Stoneface & Terminal – Moonscape
The legendary duo consisting of 🇩🇪 based Matthias Bahls (Stoneface) & Henry Nix (Terminal) hit us again with another epic CHOON! They used to be part of “Terminal”, a trance group with Ronald Nix, Steffen Eislet, René Wojciechowski & Dirk Rychter. The ingenious pair worked on many huge remixes, collabs & singles under various aliases such as Gundamea, BTR, [Arc In The Sky, Ohm Boy & Tribal Jedi] w/ Alex M.O.R.P.H. Their first album “Wide Range” in 2007 showcased different sounds/styles, proving their multifaceted passion for electronic music in full effect. Label-wise, they founded Electric Department Records in 2004, home of their side projects (Gundamea & Lichtengard) & many talents. Currently, they’re running the very interesting FSOE Clandestine. Speaking of which, this new entry “Moonscape” proved it’s still possible to land on undiscovered territory, let’s see how!
The arrival on “Moonscape” kicks off with groove-layered kicks trailed by dynamic synths. Maintaining the energetic atmosphere by building up with hale & hearty beats & kicks, retro synths attached to enthralling melodies- the combination of all elements is breathtaking. Spacey rich piano melodies & loopy synths fuse with cinematic choirs & inspiring lyrics, leaving a heart-touching trail- my favorite bit in the track. While the listener is floating with melodies, an electric arp takes over & flips the table to accommodate for what’s ahead. Indeed, that is an enthusiastic climax, a stimulating result thanks to emotional, catchy melodies combining with fiery beats & kicks.
Another grand tune after their “Lose My Need” on Pure Trance! Refreshing sound design & stirring dreamy melodies supported by vocals & choirs took us way beyond the Moonscape. While we’re at it, brace yourself for another of their great Vocal Trance tunes coming in 2 weeks!