Fans of hard trance be prepared to be taken on an aural roller coaster ride!
Alexmo is back with a track that snakes its way through your innermost senses.
Igniting with an epic percussive crash, Fingers Crossed immediately hits home with its twisted acid line and a main riff that bombards with hooveresque synths, a pounding kick drum and loads of odd little sounds that add to the controlled insanity. As we hurtle forward into the breakdown, the insanity only grows as a spoken vocal sample, risers, wooshes and synth string pads rise in intensity and the main riff is ushered in by a long snare roll.
Weighing in at nearly seven minutes in length, Fingers Crossed is an odyssey laden with details and a fluidity that means it never drags or sounds laboured. Filled to the brim with energy and vigour, it’s something of a hard trance masterclass as the sounds bounce around your head without ever being too tough or unnecessarily hard. Filled with masses of emotion and an raw energy, if this doesn’t make you want to get up and lose it on a darkened laser lit dancefloor, I’m not sure what will.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: August 20
Review Score: 9