French progressive house maestro Matt Fax shows off his meticulously crafted soundscapes on his third studio album, Story Of The Fall.
Take a trip back through the discography of Matt Fax, and you’ll find countless releases from this melodic mastermind that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you dancing simultaneously. From Anjunabeats and Armada to his biggest homes on Enhanced Music and its sub-label, Colorize, each carefully crafted soundscape from this French artist has solidified his place in the trance and progressive house community. Now, Matt Fax has added another stunning release to his legacy in the form of his third studio album, Story Of The Fall.
Story Of The Fall is out now via Chromattic Music and offers 15 sweeping soundscapes straight from the mind of Matt Fax for listeners to explore. Early standouts arrived in the lead-up to the album’s release as tastes of what was to come, which included a sublime rework of “Behind Blue Eyes” that saw the French producer work with Chris Howard. The other singles – “Underwater” with x.o.anne, “High & Dry,” and “Under Your Disguise” – helped show off the dynamic range found within the collection of tunes.
If there was ever any doubt that Matt Fax wouldn’t impress, those thoughts are washed away the moment the other 11 tracks play through your speakers. “Beyond Belief” is a proper introduction for the ride that will inevitably consume every ounce of your being as its synths uplift the mind. There’s a level of introspection that can be found when listening to “Shield,” “Eclipse,” and “Under Your Disguise,” while the tracks featuring vocals from H.E.A.R.T.S., Niclas Lundin, and Ladina Viva add to the atmospheric nature of Story Of The Fall.
“Eclipse” and the aptly titled “The Abyss” play in contrast to the lighter tones found on the vocal-driven productions as Matt Fax puts his deeper melodic might on display. While the former of the two retains an uplifting ambiance, the latter features a booming bassline and mainstage-ready sounds that will have you gripping on for dear life as you’re filled with energy. Matt then goes one step further into the realm of bass with “Somber,” a track littered with breaks and drops that will leave you wondering if you’ve found yourself lost at the bass stage. The closing track, “This Time,” then delivers the finishing blow as its vibrant beat and Dan Soleil’s vocals carry you home.
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Matt Fax – Story Of The Fall – Tracklist:
- Beyond Belief
- Behind Blue Eyes with Chris Howard
- Under Your Disguise
- High & Dry
- Best Days Of Our Lives with H.E.A.R.T.S.
- Into Dust
- The Abyss
- Fire with Ladina Viva
- Underwater with x.o.anne
- Waiting On You with Niclas Lundin
- This Time with Dan Soleil