After ‘Hello World’ in 2015, it’s about time he reveals a new artist album but this time, the Dutch Trance veteran Ferry Corsten released his Sci-Fi concept album titled ‘Blueprint’ labeled as the ‘most ambitious artist album to date’ by the man himself.
For some, the vision of a concept album often lacks that atmosphere enhancing quality but ‘Blueprint’ is conceived by a deliberate passion for re-coding how the music delivers its story. Ferry wanted to give this project a wider scaling approach and unite the music with a storyline that goes beyond just simple lyrics.
Ferry worked closely with screenwriter David H Miller (of House of Cards) on storyboarding a narrative to accompany the album’s conceptual direction and the result? A body of work that is polished, synthesized and intellectual in its own conclusion.
‘Blueprint’ is truly an explorative journey and one which the iconic producer is finally excited to be sharing with you. With the album set for a Spring release, Ferry has already previewed the title track and given it away as a free download.
With its opening title track ‘Blueprint’ the album commences in wondrous form straddling euphoria and seduction at its heart, as it shoots for the stars setting up for a cosmic ballet. The atmospherical payoff of ‘Venera (Vee’s Theme)’ is enchantingly uplifting, as listeners have their first encounter with Vee. The vocal of Eric Lumiere adds depth to the character’s arrival with ‘Something To Believe In’ before ‘Edge Of The Skye’, featuring Haliene, ignites an odyssey to ‘A World Beyond’. The weaving metronomic build of ‘Trust’ is industriously rich and perfectly poised for this interstellar exploration. Whilst the otherworldly tones of ‘Lonely Inside’ beam us into the isolation of Space and renders all meaning beyond one emotion, desire. The sentiment on Haliene’s voice pierces through on the tense ‘Piece of You’ before we head into the third act and encounter “The Drum” again on ‘Drum’s A Weapon’. The album majestically concludes with the beautiful combo of Haliene & Eric Lumiere on ‘Another Sunrise’ and the ‘Eternity’ with its Shepherd scale-esque splendour.