No one knows sound better than an audio engineer. Johan Vilborg is a Swedish producer who not only put himself through a proper education at the Society of Automotive Engineers, but has also balanced that technical know-how with the highest degree of creativity that you just can’t teach. He’s been focusing all of his vital knowledge on the various shades of progressive, regularly putting out heart-stoppers on Enhanced Progressive. “Stellar,” the A-side from the latest two-tracker for them, has gotten a push from Above & Beyond in their most recent Group Therapy Radio show.
In the intro edit version, Vilborg sets the mood with a two-minute-long buildup centered on cinematic pads and ethereal piano play. The tension escalates further with the addition of delicate drums and lofty arpeggiations—until the track bursts wide open into a rush of pure prog-trance euphoria. His use of atmospherics here will steal the air right out of your lungs, which is becoming a common trait for this melodic mastermind.
Available December 22 via Enhanced Progressive.