Three words, Wake Your Mind. Nic Chagall and Bossi in my opinion have produced one of the best trance albums of the year. Hailing from a small city in Germany by the name of Krefeld; they started collaborating in late 1998. With the release of their seventh studio album, “Wake Your Mind,” their music continues to be anything but small. Please take the liberty of reading forward to hear what a masterpiece this album is and in my opinion, will continue to be.
The first of the many tracks featuring Arnej, “Sometimes They Come Back for More” is a great way to begin the rest of the journey. This builds up nicely to “Be Your Sound” featuring Emma Hewitt on the vocal. If you’re a fan of Emma as am I, then you will not be disappointed in this production. The lyrics chosen went perfectly with Emma’s beautiful and heartfelt vocal capabilities. After this song your feet and your soul are definitely yearning for more. With “Wake Your Mind” up next on the track list, you feel more at home with what you’re hearing. You’re comforted, yet excited. Relaxed, yet energized. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.
Moving into the next track, things start to pick up. I am a fan of how the buildup happened to this next track, “The Theme.” The choppy synthy beats, so to speak, is one hell of a way to jump-start your pulse. It doesn’t stop here; tracks following are “All Around You” featuring Myon & Shane 54 and Aruna. This is one bass busting track with a faultless vocal to compliment it.
Following are tracks featuring J’something named Over the Rainbow. This is a brilliant and wonderful song I like to associate with a love story. Motivating and uplifting, it just makes you smile. Other tracks towards the end are featuring Cathy Burton, Drifting Away and JES named Flying Blind. I say this is something to cherish; I can only hope that you agree. The album ends with another great vocal by Alana Aldea named Beautiful Destruction. This song will drive you to retune to track one and repeat the journey.
Emotions run high and emotions run low. We all know this. However, this album has done us the favor of capturing both, within 14 tracks of pure whimsical trance. I had nothing to do but smile after listening to this and I think this is what the music is all about.
Something important to know is that all of these tracks together take you on an expedition through what you want to make of it. Even the track names themselves bring everything together. This tells me that producing this album was indeed superior that even the slightest and minute details were captured to make this again, one of the best trance albums of the year. I think we can speak for all of us when I say, Thank you Cosmic Gate.