Hereís a 3rd Perfect Stranger album and a 7th overall for the man behind the stranger- Yuli Fershtat.
Free Cloud is the best trance album of 2008 for me. Free Cloud is a trance revival- itís fresh, itís groovy, itís psychedelic, itís hypnotic and constantly interesting. It also sounds so fucking good!
Perfect Stranger delivers a blend of beats and sounds that cross genres. In his lab the mad scientist amalgamated and fused the worlds of techno, trance, house and electro and then cooked them in thick emotional psychedelic gravy- gravy for the brain.
This album also made me realize finally what it is that is so special in Yuliís music, and why I always like it- Yuli creates rhythms that talk. It was always there, but here it is maximized. Just listen to them, they talk a different language in every track, they chant, they babble, they whisper and they giggle, but they always have something to say.
This is also so much of an album, because it feels like everything is connected and like thereís a real intent behind it all- itís clear it was made as an album and itís fun to listen to as an album- from start to finish, it just flows. Good word also to the more then fitting clean cover.
I really like it all here, but Iíll just give a special mention to the emotion dripping Clear Vision í07, where Yuli is having a dialogue with himself over a time gap of 8 years; The simple, yet horribly dancefloor effective Simple Cells. Yuli sells and weíre buying; The epic get-the-fuck-outta-my-way-I-need-to-dance-now Easy; Free Cloud- the dancefloor scream generator; and finally the airy-wavy W.