At the end of the last decade, to the collective delight of his fans and the dance press, former Nu-Nrg-ist Giuseppe Ottaviani released his freshman solo album "GO!" A full four years in the perfecting, Ottaviani's highly anticipated follow-up is here and primed to colour your mind "Magenta". Carrying studio team-ups with fellow tranceologists Ferry Corsten and Aly & Fila, and supported by a stellar chorus line of vocalists (Eric Lumiere, Audrey Gallagher, Linnea Schssow, Lo-Fi Sugar and Seri among them), the trance kingpin's ready to wow again. Prepare to embrace all the shades, degrees, tones and meanings of "Magenta".
Magenta is Harmony:
Comprising 15 new tracks from the studio of Italy's foremost trance composer, his second artist album overtures with "Rush". Imploringly vocalled by Lo-Fi Sugar, its transcendental breakbeat kick emits Magenta's first hue. With "Love Will Bring It All Around" - the album's lead single - Giuseppe radiates a more trance-progressive ethic. Locked around thunderous drums, tight, stripped-back percussion loops and mood-fuelling atmospherics, it paves the way for Eric Lumiere's one-world lyrics. Scooping Armin van Buuren's Tune of the Week on A State of Trance 608, the single's also brought plaudits from the dance press. Giving it their June Single of the Month award, MIXMAG called it "sinuous, brooding and appreciably complex", while DJ Mag said: "Eric Lumiere's vocal gives this track its light-bulb moment."