With an obviously passionate thrill that harmonically fitted in one album so many different artists, the uniformity that we have here, although being very heterogeneous, is really impressive. With a solid statement that reinvigorates the genre, in the basis of its wide scope, and it’s flexible and more ethereal sonorous layout, the record in one way stands for what chillout really is, and what truly means in the contemporaneous worldwide music scene, while at the same time is seemingly anxious to align, explore, analyze and discover the most prominent and energizing possibilities the genre could ever have, in the minds of its listeners, and as a meaningful and expressive form of sonorous artistry for the musicians working and unraveling on this kind of music. Starting its creative existence in the minds of the artists that works within the genre, exploring its boundaries, frontiers, tunes and harmonies, delineating in the process a remarkable achievement, exceedingly worthy for the progress of the tangent musicality found in the genre, Dreaming Awakening, Part One, does more than just simply collecting a few tunes here and there of chillout music: it digresses and accompanies the history and the evolution of the genre, presenting to its audience a dream that recreates chapters of a marvelous sonorous existence.
Of course, having just nine tracks, you can’t expect too much of a history; nonetheless, what we have here is certainly worthwhile checking it: nine formidable and excruciatingly divine tracks, that traduces perfectly the basic principles of the genre. All of them beautiful, there is not a single one of them that could possibly be double checked, or that shouldn’t deserve to be included in the compilation. And besides that, they all complement one another very well, having been coherently chosen, and presented in an exceedingly impeccable order.
A great gift for all chillout fans out there, Dreaming Awakening Part One is simply a great, excellent chillout compilation, and presents us with above the top tracks produced by the very best artists of the genre, in worldwide scale. So, if you are a chillout fan, like me, here’s a compilation that you certainly don’t want to miss. You will enjoy every second of it!