Henry Saiz ‎– Balance 019

Balance Music (3) ‎– BAL003CD
2 × CD, Compilation, Mixed

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1-1 Henry Saiz Intro (Taped Memories, Voice Notes, Still Moments, Through An Old Radio In A Ghostly Artificial Paradise)
Written-By, Producer – Henry Saiz
1-2 Tyrane King Of The Invisible Land (Henry Saiz's We Are The Music Makers 303 Remix)
Remix – Henry SaizVoice – King UniqueWords By – Arthur William Edgar O'ShaughnessyWritten-By – Henry Saiz, Luis M. Deltell
1-3 Hal Incandenza Mystical Tree
Written-By, Producer – Henry Saiz
1-4 Henry Saiz 1981
Written-By, Producer – Henry Saiz
1-5 Jesse Somfay & Henry Saiz Honey Wine
Written-By, Producer – Henry Saiz, Jesse Somfay
1-6 Hal Incandenza Little Mountains (Henry Saiz High-End Rework)
Written-By, Producer – Henry Saiz
1-7 Spada Onice
Written-By, Producer – Ermanno Spadati
1-8 Henry Saiz Lady In The Mirror (Mediterranean Haunted Beach Version)
Written-By, Producer – Henry Saiz
1-9 Cora Novoa & Spaceman (19) Black Heart (Henry Saiz's 95 Cassette Rework)
Remix – Henry SaizWritten-By – Cora Novoa, Samuel Thomas
1-10 Kitkaliitto Letting Go (Henry Saiz RnB Added Version)
Remix – Henry SaizWritten-By – Niko Ryytty, Tommi Koskinen
1-11 Esperanza (10) Ink
Written-By, Producer – Carlo Alberto Dall'Amico, Matteo Lavagna, Sergio Maggioni
1-12 Henry Saiz Eterno Retorno (90's Acid Trance Version)
Written-By, Producer – Henry Saiz
1-13 Henry Saiz Interlude
Vocals – Lhasa De SelaWritten-By, Producer – Henry Saiz
1-14 Pional & Henry Saiz Uroboros
Written-By, Producer – Henry Saiz, Miguel Barros (2)
2-1 Calypso Synth Ensemble Gaia
Written-By, Producer – Calypso Synth Ensemble
2-2 Armed Caminando Sobre La Superficie Del Sol
Written-By, Producer – Jose Lopez Gonzalez
2-3 Henry Saiz Vargtimmen
Written-By, Producer – Henry Saiz
2-4 Eelke Kleijn Lone Ranger (Henry Saiz Ocean Drive Remix)
Remix – Henry SaizWritten-By, Producer – Eelke Kleijn
2-5 Mono Electric Orchestra Indifference (Henry Saiz Queztalli Rework)
Remix – Henry SaizWritten-By, Producer – Barry Jamieson
2-6 Charles Gudagafva Tango Hej Da
Written-By, Producer – Kalle Rönngårdh
2-7 Spada & Henry Saiz Gloom
Written-By, Producer – Ermanno Spadati, Henry Saiz
2-8 Dosem & Henry Saiz Zen Boat
Written-By, Producer – Henry Saiz, Marc Ramirez
2-9 Ricardo Tobar Together
Written-By, Producer – Ricardo Tobar
2-10 AMyn Elle (Henry Saiz Balance Edit)
Remix [Additonal Production] – Henry SaizWritten-By, Producer – Niels Blondeel
2-11 Solar Sailor Horizon
Written-By, Producer – Solar Sailor
2-12 Marc Marzenit & Henry Saiz Radiance (Balance Version)
Written-By, Producer – Henry Saiz, Marc Marzenit*
2-13 Liz Cirelli & Minski Trip Of The Dolphin
Written-By, Producer – Liz Cirelli, Rick Koster
2-14 Okain Thank You, Come Again
Written-By, Producer – Samuel Thalmann
2-15 Simon Garcia (2) If This World Were Dub
Written-By, Producer – Simon Garcia (2)
2-16 Henry Saiz Feat. Anneke van Giersbergen Come Wander With Me
Producer – Henry SaizVocals – Anneke van GiersbergenWritten-By – Jeff Alexander, Tony Wilson (10)
2-17 Sistema Nodo 6 (Henry Saiz Balance Rework)
Written-By, Producer – Manuel Ruiz



Artwork © 2011 Balance Music.
Made in EU.

Track 1-2 words taken from the poem 'Ode', written by Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy.

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8 de agosto de 2017
editado about 1 month ago

Balance 019 (alongside his newer Natura Sonoris mix in this series) succinctly captures Henry Saiz's soundscape and musical vision. Across both CD's, the overarching theme is consistent: lush, wistful, often fantastical, and ultimately something very emotionally human. Of the numbered Balance releases, 019 is one of the best.

