Mysterious act Trance Forever return to Discover Digital
Trance Forever return to Discover Digital with a track whose title clearly explains its intentions! This single-track release has been stripped right back to basics, and sounds all the better for it.
Ready To Be Uplifted starts with a kickdrum and a whooshing sound, before introducing the hi-hat, claps and an acidic burbling sound. The track then slowly builds with a few mini-breaks to a massive breakdown which is highly emotive and very uplifting. It starts with some single-note synths, with a lush pad in the background to add warmth, and then in comes an arpeggiated synth riff that gives you goosebumps and instantly raises the track from 'simple' to 'awesome' in one beat. Then the percussion comes crashing back in and the track charges ever onwards. As it nears its end, it starts to strip things back again, and after a massive snare roll the arpeggiated riff goes and the kickdrum and some shuffling percussion take you to the end.
Dance tracks often come with bizarre names but if you think about it, they all have the same intention in mind, which is to satisfy the listener. This track does that with ease and I applaud its simplicity in doing so.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 19 February
Review Score: 8