Mixed by Mr. Sam
Practice makes perfect. Mr. Sam released Opus in 2007, and went on and on in the liner notes about how much of an undertaking the creation of a compilation is, how personal the tracklisting should be and how much it all needs to come together to say something, to have an underlying statement. And I’m sure it did have all that, problem is it was dull. Aside from a few choice tracks, the album felt like big landscapes of mediocrity broken occasionally by musical fireworks. Someone must have said something, because Opus Secundo is hands down amazing from beginning to end. What’s funny is that many of the same artists from the first are present on the second, but this second batch just works better, stirs deeper, moves more. It’s more dramatic, I think that’s it. If you love trance, you’ll bust one over this.
The Favorites: In The End, Stay With Me, Alive, Cygnes, Hold My Breath