GREAT! First of all, this album is different to the others In Search Of Sunrise sets. After all, who wants the same songs on other albums over and over again? Not me... This is not recycled music, so you will not find any trance anthems or anything like it! If you are looking for those kind of songs, this is not your CD...
Tiesto's latest masterpice starts slow but he carefully increases the bpm as the CD progresses thus building up momentum... The first half of this cd is a nice housey mood setter that prepares you for this journey. By the middle to the end of the album the songs are faster and trippy, which is characteristic of this trance master, although not as progressive as he usually is. As far as for his mixing, I have 2 words 4 u... VERY GOOD! He just makes it look so nice together with a seamless flow.
In reality, this is a different Tiesto... I started realizing this from his previous CD as an artist (In my memory). Face it, he has changed, he is not as progressive and as fast (bpm's) as before. For some people, including myself, change is good as long as it does not compromise the underground flavor that he and others are known for. His change is nothing like Paul Oakenfold's total departure and betrayal of trance music to the Pop culture. It's more like Acosta's kind of change on his latest CD "Next Level". Tiesto is still playing the housey trance that he loves. That is why I still consider him one of the best Dj's out there live or in the studio!
If you have a taste for a cohesive, well thought, and trippy trance album, to listen in the house or in the car then you need to buy this cd.
I had the pleasure to see Tiesto play live in Panama City, Panama twice. Fortunately, I recognize some songs in this album from his sets in my small but beautiful country... Believe me, there are some really good songs for dancing and trippin' in this CD. ENJOY!