As it was the case with his previous mixes (At the Controls, Balance) it took some time for me to really appreciate the skill, genuine originality and quality of the mixing. These aren't the kinds of mixes that work on first impressions, or on one level. Quite the contrary - it's only when you allow the mix to work on its own merits, when you get the sense of the whole, only then it will start to reveal its true quality. Once that happens, it's sure to become seriously addictive and fulfilling. Everything will start to make sense, everything will fall into place, adding to the development, build up and flow of the mix, often on surprisingly emotional levels. This 'sense of the whole' brings the mix to entirely new levels each time you listen.
That's what I love most about Agoria's mixing. It's the incredible variety of sounds, genres and tunes he's able to weave together into something that is breathtakingly original, complex and at the same time unified, even though some of the used elements could be very far from each other in time or genre (see Ella Fitzgerald's Night And Day). Agoria is able to take an element of a track, develop it in a new context to an amazing effect, having all of the elements add to the whole structure of the mix. He seems to be able to develop and construct his mixes on very fine lines, as if using many silk threads that wouldn't stand the pressure on their own, but, when put together, they create an amazing fabric that captures and inspires your imagination. (See the impeccable mixing in tracks 11 & 12 Agoria feat. Carl Craig & La Scalars - Speechless.)
This is, indeed, a work of an incredibly talented DJ that will keep on rewarding you after many repeated listens.