As they say, you are a target market. Released to help coincide with a timely North American tour, Summerbreeze coddles an erratic DJ Tiesto -- a bit too eager to please his new audience -- with big tunes and creative hypertension. Okay, probably unfair considering the quick hurdles Tiesto has jumped in trance circles. After all, it's easy to be seduced by his knack for driving home highbrow warmth or to be impressed with the manner in which he can put a clever spit'n'shine on what's usually considered mawkish elation. Rather, the dilemma stems from dishing out those songs that got universal drool (BT's "Dreaming," Delerium's "Silence") for no other reason except that they weren't absolute excrement. Redemption rarely comes out to play with Tiesto. The closing landslide of swelling, staccato beats that is "Wonder" is about as close as he gets to a game of handball with his muse, but it feels like one of pity. Don't let anybody ever lie to you that strength can't be found in being a little more off-target.
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AllMusic Review by Dean Carlson
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