CD1 opens with an abstract prologue that sets the mood: the journey is bionically mediated through the connection between human and the electronic (music), at once paying homage to past lives broadcast through radio and to the newer generation of music, which seeks to explore fantasy and dream - a running theme in Saiz's works (e.g. Reality Is...). "We are the music makers..." proclaims Saiz, while belting out nostalgic 303 synths over a progressive beat. Mystical Tree officially begins the mix with light-hearted, charming vocals and melodies, while simultaneously carrying a sense of mysticism (go figure).

From there, we move into 1981, which heralds a simply profound experience alongside Honey Wine. 1981 features clever, simple details that are like ear candy. As sounds and synths are added, the track crescendos and begs for resolution - only to begin fading into quiet. The transition into Honey Wine is so extremely satisfying with its crashing bass introduction, finally scratching that itch.

Let's talk about Honey Wine. It is one of the most profound, beautiful compositions I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The thunderous bassline speaks for itself, but it also supports the various melodies and timbres that appear, disappear and reappear. The vocals are melancholic and contemplative, sometimes sounding almost as if screaming out in catharsis, phasing in and out as transiently as do people. Saiz executes this track so immaculately with his timing; just as the soundscape and its oppressive tone begin to suffocate, a plucky guitar is introduced that penetrates the thick wall of sound. It's a redeeming, more optimistic melody and timbre. Overall, the effect of this track is akin to vicariously experiencing the stories of many different lives, alongside the maelstrom of moments and accompanying emotions that they present. If none of this makes sense, that's alright - Honey Wine still is an incredible listen.

Admittedly, the high that is 1981/Honey Wine isn't quite matched by the rest of CD1, but it nevertheless maintains a strong cruise control, with highlights in Lady In The Mirror and Letting Go.

CD2 starts with a slow, somewhat-meandering beginning - although not in a bad sense. An easy-going, delicate tension is built across the first three tracks. It takes 15 minutes to finally kick into gear with the drop into Lone Ranger, after which the mix moves a little all over the place, though never straying from excellence. Highlights in the middle of the mix include Gloom and Elle. Going into the tail-end of this release, the of-that-moment (wow, already 6 years?) Radiance is well-remixed, imparting a certain energy into Trip Of The Dolphin, which features a refreshing mix-up in its orchestral/instrumental portion. It's a romantic, magical, and ethereal aside, disappearing just as quickly as it came back into a propelling bassline. The following two tracks present a weak note, but it bounces back when CD2 closes with an excellent vocal track in Come Wander With Me, followed by Nodo 6, which signals the end and beginning of a journey; its sudden cut-off into silence suggests a book still being written.

Throughout all of this, there is a particular, distinct sound that is Henry Saiz. One hears it in his other productions, and one wants to hear only more of it. Balance 019 stands as an indispensable mix for progressive, and solidifies Henry Saiz as one of the new century's most prolific electronic producers/DJ's.



23 de febrero de 2017
But is it on a par with the 005 :P


5 de septiembre de 2013
This release is a work of genius - Left me speechless... Mr. Oblaky words are too good to make another review... Enough said... Thank you Henry... Please keep them coming X


12 de abril de 2012

I agree, it's on a par with balance 14.


27 de junio de 2011
editado over 6 years ago

This Balance release is phenomenal. A couple of minutes in and you'll know that it has been made with genuine heart and love of music, both past and present and that it was put together by someone who understands how powerful music can be in capturing and expressing intangible emotions and timeless qualities, binding the past, the present and the future together into a fleeting moment. The mix offers wonderings into these unique moments as few other releases do.

It's clear that Henry Saiz understands the potential of a mix cd as the format created for, but going far beyond, the dancefloor experience. The mixes take you on a sonic journey inspired by past wonderings through the shortwave spectrum on old analogue radio sets, nights spent browsing through their miracle world of white noise, exotic languages, mysterious tunes and echoey sounds. These memories are brought to life with present technology, respecting the continuity that underlies all music across genres. You'll find yourself transfixed and exhillarated with each second, wondering where the mix takes you next.

There are moments to dream to, moments to dance to and moments to zone out to and stare out of the window (ideally, while travelling long distances). Naming highlights in the tracklist or track IDs for reference would be difficult, even pointless, as it would go against the idea behind both sets - to offer a unified listening experience. A quality it shares with similarly mighty Balance 14 by Joris Voorn.

Very few mix cds go close to this one. Buy it while it's out there. It is the Large Hadron Collider of music particles that yields wondrous results right now.