Time for a belated look at another Asukarai Matsuri set, again a pretty fascinating look at how a talented newcomer to the scene approaches the NRG and freeform back catalogues. This is a great hour of freeform, and very recommended even if you’ve heard most of the tracks a million times before.
The track selection definitely reminds me of my own early days, with some of the all-time classic melodic tracks alongside more aggressive sections. Global Killer – Tuonela is a fine start, but it’s probably the next section where things step up a level. A darker atmosphere moves smoothly into Voices of Babylon, followed by a very impressive stretch of filtery melodic tracks. It obviously made my day to hear Hell’s Gate, especially as the transition into Morokai is one of the very best of the set. The finale is a classic dancefloor-friendly bpm increase, nicely done here with some Lost Soul and Nirotiy, before Hydra deepens things at the finish.
Overall another excellent set, and what it lacks in unified atmosphere from start to finish it makes up for in quality track selection. With literally a few hundred classic tracks yet to appear in his sets, I’m looking forward to AM’s next tribute to the golden age.
Thank you for the great review！Looks like I’m late again….Mixing some classic (listened to hundreds of times) tracks perfectly with my friend’s new tracks, that’s what I’m trying to say. Perhaps this is a great opportunity for many people to learn about the “old FINRG” A tribute to the classics will never go out of style！Actually listening to a lot of previous sets and flipping through The Producer/DJ experience was very helpful for me to refactor sound. Finally I want to say a little secret, tribute to NRGetic Romancer is also in my plans for this year, well I hope that this secret can be hidden in this corner until he is released……