New Release: Richard Durand – The Air We Breathe (Buy your cd here!)

Richard Durand

t’s been six years since Richard Durand sent us his boldly high-concept ‘Richard Durand Versus The World’ album. In the meantime his outlook on many aspects of life – both personal and professional – have shifted. Over that period he has circled the planet a dozen + times, DJing, producing travelling, experiencing and life balancing. It’s also a timeframe within which he experienced loss  and a near sizeable shift in his trance music tastes.

Consequently Richard has been on album-pause while the frequencies realigned and life loops resolved. He always knew that when he returned to the medium, it had to be with a world-beater. To that end Durand has spent much of the last 14 months developing a new track collection, strong in both number (it features 19 productions) and sonic nature.

It also bucks the current trend of collab, collab, collab, its assembly being far more Richard’s own singular take on the trance sound. Where studio partnerships occur, artistically they do so organically. They take place with likeminded operators (Marco V, Mark Sherry, Sied van Riel, by way of example) who share Richard’s vision of a tougher, more propulsive clubbing tomorrow. Similarly vocal cuts are distinct in their rarity – Christina Novelli and Mike Schmidt make appearances throughout its course.

The album is a release whose essence is bound in the oneness of the hypnotic, marching and indeed flat-out entrancing character of trance. ‘The Air We Breathe’ is as much an exhalation as inhalation for the Dutchman, and one with the unmistakable subtext of one musical era passing and the beginning of another.

An LP that faces up to the six-years-later challenges and surmounts each through sheer auditory force, Richard Durand’s fourth album ‘The Air We Breathe’ is available to stream/purchase from today!


Tracklist

01. Insolidus (with Geert Huinink) (Intro Mix)
02. The Air I Breathe
03. Land Of Angels
04. Kill The Fear (with Mike Schmid)
05. Geert Huinink – The Sacred Vine (Richard Durand Remix)
06. The Skies Above
07. Aida
08. Lotus
09. Universal Minds (with Sied van Riel)
10. Pandora
11. Cosmic Dawn (with Mark Sherry)
12. Vortex (with Marco V)
13. Toxic
14. Savage
15. Pelican Rouge
16. Boogieman
17. Enigma
18. Lagun
19. The Air I Breathe (with Christina Novelli)

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