Routes Of Life
- Artists Ryan Davis, Roland M. Dill, Morris Cowan
- Release Date 2011-01-10
- Label Traum
- Catalog TRAUM133
Ryan is great musician and totally dedicated to the melodic side of dance music, with compositional skill and courage that is rare in dance music today.
Ryan has recorded for various labels but keeps a low profile for himself which makes him a true candidate for Traum also in the future.
The opening track Roads is a track of sheer extravagance. It combines different musical genres in in a very skillful way and makes an unmistakable statement towards an artistic composition.
You will find so many influences going on here that it is hard to pin down weather it is a romantic or cinematic track or even a strong club epic.
It works on all levels and that is a quality Ryan Davis has cultivated over a long period.
Lush and deep passages alternate with energetic ones, using hi tech technology to make it a firework or rather a serpentine of delicate stunts altogether.
Loophole is wise enough to dedicate itself to a more track like piece of music.
But please do not make judgements too quick... in the course of its development it attracts colourful, melodic elements and takes them in to a never-ending beat.
Step by step Ryan Davis adds long-armed synth stretches and the lushness of fragile electronic music.
Sideways, the third track is by far the most free minded spirit on the release.
Again equally beautifully crafted and refurbished to feel fresh and new as all of these tracks... Davis here suggest rather than dedicates images that seem to drown in a see of sound.
This includes slow motion or stand still passages and a general fantastic approach rather than a club head turner.
Roland M. Dills remix is bassline monster of a muscular beat track that puts him next to artists such as Radioslave & Dettmann. New Traum artist from the UK Morris Cowan has taken on Sideways and instantly felt he could do a interpretation it in his style. The result is a tight new interpretation based on an arrangement which takes in the coolness of dub step but also pays tribute to the seriousness of the original.
We think Morris Cowan has done great and have signed him for a full length album on Traum´s new imprint Zaubernuss!