I haven't been up to date on trance music lately but I decided to finally listen to Simon Patterson's newest releases. In case you didn't know, I am a huge Patterson fan. However, he's been disappointing me lately. Simon has a signature sound in pretty much all of his tracks, but recently, his tracks are sounding all too similar - with the same structure, samples, build-up, etc. I'm curious what you think of these two new tracks. In my opinion, doesn't the beginning of Time Stood Still sound almost identical to Dissolve?! I think I can even hear Sarah Howell's background vocals! (Listen closely starting around the 50 second mark) Even the part around 2:30 sounds very similar.
& then there's this. Drop the Bass. Come on now, with a name like that I can't take the track seriously! Are you trying to be Skrillex? Anyway, I will say the melody is beautiful...classic uplifting stuff like Simon used to make. Then BAM it's ruined with that weird "drop" in the middle. I hate that! To me, it doesn't really flow well at all. The drop doesn't fit.
I'm not sure if my taste is changing or if Simon is becoming lazy instead of original. I don't mean to sound like a complainer, i'm just disappointed because I used to absolutely love everything he created and now not so much. I know he's capable of a lot more .