Odyssey 5

Odyssey 5

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DJ Onyx is on the decks for this installment and the ear for progressive trance offers a competent range of uplifting tunes with the minimal amount of fuss. Unfortunately, such a shy interpretation of a normally unifying, anthemic genre succeeds far less than one expects. Pulsedriver IV's "Kiss That Sound" demonstrates the intense acid house DNA in the bloodstream of modern trance, Kaycee's "Love Stimulation" incorporates almost two-step simplicity, Paffendorf does a comical trance take on the theme to The Terminator, but for the most part DJ Onyx keeps it too tame and protected for many other uses. There are few changes of pace. A lack of unconventional deck skills. Odyssey 5 is not a jilting mishmash of random tracks, it's a compilation that's too cohesive for its own good.

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