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Owl City's "European Trance Influenced" Album Out in August In his most recent blog, stated that his new record will be released in August. He also said it's going to be very different than his previous stuff focusing more on his influence from European trance. Owl City
From the BlogAesthetically the record sounds a lot different as well. New flavors and textures and consistencies of melody, rhythm and lyric. Much of my love for European dance music has found its way into the production of the record and I’ve been able to utilize my deep inspiration and admiration of the great trance dj’s I grew up listening to (Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, ATB, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Above and Beyond). It’s still very much an electronic pop record but one with more energy and spirit and frame of reference. I believe you should never repeat yourself or look back on your career, and this record marks new territory to which I’ll admit, is a bit exhilarating on both sides of the scale because it’s so different, but I believe that sense of ambiguity in the balance is an incredibly healthy thing because it reminds you that you’re adapting and refining and perfecting your craft, and ultimately, continuously trying something new.
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11:32 AM on 03/21/12
can't wait to hear where he went. his recent collaborations have been great.
11:39 AM on 03/21/12
Je suis l'Alpha et l'Oméga
This actually could be great. Those are the exact same artists in this genre I listened to as well. I still haven't found anyone new who does this style better than ATB. "Made of Glass" is such a classic.
11:41 AM on 03/21/12
All that wander are not lost
11:42 AM on 03/21/12
Seems very interesting. Glad to see him go in a different direction
11:49 AM on 03/21/12
So it's going to sound like the Postal Service?
12:03 PM on 03/21/12
Does he think he's better off alone?
12:11 PM on 03/21/12
Trance? Oh god. He should just make another Sky Sailing album.
12:27 PM on 03/21/12
Oddly it was the clear euro dance elements of Ocean Eyes that made it a listenable album for me. I'd rather hear more of this from him and less sappy lyrics about going to the dentist.
12:27 PM on 03/21/12
I'm really stoked for this, loved all his records so far.
12:33 PM on 03/21/12
really trust him at this point, love all his records
01:17 PM on 03/21/12
Say what you want, but Adam Young is a great songwriter. Im looking forward to hearing this album in August.
01:26 PM on 03/21/12
every song on pop radio sounds like it's been influenced by european trance.