Hailing from Poland, Trance star Arctic Moon has made his name a definitive staple in the trance community. Since 2007, he’s been providing the scene with a spiritual sound in the uplifting trance genre. He surprises us with a follow-up to his last release, Cyberpunk. The single, Nocturnal Horizons, has a much more human sound in lieu of the vocoder vocals used in its predecessor.
The track starts off with a traditional trance bass line that helps introduce the slowly building arpeggio sequence, breaking away at its sonic peak to introduce the spliced vocal. It holds a dreamy tone that is eerily reminiscent of Martin Roth & Alex Bartlett’s Off The World with a much more positive vibe. This track starts out calm and ends in an energetic bliss. The arpeggios in this track have a very angelic, almost religious tone, transporting the listener to a very high consciousness, both metaphorical and physical. The most standout part of this track occurs during the buildup and right before the breakdown. Under the phased-out vocal, a very clever sound wave modulation gives the synth a nice pitch effect that emulates the familiar sound of a hoover synth. A very simple, yet intricate touch. The automation and effects used in this track masterfully blend the different sections of this track together flawlessly.
The track comes as a solid release on the label, as it utilizes the traditional FSOE sound while Arctic Moon infuses his own signature dream-like sound into it. With it’s energetic climax and it’s soothing vocal line, it really does elevate the listener to great heights, much like the vocal sample implies.
You can purchase the track on Beatport here. If you’d like to listen to more from Arctic Moon, you can also visit his Soundcloud to listen to his previous releases or episodes of his radio show, Afterworld. You can also visit his Facebook page, where he recently teased a new rework of a classic Tiff Lacey track which you can listen here.