Every visionary artist strives toward what they might consider their personal magnus opus. For Anjunabeats favorite and frequent Above & Beyond collaborator Andrew Bayer, In My Last Life might be just that.
Five years in the making, Bayer’s third LP represents a humanizing of the enigmatic producer’s sound and a completely different direction for the trance/electronic gleaning act. Bayer says the album draws its inspirations from such influences as Kate Bush, Atoms For Peace, Aphex Twin, and Talk Talk.
Comprised of 8 heartfelt trance ballads, penned and delivered by Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun and the incredible Alison May, the album explores the darker, more low end, bass-heavy terrain while retaining it’s uplifting trance progressions. It’s completely transcendent, nonetheless. Rather than constructing a collection of dance floor ballads — what the people have often come to expect of Bayer — the 8-track album is more of an artist statement exploring love and loss through the narrative prisms of reincarnation and immortality.