Shivers

Shivers

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by Armin van Buuren
     
 

A legend among trance devotees in Europe, Armin van Buuren has been gradually making a name for himself as a composer of original dance music as well as a world-class DJ and remixer. His second artist album finds him taking the final step into real songwriting, working with such singers as Nadia Ali, …  See more details below

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A legend among trance devotees in Europe, Armin van Buuren has been gradually making a name for himself as a composer of original dance music as well as a world-class DJ and remixer. His second artist album finds him taking the final step into real songwriting, working with such singers as Nadia Ali, Michael Burns, Justine Suissa and Martijn Hagens and continuing both to refine and expand his personal vision of the ways trance can be defined in a constantly expanding dance music universe. The album opens powerfully with the surprisingly breaks-based "Wall of Sound," a well put together celebration of funkiness that luxuriates in a long instrumental intro before eventually turning into a song featuring the attractive voice of Justine Suissa. From there on, things fall into a more familiar pattern: sonically pretty but rhythmically predictable club anthems supporting singers and lyricists of varying quality -- on the high side, there's the faintly Peter Gabriel-ish Ray Wilson on a very fine song titled "Gypsy"; on the low side is the breathtakingly tedious "Bounce Back" featuring both DJ Remy and Roland Klinkenberg. Most of the rest falls somewhere in between, and will appeal mainly to those with well-developed tastes in the genre. [A bonus track version was also released.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/23/2005
Label:
Ultra Records
UPC:
0617465131127
catalogNumber:
1311
Rank:
118542

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Armin van Buuren   Primary Artist
Michael Burns   Vocals
Ray Wilson   Vocals
Justine Suissa   Vocals

Technical Credits

Markus Schulz   Composer
Michael Burns   Vocal Producer
Roland Klinkenberg   Composer,Producer
Josh Gabriel   Composer,Producer
Armin van Buuren   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Editing
Remy Unger   Composer,Producer
Justine Suissa   Composer
Adrian Broekhuyse   Composer
Ashkan Fardost   Composer
Jan Vayne   Composer,Producer
Nadia Ali   Composer
Raz Nitzan   Composer
Dave "The Wave" Dresden   Composer,Producer

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Shivers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Armin Van Buuren is a master. This is the first album of his I've ever purchased, but it surely won't be the last. "Wall of Sound" is beautifully sung by Justine, and deeply moving. I found "Shivers" to be equally moving as well. Armin does a very good job matching the emotion of the vocal with the instrumental sounds.