Dan Goudie’s mix of ‘Burning Desire’ by Playing Mars has a strong hypnotic vibe to it, and focuses on the darker side of expression.
The bass line creates this forever drifting hypnotic feel, which seems to drive the song, holding it together and being the only real focal point, with everything else feeding off of it. This is layered by a swooning vocal melody, which is somewhat unsettling, which only adds to their dark vibe. Jeff Shapiro’s vocals are almost unclear, sung barely over a whisper with a haunting amount of delay, the song feels more like a ritual of expression. It is atmospheric and the parts all work off of each other, reacting and developing together.
The rhythms used never seem settled; keeping you on edge throughout, it never pushes but merely sits back and follows the bass. However this only widens the atmosphere of the song, it manages to create tension in the song feeding off of all the little details added by the other parts.
They experiment with forms of expression, choosing to evoke unnerving feelings and seem to come from something deeper inside, not held back by the structure or conventions. This makes them fascinating to listen to and feels like an experience through darker paths. The song works through its spontaneity and freedom of direction, delving further into the influence of their surroundings. It’s a fantastic record which pushes the boundaries of music and experiments with sound and the effects they can create through their creativity.
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Written by Adamobjes