Andrew Bayer delivers his most career defining work yet in third studio album, ‘In My Last Life’
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.
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