- Release Date 2013-10-28
- Label Silk Music
- Catalog SILKA006B
The "vintage" opener "You're Brighter Than The Sun" affirms that Schodt is still a master craftsman of uplifting soundscapes, soaring above feel-good grooves. It is followed by the album's first single, "April," which not only includes a variety of captivating vocal stutter chops and anthemic chords, but also gut-busting wobble bass effects in the break. The trance-flavored "Faster Than Light", "The Fifth Element", and "Accelerate" showcase emotive, sun-kissed chord progressions and driving grooves. Schodt delivers his finest example of "progressive breaks", a genre of which he is widely considered a pioneer, with the titular "Darkness Into Light", a song that will also be released as a single (including a remix by Shingo Nakamura) in the months ahead. Another standout in this style is "Angel No. 8", which includes the ethereal vocals of Schodt's longtime collaborator Aida Fenhel. The penultimate track, "The One," takes a more contemplative, but no less poignant approach to breaks. In the album's concluding moments, we are met with the romantic progressive house balled "First Love", as well as the cinematic, richly evocative downtempo closer "Dreams Collide".
Schodt, an exceedingly talented and decorated ambassador of melodic, emotive, and sophisticated electronica for nearly a decade, joins us in inviting you on a journey through "Darkness | Light".