tracklist: Richard Durand – The Air We Breathe
01. Insolidus (with Geert Huinink) (Intro Mix)
02. The Air I Breathe
03. Land Of Angels
04. Kill The Fear (with Mike Schmid)
05. Geert Huinink – The Sacred Vine (Richard Durand Remix)
06. The Skies Above
09. Universal Minds (with Sied van Riel)
11. Cosmic Dawn (with Mark Sherry)
12. Vortex (with Marco V)
15. Pelican Rouge
19. The Air I Breathe (with Christina Novelli)