Toscasound’s debut album “Sound Revival” has been released today in streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play) and stores (iTunes, Google Play)! The album is also fully available for download and listen free-of-charge in SoundCloud for those not using the streaming services or willing to buy. The album contains 9 tracks and it is a combination of early 90’s hardcore / rave spirit and modern sounds with energetic breaks, deep analog basslines and loud synth riffs.
Full track list with short comment for each track:
- Genesis For Breakbeat [5:41]
The opening track of the album has a little biblical reference for the name and intro-like beginning, representing the start of the new era in Toscasound productions. After the intro the track develops into a rolling breakbeat-driven energy booster showing the way for the rest of the album.
- Revival [4:00]
The almost-title track and the latest single release of the album has the spirit of the early 90’s rave parties built-in, with analog soundscapes in basslines and synths combined with traditional breakbeat sound.
- Fire Run With Me [3:40]
The very first single track release of the album was also the first track written for the album so you can say this one started it all for Toscasound. It may have a somewhat Twin Peaks-inspired name but the track is less mysterious and melodramatic and more energetic and powerful, with distorted synth lines leading the way and retro analog main riff adding some spice for this breakbeat piece.
- Limit & Control [4:52]
After the tireless energy boost of the first three tracks this one gives you a breather by taking a bit more peaceful approach right from the start. Piano-like soundscapes set the theme for this electronica piece and although the breakbeat drums and the main synth riff come in and take this closer to the trademark sound of the album, this one still counts as “peaceful” in Toscasound scale.
- Summer [4:10]
This drum & bass-inspired happy summer piece was the second single release from the album. After the relatively peaceful intro part, the heavy basslines and fast-tempo breaks & synth riffs kick into give this a real summer party feeling.
- Analog [4:50]
Almost every album has that one track that is a bit different and stand out from others. While this one also has some familiar Toscasound elements to it, it takes a different path with even more analog-based sounds in all levels and even drum sounds take a step towards acoustic direction. Main synth riff and buildup also has some echoes from the past with somewhat EDM / trance-like feeling.
- Dark Matters [3:52]
Welcome to the dark side! Admittedly it’s still some way off the black metal & doom kind of darkness, but heavily distorted and filtered beats and loud synths give this piece a sort of an electro-industrial and depressing atmosphere that gives it a “Caution! Dark Matter”-label within this album.
- Summer Beats [1:42]
This is a sort of reprise / outro-type version of the single track “Summer”. It only uses the half-tempo beats of the original track with some darker synths and arpeggiate sounds while keeping the original wobbles, making it sound a bit dubsteppish. I try very hard to avoid that, but sometimes you just can’t help it…
- Fire Run With Me (Attack Mode Mix) [4:13]
A previously unreleased remix of the first single track of the album raises the tempo and gives the track even more energy. The track represents the perfect finale showing all sides of the album once again and hopefully makes you want to listen the album again 🙂