Cosmic Gate really upped their efforts in this album. Such an improvement from their older albums such as earth mover and sign of the times. You can tell that their style has changed slightly, but not to worry as it is for the better, in my opinion.
Previous albums has had a dark touch to their melodies, with a good dose of hard thumping baselines. Quite minimal at times, in the sense that there weren't many layers but isn't a bad thing, although some might not appreciate it as it can be somewhat be repetitive at times.
"Wake your mind" however has not only trance aspects to it, but they introduced some progressive house-iness (if that's a word) to it. A fresh change and with a more complex buildup, with more layers. Most of the songs here are emotional evoking songs with hair-raising build ups. There is also plenty of vocals. These songs for me stand out and gives an insight to how the rest of the albums sounds like, more or less.
Over The Rainbow (Feat. J Something)
Be Your Sound (Feat. Emma Hewitt)
Wake Your Mind (Feat. Cary brothers)
All Around You (Feat. Myon & Shane 54 & Aruna)
4 out 5 stars.
If you like Trance or Progressive music, do yourself a favour and get this album.