Manu Riga – Your Silent Cries
Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic two-track slice ‘Your Silent Cries’. As ever we’re treated to some sublime progressive moments from this guy who is relentless in his consistent approach to top quality grooves. His last outing here – ‘Disconnected’ – featured the amazing vocals of Mandy Jones and gained a lot of support from across the board. This time around Adriaan took inspiration from watching a documentary about abuse toward women and the taboo that still surrounds it which will go some way to explain the deep and emotive sounds found within. Two stunning tracks, named ‘Your Silent Cries’ and ‘Point Of No Return’, that will be a welcome addition in any collection.
‘Your Silent Cries’ is a sublime cut that takes on deep progressive grooves in true Manu Riga fashion. A solid driving arrangement sets the course as tight drums lead the way with a bubbling bassline lurking on the low end. The attention to detail in the drums is outstanding, subtle snare rolls and shuffling hats combine beautifully to give off a rhythmic vibe. Warping synths dish out cool melodics as distant voices loiter in the background. The break contains a beautifully crafted melody from rich sounding instruments adding wonderful colours to the groove. A deep and evocative sound that will appeal to many, a must have for sure.
‘Point Of No Return’ intros with a solid punchy kick drum that has a very subtle bassy tail that adds roundness to the sound. Rhythmic percussions soon follow and the track takes us to the floor. A deep and penetrating pulsing bassline fills the groove with a warming glow as swirling pads create a surreal ambience overhead. The track oozes emotion that provoke thought and on the break this is more true as we’re met with a spine tingling vocal. The drums return and get us back on the progressive trail for the duration making this an absolute stomper that is not to be missed.
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