Is it just me or is there something about young Russian musicians that I don’t know? I can’t help but point out the the recent creative influx of Russian trance and progressive beats. They’re truly raising the bar for quality beats, and Craving is a perfect example. Made up of Denis Fedotov and Ilya Karpov from Moscow, they made a significant impact on the progressive and trance communities when their track Never Alone was featured on Richard Durand’s much-discussed compilation In Search Of Sunrise 8.
Their latest hit First Feeling was released on the First State Music, a sub-label of Black Hole Recordings. This remarkable production blends peaceful piano melodies with provocative marimba percussion. Also on the same EP (cover pictured) is Aquatica, a track with an incredible plural harmony of vocal emulating pads, cawing seagulls, bass stabs, acoustic guitars, and classic piano sounds. Lastly, Winter Reflections, ironically released this summer, is a refined mashup of hard progressive trance basslines with more common uplifting trance arpeggios.
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