Published on August 17th, 2012 | by Daniel Shaw0
Album Review: Jaytech – Multiverse Out Now on Anjunabeats
Revered as one of the DJ-of-choice openers for Above & Beyond, Jaytech has come a long way from his origins and he provides us with some of the most solid progressive and main-room sounds in a while. Multiverse is a mellow and playful album and a perfect addition to the Anjunabeats family.
Overall, Jaytech created a splendid progressive album, filled with lots of gorgeous pianos and dreamy melodies. Each track takes its time, never rushing to get anywhere, which makes the final destination that much more rewarding. Highlights from the album include “Dr. Device, a glitchy, electro inspired tune that simultaneously weaves in acoustic guitars. It is by far one of the most interesting tracks I have heard in a while and definitely stands out on the album. Already a crowd favorite, Stranger is another rewarding song from Jaytech. Beautiful pianos build up through the verses before breaking down into the haunting chorus, “I’m in love with a stranger…” And my personal favorite is the album’s title track, Multiverse. Its energetic bassline pulls us into excellent pianos while the vocals taunt the listener by never fully kicking in. Other notable listens include: Epsilon and Blue Ocean.
Multiverse has some downsides however. It lacks the same ‘wow’ factor that Anjunabeats has become famous for. Obviously, not every song (or artist) has that intention in mind, but some of the tracks don’t jump out at all. Albums are always tricky when it comes to electronic music. The industry is incredibly fast paced, new releases come out daily, and amazing tracks almost always get released independently. Still, I would have liked to seen some of the magic that Jaytech has created in the past saved for this album that I was highly anticipating. Although no past tracks made the new album, some of my favorite ’must downloads’ from this album include: Multiverse, Stranger, and Dr. Device.
Headed to Electric Zoo? Jaytech will be performing on day †one at the Group Therapy stage, and make sure to check out the Group Therapy here!
Article by: Daniel Shaw
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Daniel Shaw Economics student by day, raver by night - Dan hails from Poughkeepsie, but tries to make it into New York City when classes aren't in session to catch a DJ set. Dan is overcommitted and usually sleep deprived, but that wave of emotion sparked by the best of tracks keeps him going. Twitter: @thedanielshaw