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Synth Single Review: "Stronger Than The Sun" by RAN

Karl is a longtime freelancer who's passionate about music, art, and writing.

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RAN’s Stronger Than The Sun bursts with power and launches itself into a pulse-pounding synthwave beat as it exudes dynamic, uplifting energy. From dark depths the driving, drum heavy synthwave beat adds muscle to the trumpeting synth carrying repeating, climbing notes in surging flashes. Medium high, dense synth calls out a soaring melody imbued with a sensation of new accomplishment.

Choral synths add more power to the track, deepening the contrast between positive melodic emotion over the darker weight of the oscillating muscle underpinning the music. The yearning melody breaks into a wide, drifting series of sonic blocks that create a feeling of vaulting vistas opening around the listener while smoothly flowing synth eddies in the background.

As the huge drums batter, RAN’s guitar unfurls in lines that soar raptor-like over the driving beat, skirling out in intricately shredding notes. The powerful beat and bass support the swirling, climbing lead synth as it reaches across vaulted spaces to launch back into the stratosphere and then into silence.

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