Tritonal changes pace to create the emotionally stirring Reverence album, which will place you into a lush, meditative trance.
Although dance music duo Tritonal might be most well-known for their trance and house tracks, through their newest album, they shine a compelling light into the depths of their artistry that was previously unexplored. Drawing from the legacies of artists like Brian Eno and Nihls Frahm, Reverence is an alluring 14-track meditation album that is perfect for your daily mindfulness practice, a drive through the mountains, or even just a contemplative walk around your block.
Beautifully weaving in simple piano and string melodies with ambient sound design inspired by the sounds of nature, Reverence is an encapsulation of what it means to feel bittersweet. To feel awed by the beauty around you but also reflective of your own existence within that space.
Reverence was created with Tritonal’s long-time friend Nick Sibicky, Professor of Music Production at Edmonds College, to help level up the dimensions of orchestral composition here. And it shows. Even though it’s technically broken down into 14 tracks, the album actually represents a single piece of hour-long music.
As we move through the project, we hear that every phrase is a harmonic counterpart of the previous. In essence, they take us through the circle of fifths, adding automated tempo and meter alterations. This does not feel like an ambient album made by an EDM act. It reads as an authentic dive into the power of the natural sounds around us – from crickets chirping and brooks babbling to harmonious instrumentation with its utilization of string and piano instruments. Presented without any fades or breaks between the tracks so that they flow together in a unified way, Reverence takes you on a continuous journey of retrospection.
In fact, the entire album was written in a single Logic X Pro project made up of 417 audio tracks – a true testament to the feat of modern production technology. Electronic music production, more than any other medium of music creation, carries an inherent tension, a push and pull, between the creator’s direct touch and the role of automated machinery. Whether it’s notes generated by a computer algorithm, or your DAW interpreting a square wave graph, we have no electronic music without our electronics. Here, we see that tension at its full potential.
While Reverence is superficially a departure from Tritonal’s normal sound, it is actually substantively consistent with their roots in trance. Like the songs in that genre, these ones carry a high amount of emotion. You hear it in your ears, but you feel it in your heart. We can’t wait to see what new dimensions Tritonal introduces to us next.
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Tritonal – Reverence – Tracklist:
- A Path
- Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
- Between The Gaps